DA Global Progressive Caucus Leadership:
Progressive Caucus (proDA) invites you to take these actions putting people and the planet before profit:
- Sign this petition to support Deb Haaland’s nomination to lead the Department of Interior. Republicans are already ganging up against her. We need her fighting for our future and Indigenous rights. Join Progressive Democrats of America, Greenpeace, Climate Hawks, Daily Kos and other organizations to support Deb Haaland’s appointment, and share with your network.
- Check out National Nurses United’s quick, easy online tool to support Medicare for All with Letters to the Editor. Also see proDA’s tips on the persuasive power of your personal healthcare story as an American living abroad.
- Join the Progressive Caucus Book Club to discuss Stephanie Kenton’s The Deficit Myth on January 25 and discuss W.E.B. DuBois’ Black Reconstruction on February 22.
- Thank DA's Martha McDevitt-Pugh and Adrianne George for joining nearly 40 other DNC members in signing this letter to President Biden on Democratic Party reform.
- How about running for election in your DA Chapter or Country Committee? Elections will take place over the next few months and you should get emails with information. Or find your country or chapter here, and look for announcements of elections and Annual General Meetings. Elections should follow DA’s guidance on country committee elections.
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.
Have 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.
proDA Book Club: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory & the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton
Date:Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
Book: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton, 2020
All are welcome to attend the January proDA Book Club meeting on January 25, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time. Join us!
As an advocate of modern monetary theory, Kelton in The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy offers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. This promises to be a lively meeting as the author shifts the terrain from narrow budgetary questions to one of broader economic and social issues and benefits.
Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (email@example.com) who will help them with the listed books.
Learn more about the proDA Book Club.