A former legal worker with the United Farm Workers and the Pentagon Papers defense team, Marcy Winograd helped organize the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, crafting anti-war resolutions that swept party conventions across the country. In addition to working for an end to US occupations, Winograd led election protection efforts aimed at ensuring a verifiable voter paper trail and lobbied the FCC to oppose media consolidation. Winograd teaches job at Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles, where "she inspires her students with debate teams, journalistic endeavors, and poetry slams". 
Support from Democratic Socialists of America
In 2006 Marcy Winograd received $250 from the Democratic Socialists of America Political Action Committee for her campaign as Democrats candidate for the California seat in the U.S. Congress primary.
Tim Carpenter claimed that Progressive Democrats of America had chalked up several achievements in its short life, successfully promoting initiatives by PDA board members John Conyers and James McGovern.
- PDA was the driving force in the passage of resolutions opposing the war in Iraq by eight state Democratic Party meetings. The organization also was instrumental in the passage of resolutions in 10 states calling for the impeachment of President Bush.
- PDA is often referred to by Congressional Progressive Caucus Executive Director Bill Goold as the CPC’s field operation, because PDA has built relationships with members of Congress by delivering grassroots support for their initiatives – from Rep. John Conyers’ investigation of the 2004 Ohio voting fraud to Rep. Jim McGovern’s bill to cut off funding for the war in Iraq, a current priority effort.
The organization worked hard for Marcy Winograd against Jane Harman and for other "progressive " Democrats including Donna Edwards, Christine Cegelis, Jerry McNerney, Tony Trupiano, John Hall, Jeff Latas, Gabby Giffords and Herb Paine.
Progressive Alliance endorsement
McNerney received $7000 in lobbying funds from Planned Parenthood in 2008.
In 2011, Marcy Winograd was a congressional candidate in the CA-36 May 17th Special Election. Her Jobs, With Peace platform called for a substantial reduction in the military budget to invest in new green jobs. Winograd mobilized 41% of the vote when she challenged Jane Harman in the 36th district congressional race in June, 2010. Daniel Ellsberg, Ron Kovic, and Dolores Huerta backed Winograd's campaign, supporting her call for an end to the US occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and restoration of constitutional rights