Progressive Democrats of America

Progressive Democrats of America was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and our country. We seek to build a party and government controlled by citizens, not corporate elites-with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just private interests. As a grassroots PAC operating inside the Democratic Party, and outside in movements for peace and justice, PDA played a key role in the stunning electoral victories of November 2006 and 2008. Our inside/outside strategy is guided by the belief that a lasting majority will require a revitalized Democratic Party built on firm progressive principles.

For over two decades, the party declined as its leadership listened more to the voices of corporations than those of Americans. PDA strives to rebuild the Democratic Party from the bottom up-from every congressional district to statewide party structures to the corridors of power in Washington, where we work arm in arm with the Congressional Progressive Caucus. In just five years, PDA and its allies have shaken up the political status quo-on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Medicare for all, voter rights, accountability, and economic and environmental justice.

2 protests

November 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

East Lansing, MI

Meet Chris Smith for Congress: PDA Lansing, November Meeting

We will have Chris Smith speaking about his campaign for congress in the 8th Congressional District!

November 18, 2017, 4:00 pm

Chicago, IL

Democratic Gubernatorial Forum

Save the date! PDA Chicago along with several progressive organizations in Chicago will be hosting a moderated gubernatorial candidate forum. Details coming soon!