About PDM

We're concerned citizens organized to promote social justice, political reform, and progressive values throughout the Commonwealth focusing on local and state-level issues.

In 2005, PDM was one of the first statewide organizations to endorse Deval Patrick for Governor. Our members were campaign leaders across the Commonwealth, and PDM provided workshops for campaign workers across Massachusetts.

Electoral and Issue Advocacy: Every year, PDM members work together in our own communities and across the state to elect progressive candidates and to advance a progressive agenda at the state and local level.

Networking and Training: We host local and statewide events, including trainings, forums, issues conferences, and receptions, to conect our members, help them develop their skills, and eduate them about issues and candidates.

Work in Coalitions: PDM is an active member of key coalitions of progressive organizations, including the MassAlliance (a coalition of more than two dozen leading progressive groups who work together to identify, support, and elect progressive candidates for office), Raise Up Massachusetts (a broad-based coalition of community, labor, and faith-based groups pursuing an agenda of key issues), and Mass Power Forward (a coalition advancing local, clea, renewable energy solutions). Together we strive to build progressive political power.

Beginning

In the wake of the 2002 gubernatorial election, we set out to build a statewide organization that could make a difference in electing progressive Democrats to public office and work hard to articulate and implement a progressive agenda. In September 2005, PDM was one of the first statewide organizations to endorse Deval Patrick for Governor. Our members were campaign leaders across the Commonwealth, and PDM provided organizing and strategy workshops for campaign workers across Massachusetts.

Goals

Practicing political action is integral to what it means to be citizens in a constitutional democracy. PDM is committed to creating and training a network of progressive activists who support one another as well as progressive causes and candidates across the Commonwealth.

Partnerships

We were proud to co-sponsor and to speak at "Let's Progress" in Davis Square, Somerville, on December 12, 2016. Our chapters have also formed partnerships with other advocacy groups — including Mass Alliance, Raise Up MassachusettsOne Massachusetts, and Campaign for Our Communities — to support and extend this crucial work.

Attachments

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