July 10, 2008

PDA Peace Activist Group Housing Forming in Funky & Historic City of Mt Rainier

PDA Peace Activist Group Housing Forming in Funky & Historic City of Mt

Do you want to live inexpensively on the DC city line, and at the same
time be surrounded by the deepest pool of progressive politics in the
Washington area? If you do, you have found your happy home! It is the
new, Progressive Democrats of America, Washington DC Activist House. You
can rent a room at the PDA Activist House for as little at$475/month
plus a set monthly fee for all utilities and necessary household goods.
Other rooms are $550/month plus the $60 fee. A TBD deposit will be needed.

Our beautiful home, with large backyard, CAC, D/W, W/D, Fireplace 2 full
baths, is in quaint, Mount Rainer MD on the NE DC line. Bus and Metro
accessible, the PDA House makes it easy to get to stores, work, and/or
progressive political activism on the Hill. Come join us in living
inexpensively, while helping to change the world! If you are interested
contact Tom Pallow at 202-903-1133.

July 09, 2008

Take Action: Prevent War on Iran

Attack on Iran Imminent! Stop HCR 362!

If there is a time this year that you are going to take action, this should be it. 

A new bill, House Concurrent Resolution 362, which essentially calls for a blockade of Iran, is steamrolling its way through the House.  Please call or email your Representative to urge a vote AGAINST HCR 362 the Blockade of Iran bill.

As an antidote, SUPPORT HCR 321 which calls for a comprehensive diplomatic engagement with Iran and other Middle Eastern nations as a way to resolve disputes and provide a responsible end to our occupation of Iraq.

Join PDA and other groups in a national call-in/email campaign beginning immediately. Read more details from the PDA web site.

Call the Capitol switch board (202)-224-3121 and ask for your Representative, or click here for an email Action Alert.

You can also use our action alert system to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper(s) and national media outlets.

HCR 362 is a dangerous bill calling for severe sanctions--far beyond those proposed by the Bush administration--and could be interpreted as an act of war under international law. It would further alienate Iran and could trigger retaliation against our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, blockage of oil shipments through the straits of Hormuz, and potential involvement of other nations in the region.  If we want catastrophe in the Middle East,  deeper recession and gas at $6 per gallon, this would do it.

A much more effective alternative is HCR 321 which calls for a serious and sustained diplomatic initiative involving Iraq, Iran, Syria, and other neighboring states.  This bill provides a responsible way out of Iraq and an avenue for dispute resolution with Iran and other nations.

PDA supports HCR 321 as a major step toward returning to diplomacy not war as our primary tool of foreign policy. 


Thank you,

Howard Jennings
for the End the War, Redirect Funding Issue Organizing Team

PDA Has Clout on Air America
Richard Greene has been very supportive of PDA. Show PDA's support in return by listening to "Clout" at 9:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM PDT every weekday. Click here to listen to the live stream. Help us drive up online listener numbers to keep "Clout" on the air with PDA!

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Elect a permanent, progressive majority in 2008. PDA's advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders like Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Jim Hightower, Thom Hartmann and Rev. Lennox Yearwood.

July 08, 2008

Progressives on Air America Tuesday July 8!

Progressives on Air America Tuesday July 8!

Tune in online here to listen to Mimi Kennedy on Air America with our PDA leaders Tim Carpenter and Lila Garrett, joined by our endorsed Healthcare NOT Warfare Candidate Harry Taylor from North Carolina on CLOUT with Richard Greene. Mimi will be co-hosting with Richard Greene, who has been very supportive of PDA. We hope to show our support in return by listening to "Clout" at 9:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM PDT daily. Click here to listen to the live stream. We need to drive up the online listener numbers Tuesday to keep "Clout" on the air with PDA!

Richard writes: "I reached out to PDA in the hopes that Tuesday nights could become the Progressive Community's 2 hours on radio--every week, same time, same Bat Station. If, tomorrow, we could show a serious bump in stream numbers, 2,000 or more PDA members who log on at the beginning at 6:06 Pacific/9:06 Eastern and that they stay (I would love for them to also call in and jam the call lines--866-303-2270), this would give me enough CLOUT! to keep this kind of community radio on the air."

Click to listen, call in, support PDA on the Radio TONIGHT: 9 PM ET, 6 PM PT!