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Contacts for interviews in print and on air: Executive Director Donna Smith email@example.com 720-256-8373 Deputy Director Michael Fox firstname.lastname@example.org 727-320-4502 Communications Director Mike Hersh email@example.com 301-602-9388
What: Congratulates the Progressive Democrats who won smashing statewide victories as well as many state and local elections
Where: In Virginia and New Jersey, and several other states
Why: To end the shameful and painful "Trumpublican"
When: Starting now and continuing for the foreseeable future
How: Via public outreach, organizing, and via the media
Washington, D.C.—Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) congratulated the Progressive Democrats who won smashing statewide victories in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as many state and local elections there and elsewhere. The group is also heartened that voters easily passed Medicaid Expansion in Maine.
PDA Executive Director Donna Smith said, "As Progressive Democrats of America, we celebrate these resounding wins. Also we call on our fellow Democrats to keep in mind that these were all base-driven victories that rewarded strong progressive candidates and policies. We warn against overconfidence and 'moderating' aka compromising our principles as we continue to work for victories in the midterm elections next year. PDA organizes around progressive solutions."
Smith added, "Many explained that their votes that delivered these big victories related to the need for fundamental healthcare reform, especially Improved Medicare for All. In Maine, 70,000 people will soon have healthcare as their state becomes the first in the Union to expand Medicaid via a voter referendum that carried by 18 points. Voters in Virginia, Washington, and New Jersey also spoke clearly in favor of healthcare as a human right."
Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots political action committee. The organization was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and U.S. politics by working inside the Democratic Party and outside with peace, justice, civil rights, environmental, and other reform movements. PDA's Healthcare Not Warfare campaign brings together the need for a comprehensive universal healthcare system with our advocacy for scaled-down military spending and reliance on non-military approaches to foreign policy, rather than regime change and military action.
The PDA National Advisory Board includes: Representatives John Conyers, Jr., Barbara Lee, Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, and James McGovern; as well as progressive leaders including Academy Award winning documentarian Michael Moore, Actress / Activist Mimi Kennedy, Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Author Jim Hightower, and Radio Hosts / Authors Lila Garrett and Thom Hartmann. Esteemed activists Michael Lighty, Medea Benjamin, Steve Cobble, Kristin Cabral, Marjorie Cohn, and Dr. Paul Song, M.D. also serve on the PDA Advisory Board.
For more information please see http://www.pdamerica.org and contact:
Executive Director Donna Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 720-256-8373
Deputy Director Michael Fox email@example.com 727-320-4502
Communications Director Mike Hersh firstname.lastname@example.org 301-602-9388
Executive Director Donna Smith