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  Progressive Democrats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Progressive Democrats (in Irish An Páirtí Daonlathach, literal back-translation: The Democratic Party) is a free market liberal party in the Republic of Ireland founded in 1985.
The Progressive Democrats consider privatisation on a case by case basis, favouring the privatisation of state-owned airline Aer Lingus, while opposing their coalition partner’s plans to privatise airports company Aer Rianta, on the grounds the only thing worse than a public monopoly is a private monopoly.
On 7 September 2006 Mary Harney announced that she was stepping down as leader of the Progressive Democrats and that she would remain on as leader until a successor was chosen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_Democrats   (1211 words)

 Progressive Democrats of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Progressive Democrats of America is a progressive organization that formed out of the members of Dennis Kucinich's Presidential Campaign as well as Democracy for America, an organization that itself grew out of Howard Dean's presidential campaign.
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded during the 2004 Democratic Party National Convention in Massachusetts by delegates and activists concerned with the trend in the Democratic Party.
The mission of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is to strengthen the voice of progressive ideas within the Democratic Party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_Democrats_of_America   (346 words)

 Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts - About Us
Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts is a group of concerned citizens organized to promote social justice, political reform, and progressive values throughout the Commonwealth.
Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts is a group of citizens who are deeply concerned that people have become disconnected from the democratic process and that many of the progressive ideals upon which the Democratic Party was founded have been forgotten.
Progressive politics advances the idea that a primary function of government is to promote the well being of all citizens, not just that of one group at the expense of another.
www.progressivedems.org /AboutUs.htm   (1447 words)

 Progressive Democrats :: Liberal Political Party, Republic of Ireland :: Home
Statement by Mary Harney, T.D., Tánaiste and Leader of the Progressive Democrats, Mary Harney, T.D. “I wish to announce today that I have informed my Parliamentary Party colleagues this afternoon that I have decided now to stand down from the position of Leader of the Progressive Democrats as soon as a successor is chosen.
It will set out, in a single code, comprehensive statutory procedures for the application of stated policies to the various stages of the immigration process: visas, entry to the State, protection, residence permits and their terms and conditions, and the process of removal where that is necessary.
The Progressive Democrats Spokesperson for Transport, Tom Morrissey is a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, and is a former Chairman of the Progressive Democrats Parliamentary Part...
www.progressivedemocrats.ie   (372 words)

 Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts - Home
Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts Endorsing Deval Patrick for Governor
A unanimous vote of the PDM coordinating committee, representing progressive voters and volunteers from all over the state, is putting all of the organization's efforts behind Deval Patrick's historic candidacy.
The grassroots fervor created by Reich's 2002 Democratic primary campaign for governor was the moving force behind the founding of PDM.
www.progressivedems.org   (624 words)

 Princeton Progressive Nation: Democrats Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
DeLay is clearly a major ink-spot in that pattern; even if he evades imprisonment on the Texas charges, let's remember that the object of the fundraising effort in question was The Hammer's obsessive campaign to launch a re-redistricting of U.S. House seats to buttress his power in the Capitol.
Dionne readily admits that Kerry was to blame for a lot of the Democratic loss in 2004, but he says that blaming Kerry obfuscates other problems that the Dems have.
Democrats receive the lion's share of votes from African-Americans and from Hispanics as well (all the hype about Republicans appealing to Latinos on cultural issues notwithstanding).
www.princetonprog.com /archives/democrats/index.html   (2485 words)

 Progressive Democrats of America
Progressive Democrats of America is heading up a day of events under the theme "Organizing the Progressive Agenda" on Wednesday, September 6th at Camp Democracy.
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is proud to be among the groups participating in the Free Speech Zone table area that will be prominently featured at every CSNY tour date.
Progressive Democrats of America asserts that any remedy to the escalating conflicts involving Israel and its neighbors must begin by addressing the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and the consistent violence, humiliation and brutality the occupation entails.
www.pdamerica.org   (2492 words)

 Progressive Democrats - Politics.ie Wiki
The Progressive Democrats (An Páirtí Daonlathach) is a free market liberal party founded in 1985, mainly by members of Fianna Fáil.
Haughey was replaced in February 1992 by Albert Reynolds under pressure from the Progressive Democrats.
Both the Progressive Democrats themselves and other commentators have suggested that the party has had a greater influence on government policy since 1997 than might be expected from its size.
www.politics.ie /wiki/index.php?title=Progressive_Democrats   (1195 words)

 Progressive Democrats of South Florida - Progressive Democrats of America
Sixteen state progressive caucuses are already formed or in the process of forming and numerous others are in the beginning stages.
Progressive legislators will provide the representation to advance the progressive agenda and to pass laws that promote the progressive vision at all levels of government.
Mindful of the continuing important differences between Republican and Democratic political values, yet fully aware of how much better Democratic candidates and elected officials must be to save our people and our planet from destruction, we dedicate ourselves to beginning the long, patriotic, nonviolent, and ultimately unstoppable process of transforming the Democratic Party.
pda-sfl.org   (806 words)

 Progressive Democrats of North Carolina PAC - Home
Any registered Democrats in a county without an official PDNC chapter shall be enlisted as member by sending to the secretary (Gail Gould) a statement supporting the principles of the NCPD along with five dollars annual dues.
The membership of the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina PAC and the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina Caucus voted to combine the organizations into a single entity as 501-c-4 non-profit with associated PAC.
Contributions to the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina PAC are not tax deductible.
www.pdncpac.org   (553 words)

 Progressive Party - Democrats, incumbents hold ground in Burlington council race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Democrats and incumbents made the strongest showing Tuesday in Burlington's City Council race, with Democrats retaining control of the council.
In Ward 3, first-time Progressive candidate Clarence Davis defeated another first-time candidate, Democrat Jody Mesick, 655-459, to fill the seat vacated by veteran Progressive Philip Fiermonte.
Decelles said he was originally told that he won his first campaign then told he faced a runoff with Blais because he received only 39.6 percent of the votes cast in Ward 7.
www.progressiveparty.org /news/view/?id=108   (398 words)

 Valley Advocate: Did You Say "Liberal Democrats"?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Or that the state Democratic Party is hardly the left-wing bacchanal that the GOP would have voters believe.
Clarkson is new to the Democratic Party; a former independent, he was part of a flood of newcomers who joined to support Reich in 2002.
Last month, PDS, along with Progressive Democrats of Cambridge and Citizens for Participation in Political Action (CPPAX), released a scorecard that rates Democratic legislators on their adherence to the party platform (www.massscorecard.org).
valleyadvocate.com /gbase/News/content?oid=oid:87426   (2274 words)

 Progressive Party - Pollina is ideal choice for lieutenant governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Democratic Rep. John Tracy of Burlington recently told the press he is considering entering the upcoming race for lieutenant governor.
Progressives have shown their willingness to work together like this.
The Democratic leadership seems unwilling to cooperate with candidates, even if they share their views, unless they are Democrats.
www.progressiveparty.org /news/view/?id=52   (543 words)

 Progressive Democrats of America Defies Bush's "Mandate" | Democrats.com
Progressive Democrats of America is building on the recent coalition successes in challenging the Ohio electoral vote certification in Congress.
The overwhelming majority of progressive organizations in attendance felt that the PDA national conference was a watershed event in the progressive movement in this country.
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), an outgrowth of the Kucinich for President campaign, just concluded a large, successful national conference in Washington, D.C. Over 500 spirited, determined activists from all over the country came to the University of the District of Columbia for 48 hours of speeches, panels (too many!), workshops and informal person-to-person networking.
www.democrats.com /node/2831   (1938 words)

 Progressives to unveil 'core principles'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tensions between centrist and liberal factions among House Democrats came to a head in April during a whip meeting in which progressives voiced their displeasure that centrists had worked with Republicans on the bankruptcy reform bill, a measure progressives have vehemently opposed.
The Progressive Caucus had been considering raising its profile long before the bankruptcy bill came up, but that disagreement — especially the fact that centrists had urged House leadership to bring the bill to a vote without telling the rest of the party — “lit the fuse,” a House Democratic aide said.
Progressives are moving much more quickly to formulate their agenda and plan to have it ready for an event next Tuesday.
www.hillnews.com /thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/062105/progressives.html   (508 words)

 Most Democrats Want Progressive Candidates
Manchester, NH - Anti-war and anti-Bush fervor is growing among rank and file Democrats, threatening to pull the party to the left and creating a rift between increasingly belligerent activists and the party's leaders in Washington.
The fault line is evident as Democrats gather for spring and summer sessions filled with demands for bolder action by the congressional wing of their party, especially if they win control of the House or Senate in November.
In Ohio, the state that decided the last presidential election and is a pivotal battleground for this year's congressional elections, the state party chairman notes that the two top statewide candidates voted against the war and says 2008 candidates who did support it have some explaining to do.
www.truthout.org /docs_2006/060506G.shtml   (1098 words)

 Northwest Progressive Institute: Democrats With Spines
Senator Frist was on TV whining about how he hadn't been consulted and this was a slap in the face, and complaining that Democrats had "hijacked" the Senate.
Democrats can thank Sen. Reid, Sen. Durbin, and the Senate caucus by visiting this special contribution page where you can make a financial donation and send a personal message of thanks.
We're looking for progressive activists who want to make a difference and share their ideas with the world.
www.nwprogressive.org /weblog/2005/11/democrats-with-spines.html   (413 words)

 Progressive Democrats of Wisconsin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
he Progressive Democrats of Wisconsin (PDW) seek to return the state's Democratic Party to its liberal and progressive base and will work to reverse the current top-down management system to one where the state's party members control their party from the grassroots up.
In the 5th CD Wisconsin Democrat Bryan Kennedy is running against Jim Sensenbrenner (R) in 2006.
The Democratic leadership seems somehow unable to grasp the huge gap in outrage between them and their base.
www.wisconsinprogressives.org   (738 words)

 Progressive Democrats of West Michigan - Home
Progressive Democrats of West Michigan (PDWM) is an organization of progressive democrats that...
Progressive Democrats of West Michigan is affiliated with the Progressive Democrats of America.
PDWM is the first Michigan affiliate of the Progressive Democrats of America.
pdwm.org   (1351 words)

 Progressive Texan: Democrats' Evangelical Outreach
The New Republic has a pretty good, albeit scatter-brained, article from Amy Sullivan on how the Democratic party is beginning to realize that they have *gasp* a chance to woo Evangelical Christian voters for this year's election.
In part, that's because many professional Democrats continue to believe that evangelicals aren't "their" voters--or they confuse evangelicals with fundamentalists and so assume the whole demographic is out of reach.
Perhaps he understands something local Democratic leaders have realized, which the DNC is failing to grasp - that Evangelical Christians are not irreconcilably far-right - they have only been cast as such due to the only people who would really listen to them.
www.progressivetexan.com /2006/05/democrats_evangelical_outreach.html   (665 words)

 Yuma Democrats :: Progressive Caucus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The newly-formed Progressive Caucus of the Yuma County Democratic Party was formed by former members of the Yuma for Dean grassroots campaign.
The Caucus was formed on the belief in the Democratic Party as 'the big tent' in which Democrats of all colors and stripes must unite in order to regain the balance of power from the Republicans
Members of the Progressive Caucus are committed to working from within the Party to advance progressive issues and believe that their participation in the party will benefit all Democrats.
www.yumademocrats.com /general/org/progcaucus.htm   (104 words)

 Opinion: Exposing America's Enemies: Communist Progressive Democrats (Part II) - The Post Chronicle
Today the subversives call themselves liberals, progressives, and Democrats (and), as David Horowitz attested to, (the majority are) social justice seeking communists.
Progressive Democrats are responsible for installing Howard Dean as Democratic National Chairman.
Judging from the adolescent name-calling and howls of protest which my previous article elicited from Progressive groups, such as the Democratic Underground, it is obvious that the enraged howlers have no idea of what it really means for one to be a seeker of social justice.
www.postchronicle.com /commentary/opinion/article_21219819.shtml   (1797 words)

The purpose of Progressive Democrats of St. Louis is to join with other concerned citizens to promote progressive values within the Democratic Party (and without) for the betterment of the community, state, and nation.
The group formed as a 527 PAC around the time of the Democratic Convention 2004, in conjunction with the formation of PDA (the Progressive Democrats of America), which was launched by supporters of former presidential candidates Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Gov. Howard Dean and other progressives.
The Progressive Democrats of St. Louis is the charter Chapter Member of PDA in Missouri.
www.stlprogdems.org   (217 words)

 Progressive Texan: Democrats Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raked in $8.8 million in June, almost double the $4.8 million that its GOP counterpart brought in for the same month.
Thanks to Kuff and Juanita, the Texas Democratic Party's original petition regarding the attempted replacement of Tom DeLay in the CD22 race has made its way into the blogosphere, and therefore can be picked apart properly (instead of being poorly analyzed, as the local MSM tends to do with legal documents).
The rural, white, conservative Democrat is a dying breed.
www.progressivetexan.com /democrats   (3013 words)

 George Bush's Democrats
Democrats either were, or cooperated with, the KKK in resisting Reconstruction.
Because of Jackson's tireless pursuit of racial justice, and because he's a strong and highly visible Democrat, Republicans are now attempting to define and identify him as the symbol of the Democratic Party.
His problem will be in reaching out and building bridges to liberals and progressives who feel like they've been treated like dogs, who represent the dogs who have been left out in the cold and put in the doghouse by a bipartisan coalition of conservative Republicans and Democrats.
www.thenation.com /doc/20010122/jackson   (988 words)

 BTC News » Progressive Democrats spotted in the wild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Progressive Democrats and other liberals should be salivating at the prospect of a functional progressive Congressional organization, and one hopes that eagerness will translate into the support the organization will require if they hope to articulate, popularize and enact a progressive agenda.
Progressive Democrats and other liberals enjoy only fledgling versions of that infrastructure, and will likely never enjoy, or suffer from, the unanimity and party discipline that Republicans do.
Democrats who remain willing to espouse core Democratic party principles have had increasing difficulty both getting themselves heard and couching those principles in language that is both concise and anchored in the political realities of the age.
www.btcnews.com /btcnews/1000   (1100 words)

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