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    Get Out the Progressive Vote in Presidential Primaries Now!

    To win the presidential election in November and motivate a new generation of voters, we must ensure the Democratic Party platform is the most progressive ever -  including Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, eliminating student debt, criminal justice reform, reducing income inequality, and much more!  Voters in the remaining primaries will determine whether or not the Sanders campaign has the needed leverage to impact the platform, rules, and other critical decisions made at the Democratic National Convention.  To ensure that is the case, Senator Sanders needs 25% of the delegates for maximum influence on the Rules and Bylaws, Platform, and Credential committees, especially for bringing resolutions to the floor of the convention. Right now, Bernie needs 141 more delegates to reach 1,200 and 25%!

    What is the current delegate count* (delegate count data accurate as of June 14, 2020. Source: NBC)

    • Joe Biden has 2,132 delegates and has secured the nomination.
    • Bernie Sanders has 1059  and no longer can secure the nomination.
    • Other candidates have received a total 119 delegates.

    How many primaries remain and how many delegates remain unassigned?

    What can we do?

    • Vote for Bernie and the most progressive down-ballot candidates in upcoming primaries.
    • Urge voters you know to do the same.
    • Phonebank  for Bernie and other progressives via Our Revolution and/or volunteer for Once Again, a new political action committee supported by The People for Bernie, Progressive Democrats of America; and others dedicated to progressive wins. (Pro tip: you can use 00000 as your zip code to register with these groups or use your U.S. zip code.)

    Let’s ensure the largest possible number of delegates secure the reforms and policies we need to win in November! 

    DA Global Progressive Caucus Leadership:

    Sue Alksnis
    | Canada Secretary / Progressive Caucus Global Co-Chair / DPCA Voting Member
    Kent Getsinger
    | Democrats Abroad Australia Chair
    Gordon Gaul
    | Progressive Caucus Global Co-Chair / DPCA Voting Member, Democrats Abroad Japan
    Siera Burtrum
    | DPCA Voting Representative, UK; Council Member, UK; Progressive Caucus EMEA Chair
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    News

    ProDA January 2021 News Highlights

    Progressive Caucus (proDA) invites you to take these actions putting people and the planet before profit:

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    August/September Highlights

    A majority of DA Delegates to the Democratic National Convention mobilized for M4A, signing a pledge to vote NO on the 2020 DNC Platform unless it included a commitment to a universal, single-payer healthcare plan. They voted NO as a block together on August 11th in solidarity with over 750 other delegates. Read more here.

    Share these powerful stories of Americans in France who love M4A. Our Revolution France recently released Expats in France: Why We Love Medicare for All, Experiences of Americans on both sides of the Atlantic reveal French healthcare costs less and saves lives. Here is the short, powerful companion video

     Join a book discussion with the new Progressive Caucus Book Club. The next meeting is September 7th [rescheduled from August 31st] to discuss Bigger than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism by Micah Uetricht & Meagan Day. On September 27th, we’ll discuss Women, Race and Class by Angela Y. Davis. See the full list of books here. Assistance available to access books. RSVP here.

     Help elect progressives up and down the ballot! Check out our tips on how to find and support progressive candidates, wherever you are in the world.

    Screen_Shot_2020-08-21_at_5.11.16_PM.pngHave you got some progressive friends and family who hesitate to vote for Joe and Kamala? Join us for our online discussion, Bittersweet November to understand this perspective and effective ways to discuss it with them, September 5, 11 am Korea Standard Time (September 4, 10 pm Eastern time). Or share this article with them and start a discussion: Bittersweet November: An Opponent, An Opportunity by Kelsey McLendon

     Want Progressive U.S. Politics? Continue to Reform the Democratic Party Rules. So says Larry Cohen, Chair of Our Revolution in this informative article explaining the direct connection between party rules and electing progressives.

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 06:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 11 rsvps

    Parasite: Film Discussion

    co-sponsored by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus and the Progressive Caucus

    "A masterpiece"

    "Wickedly funny"

    "Roaringly furious"

    "Thrilling, mischievous, dazzling"

    Join discussion about the film Parasite, co-sponsored by the AAPI and Progressive Caucuses. We'll watch some short clips from the movie and discuss the film.

    This South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-Ho is considered by many critics to be the best film of 2019. It was hugely successful and received numerous accolades. Not only was it the first South Korean film to win the Palm d’Or award at Cannes but was also the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

    Spoiler Alert*: We recommend you to watch the film before joining the discussion.

    Parasite is available to stream on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

    Parasite Teaser

    Parasite Article from the Washington Post:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/class-warfare-is-on-full-display-in-director-bong-joon-hos-provocative-parasite/2019/10/15/9d389286-ee96-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

    8 pm Korea
    9:30 pm Adelaide Australia
    12 pm Berlin
    6 am ET DC
    4:30 pm Mumbai