Progressive Caucus - Events

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 07:00 PM Vienna Time · 63 rsvps
    Online in Vienna, Austria

    Biden-Harris Progress Report #4: Four Crises, Four Plans, One Goal!

    Four crises, four plans, one goal! On the heels of its success with the American Rescue Plan, the Biden-Harris Administration has proposed the American Jobs Plan, Made in America Tax Plan, and American Families Plan. The goal is to ensure a sustainable thriving economy with benefits for all. Join us to learn more about each, consider their strengths and weaknesses, and contemplate their chances of passage. proDA and DA Germany Climate Caucus members will offer information provocatively to stimulate our open discussion. It promises to be a memorable experience!

    Please rsvp to receive the Zoom link.

  • Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM Berlin Time · 9 rsvps
    Zoom in Leipzig, Germany

    Germany Progressive Caucus: Global AGM Update

    Grab a coffee/tea and join the Germany Progressive Caucus on May 29 at 11:00 a.m. as we recap the results of the Global Annual General Meeting from a progressive perspective. At our meeting, we will do the following: 

    • Provide an overview of DA’s global decision-making structures
    • Talk about some of the important resolutions and bylaw agreements that passed
    • Cover some of the important proposals still pending a vote
    • Brainstorm ways we can support progressive measures that were approved
    • Discuss how to advocate for pending and future resolutions to DPCA voting reps
    • Share how ProDA members can draft their own resolutions and bylaw proposals for global consideration

    We aim to empower Progressive Caucus members by increasing the transparency of decision-making processes. Collectively, we can be a force of accountability and positive change in DA, but first, we must educate ourselves. 

    At the heart of our efforts, our mission stands: Educate, Agitate, Organize! 

  • Monday, May 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp

    The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism - Global Progressive Caucus Book Club

    All are welcome to attend. Join us.

    “In this penetrating new study, Harvard University's Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson go beyond images of protesters in Colonial costumesto provide a nuanced portrait of the Tea Party. What they find is sometimes surprising. Drawing on grassroots interviews and visits to local meetings in several regions, they find that older, middle-class Tea Partiers mostly approve of Social Security, Medicare, and generous benefits for military veterans. Their opposition to "big government" entails reluctance to pay taxes to help people viewed as undeserving "freeloaders" - including immigrants, lower income earners, and the young. At the national level, Tea Party elites and funders leverage grassroots energy to further longstanding goals such as tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation of business, and privatization of the very same Social Security and Medicare programs on which many grassroots Tea Partiers depend. Elites and grassroots are nevertheless united in hatred of Barack Obama and determination to push the Republican Party sharply to the right. The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism combines fine-grained portraits of local Tea Party members and chapters with an overarching analysis of the movement's rise, impact, and likely fate.”

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they can contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre ([email protected]) who will help them with the listed books. Learn more about the proDA Book Club.