Progressive Caucus - Events

  • Friday, October 02, 2020 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 27 rsvps
    Online in Zoom

    Swing States: Ways to Win from Abroad!

    Progressive Caucus members share their experiences volunteering with specific efforts to win swing states as well as close races with progressive candidates. Learn about curated volunteer opportunities you can participate in from anywhere in the world with just your device and an internet connection. Our guides will share what they are doing right now to win, and how you can join one or more of these efforts, including DA volunteer opportunities. There will be time for questions and sharing what you are doing, whether phoning, texting, postcards, behind-the-scenes, etc. #NovemberIsNOW It’s NOWvember!

    This is an online event, so please RSVP to receive the Zoom link!

    **Note that this is the first date of the Swing State events. The second is on Saturday, Oct. 3. The agenda is the same for both.**

  • Saturday, October 03, 2020 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 14 rsvps
    Online in Zoom

    Swing States: Ways to Win from Abroad!

    Progressive Caucus members share their experiences volunteering with specific efforts to win swing states as well as close races with progressive candidates. Learn about curated volunteer opportunities you can participate in from anywhere in the world with just your device and an internet connection. Our guides will share what they are doing right now to win, and how you can join one or more of these efforts, including DA volunteer opportunities. There will be time for questions and sharing what you are doing, whether phoning, texting, postcards, behind-the-scenes, etc. #NovemberIsNOW It’s NOWvember!

    This is an online event, so please RSVP to receive the Zoom link!

    **Note that this is the second date of the Swing State events. The first is on Friday, Oct. 2. The agenda is the same for both.**

  • Monday, October 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 12 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein

    Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein, 2019

     

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the October proDA Book Club meeting on October 26, 2020, 12 - 1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.

    Join us! We have lively meetings and Klein’s book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, is an excellent expose of how the environmental movement is crucial for progressive, social change. It cuts through the myths about climate change in today’s world.

    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 (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

  • Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: The Populist's Guide to 2020 by Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti

    populist-cover.jpgDate: Monday, November 30, 2020
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: The Populist's Guide to 2020 by Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, 2020

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the November proDA Book Club meeting on November 30, 2020, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.

    Join us! We have lively meetings and two authors put populism into a progressive framework in The Populist's Guide to 2020.

    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 (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

  • Monday, December 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: America Compromised by Lawrence Lessig

    populist-cover.jpgDate: Monday, December 28, 2020
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: America Compromised by Lawrence Lessig, 2018

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the December proDA Book Club meeting on December 28, 2020, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.

    Join us! We have lively meetings and this one should continue to be, as the author, Harvard Professor, Lawrence Lessing, describes in America Compromised how some of our key institutions have become corrupted and why Americans are driven to vote for anti-establishment candidates.

    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 (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory & the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton

    populist-cover.jpgDate: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

    Book Discussion

    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 (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: The Force of NonViolence: An ethico-political bind By Judith Butler

    populist-cover.jpgDate:Monday, February 22, 2021
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: The Force of NonViolence: An ethico-political bind by Judith Butler, 2020

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the January proDA Book Club meeting on February 22, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us! 

    As one of the world’s leading feminist philosophers, Butler in The Force of NonViolence: An ethico-political bind shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Furthermore, she argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethical relation to existing forms of power. But, in fact, nonviolence is an ethical position found in the midst of the political field – a new twist on a progressive understanding of non-violence! 

    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 (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.