Happy New Year! This is a reminder that the Roe Anniversary Event is coming up and the deadline to be included in the ad. To be included be sure to email email@example.com by Friday, Jan. 10. The Roe Anniversary event is Thursday, Jan. 23. It is a screening and discussion with the filmmakers of the documentary film, "After Tiller."
PDSB Issue Areas Include:
Get Involved With Our Current Campaign: MOVE TO AMEND!
CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE & SANTA BARBARA does not want unlimited and undisclosed amounts of corporate money coming into our local elections to influence the outcome that should belong to REAL PEOPLE in our community. We will have tables set up with our petitions for community members to sign!
Help circulate petitions to present to the Santa Barbara City Council in support of overturning Citizens United. Contact Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
"We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights." http://movetoamend.org
1. Economic Justice
2. End the War, Redirect Funding
3. Health Care for All
4. Clean, Fair & Transparent Elections & Government
5. Protect our Environment & Stop Global Warming
6. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Educate Congress Letter Drop-Off
Visit http://www.pdamerica.org for more details!
Will you be able to meet with us for a few minutes? Hope to see you then!
We’re asking our Elected Officials to Support this Legislation:
The "Deal for All"- includes Robin Hood Tax, Medicare for All, prosperity, and peace:
H.Res. 733 - to invest in education, job training, job creation. Oppose any legislation or effort which would cut benefits or endanger Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid--Cut spending on weapons 25%.
Robin Hood Tax:
HR 6411 - Rep. Keith Ellison's "Inclusive Prosperity Act - "financial speculation tax (FST) would generate hundreds of billions of dollars to fund job creation and kick-start the economy as well as save the social safety net.
Out of Afghanistan:
H.R. 780--Rep. Barbara Lee - funds for operations in Afghanistan shall be expended only for the safe and orderly withdrawal of all U.S. armed forces and Department of
Defense contractor personnel from Afghanistan. Cut spending on weapons and warby 25%.
Medicare for All:
H.R. 676--Rep. John Conyers’s bill establishes a non-profit universal single payer healthcare program, an improved "Medicare for all" program
H.R. 1200--Rep. Jim McDermott’s "American Health Security Act" establishing universal health care coverage by incorporating existing programs.
Jobs for All:
H.R. 870 / 4277--Rep. Conyers' 21st Century Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act- establish National Full Employment Trust Fund to create employment opportunities for the unemployed.
The "fiscal cliff" is approaching - largely a ginned up crisis. We will bring facts and ethics into these debates, working to educate Congress.
H.R. 2914--Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s "Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act" - create/fund 2,242,000 emergency jobs
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)
MOST VALUABLE POLITICAL GROUP:
The Nation Magazine
Progressive Democrats of America:
Paul Wellstone's "Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party" finally has a functional voice, in the form of PDA, a national group that has over the past several years struggled mightily – and often effectively – to pull the party to the left on issues of war and peace, health-care reform, economic justice and presidential accountability.
While Democratic "leaders" in Washington compromised on matters of principle, PDA pushed for a fixed timeline for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, questioned Barack Obama's talk of surging more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, worked with Michigan Congressman John Conyers to promote a single-payer response to the health-care crisis and argued that, yes, George Bush and Dick Cheney should be impeached. When Obama secured the Democratic presidential nod, PDA forged an essential bridge to independent lefties, mounting a Progressives for Obama campaign, successfully pressuring party platform writers to improve language on health care and trade issues and organizing (with support from The Nation) a busy program of policy events on the fringe of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
In a measure of the PDA's expanding role within the party, those convention sessions attracted a dozen key members of Congress including Conyers and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, actor Sean Penn and dozens of delegates. As 2008 ended, PDA was still taking on the most daunting issues – urging Obama and other Democrats to do more to promote a ceasefire in Gaza – and proving that this group understands the importance of keeping the pressure on party leaders in Washington to serve not just as Democrats but as progressives.
Chapter Leader Message
for a sign
for Earth Day:
CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE
THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BREATHE
THE AIR THEY POLLUTE