Tim Canova and Progress For All

36,378 supporters

PROGRESS FOR ALL is a small-donor based grassroots political and community action group supporting progressive candidates and causes at the national, state, and local levels. This effort has grown out of Tim Canova’s 2016 campaign for Congress against Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then the chair of the Democratic National Committee. Canova’s fierce challenge, along with other critics, helped drive Wasserman Schultz from the DNC, all the while staying true to his pledge to take only small donations and reject any corporate PAC money. PROGRESS FOR ALL is part of the progressive grassroots movement that has been sweeping our country since Occupy Wall Street in 2011. We are “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Unlike some other purportedly progressive and revolutionary political organizations, Progress For All has not organized as a 501(c)(4) and will not accept large undisclosed donations or contributions from any corporate PACs. Consistent with Canova’s 2016 campaign, Progress For All is committed to staying true to our progressive principles by limiting itself solely to small donors and small donations. The term Progress For All stems from the New Deal tradition in American politics, from Franklin Roosevelt to John Kennedy, and embodies the progressive ideal of linking universal rights and benefits of citizenship to universal civic obligations and duties. The promise of American democracy is for liberty and justice, not for some, but for all. The promise of progressive reform is for Social Security, jobs at living wages, decent housing, sustainable environments, access to healthy food, affordable education, comprehensive health care, adequate leisure and family time, and freedom from unfair competition — not for some, but for all. Progress For All calls for strict regulation of Wall Street and predatory finance, an end to corporate subsidies, renewed public banking alternatives that meet all of society’s needs, and a revived public sector balanced with genuinely free markets to ensure a full employment economy that works for everyone, particularly for the 99 percent.

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Petitioning U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Healthcare For All

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the Obama Administration, millions of Americans gained access to health insurance for the first time. It was undoubtedly a monumental achievement, but despite the reforms of the ACA, tens of millions of Americans are still uninsured or under-insured and unable to afford high priced premiums, deductibles, and co-payments. With the passage of the Republican repeal bill, the so-called American Healthcare Act, the future of the ACA is at risk and we now have a chance to build something even better. Please sign your name if you agree that, now more than ever, we must move to a “Medicare For All” single payer healthcare system.    U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-MI) has already introduced legislation that would do just that: H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act, which would provide universal coverage for all medical care, while ending premiums, deductibles, and co-payments. It would save consumers, employers, and taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars annually by eliminating the high overhead and profits of the private health insurance industry. The bill has 108 House co-sponsors and that number is growing every day.   I have traveled throughout the state of Florida meeting with senior citizens, rank-and-file workers and families, all of whom tell me that their number one concern is the rising cost of premiums, co-payments, and prescription drugs. Healthcare is a human right – please join me in calling on Congress to make that right accessible to all Americans. The GOP’s health plan gives even more power to private insurance companies and Big Pharma. It will end healthcare for 24 million Americans, raise premiums for millions of people with pre-existing conditions and gut funding from Medicare and Medicaid – all to give $600 billion in tax breaks to the rich and powerful. Together we’re demanding that Congress work for the America people, not Wall Street billionaires. Thank you for taking the time to support H.R. 676, Medicare For All – because we all need and deserve universal health care for ourselves, our families, and for our children’s future.       

Tim Canova and Progress For All
36,378 supporters