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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.

Don Siegelman is a progressive who stands for the principles of PDA.
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 Help Us Get Our Dad Back
Our father, Don Siegelman, has been unjustly imprisoned for nearly 2 years and will remain in prison for another five, if we do nothing.

Our dad was the Democratic Governor of Alabama.  He was one of the longest serving Democrats in the Southeast at the time of his 2002 indictment by the Bush Administration.  He was also the first governor to endorse Al Gore in 2000 against Bush. When he geared up to run for a second term, he was indicted again, even though the previous charges had been thrown out.  

The U.S. Attorney whose office brought the case just happened to be married to the campaign manager of our dad’s gubernatorial opponent.

The prosecution team had one key witness, someone who was already facing decades in prison.  Through more than 70 meetings with the prosecution, they exchanged less time in prison for the witness’ words against our dad.  Despite contradictions in his testimony, the jury voted for a conviction, with the help of a complicit judge. The judge was a political nemesis of our father, so his efforts to secure a conviction came as no surprise. 

Some of our nation’s top constitutional scholars and an unprecedented 113 former state attorneys general have spoken out against the case and pointed out a number of flaws.  Astoundingly, the Obama Administration refuses to correct this egregious injustice.

We need your help to change that.  Only when our voice is loud enough will it be heard. With your signature on this petition, we have a better chance of reaching justice.

Thank you for your support.

Dana and Joseph Siegelman
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