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Send your Healthcare Photo to Members of Congress

Add your photo to the DA healthcare stories booklet that will be shared with Members of Congress after the new year.

Act quickly to be added to the booklet before printing.

Photos could be of yourself, family or health-related, like a health receipt, medical equipment or prescription.  You can even use the "I Heart Universal Healthcare" sign in a selfie picture at this link

Even better, write a short description of why you love healthcare where you live and take a photo of you with your story, or maybe just your story if you like.  

Your story of affordable, quality, accessible healthcare overseas will help Members of Congress understand what is possible in other countries – and what is possible for all Americans.

Send your photo by email to Kent.

 


Medicare For All Barnstorm Training Calls - December 2018

Take action and get training to make improved Medicare For All a reality.

Want to see all Americans get the healthcare they need?  Join ProDA and the National Nurses United for a major nationwide mobilization in February 2019.
Next step is to join one of their training calls in early December, on the 3rd, 5th and 7th.  They have agreed to help ProDA volunteers host events overseas as well as virtual actions.

Register for a training call here: https://medicare4all.org/wp-content/uploads/MFA-Local-Barnstorm-Host-Training-Call.pdf(you may need to copy the link and paste it into the navigation bar to avoid a 'blocked plug in' screen)

If you plan to attend the training, or just want to help with ProDA’s M4A efforts, please email us HERE.

M4A Barnstorms are a great complement to ProDA’s Healthcare Stories book which will be distributed to Members of Congress, and our planned letters to the editor campaign, so a number of ProDA volunteers are participating in the training calls.  Join us and host an event where you are!
For more information on the M4A Campaign’s February action see: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/host-a-medicare-for-all-barnstorm
And listen to the Post-Midterm Organizing Call that explains the Barnstorm effort here: https://medicare4all.org/event/nov13call/
To contact ProDA, email us HERE.

 


Poor People’s Campaign Call 2018 - Nov 28

 

The Poor People’s Campaign

This progressive grassroots effort may interest Progressive Caucus members.  The Poor People’s Campaign is a “National Call for Moral Revival uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.” 

With over 200 partners including Women’s March, Our Revolution, Democratic Socialists of America, CODE PINK, and many coalitions and groups working in peace, anti-poverty, veterans issues, anti-militarism, environmentalism, and faith-based groups.

PPC is holding a mass call to report on grassroots actions across the country and upcoming actions. The call is on November 28, 8pm ET (Eastern Standard Time). Register and more info at:

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/rsvp/?utm_campaign=ppc_email&utm_content=1122email-_&utm_source=EM&utm_medium=EM&link_id=1&can_id=5cd5d0028d44f10a7d8bec94e0ac2783&email_referrer=email_458135___subject_585427&email_subject=going-on-the-offensive

 If you would like to be part of a ProDA team supporting the Poor People’s Campaign, please let us know by emailing us HERE


How to Call for Progressive Candidates from Overseas

 

This is it.
 
The upcoming midterms are a do-or-die moment for America and an opportunity to elect the largest group of progressive candidates ever.
 
This means we can support candidates who ran primary campaigns that only took small-dollar donations from individuals like us and are not influenced by corporate and PAC money. Candidates who support Medicare for All and getting big money out of politics.
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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!