Over the past two years, our 40 member organizations across the country joined with others to fight for the lives of their friends and their communities. As a result, the MAT Act will increase access to proven treatment for people with opioid use disorder and removes bureaucratic barriers that have blocked
healthcare providers from being able to prescribe buprenorphine, a life saving treatment for people facing opioid addiction and seeking treatment.

 

Prices are soaring, and rent is too damn high for many families. Ask your Members of Congress to sign a letter with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Jamaal Bowman asking President Biden to take executive action on our rent crisis!

“When voters and candidates take organizing seriously, we win. And when we put forward a hopeful, bold vision, we can defend our freedoms. People are ready: The time is ripe to organize.”

Read this special message from People’s Action Executive Director Sulma Arias and Movement Politics Deputy Director Marta Popadiak. 

People’s Action congratulates the newly elected local, county, state and federal #PplsSlate officials who won public office in the 2022 election.

People’s Action and our member groups knocked on 1 million doors and made 2 million calls to voters in this election cycle.

The People’s Slate is part of a People’s Action strategy to build people power and elect movement champions who will cogovern with our working-class members.

These newly elected officials join the hundreds of People’s Action-endorsed candidates who are already serving in office at every level of government. 

 

Learn More About Deep Canvassing

People’s Action’s deep canvassing program is featured in the new book by Anand Giridharadas, The Persuaders, as one of the most critical interventions that the pro-democracy movement can make. You can start right now!

 

Tell Candidates and Officials Not to Take Corporate Money!

Big financial, fossil fuel and healthcare corporations spend millions to buy off elected officials and candidates. 

Do you want your representatives to work for you, not for big money? 

Tell them to sign the People’s Pledge RIGHT NOW!

Rest in Power, Tyre Nichols

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today released the following statement from executive director Sulma Arias following the verdict and video footage release of the police murder of

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People’s Action builds the power of poor and working people in urban, rural, and suburban areas to win change through issue fights and elections. We are a national network of 38 state and local grassroots power-building organizations in 28 states–united in the work of building a bigger “we.”

Peoples Action and special guests lay out our plan to win progressive power and build a bigger we in 2022!

We’ll hear  from our network leaders on the ground in Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, as well as from Wisc. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, Ill. State Rep. Delia Ramirez, Brittany Ramos DeBarros, and our very own executive director Sulma Arias!

Pass the MAT Act NOW

The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act or MAT Act would help to remove the barriers that prevent health care practitioners from being able to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder.

The White House Must Ensure Tenant's Rights

The Biden administration, following the leadership of people who have been impacted by decades of failed or lacking housing policy, must take swift action to enshrine federal protections for tenants.

People's Action Welcomes Sulma Arias, New Executive Director

People’s Action and People’s Action Institute welcome Sulma Arias as our new executive director. Sulma is a national leader in the fight for immigrant and worker justice. Welcome, Sulma!

People's Action, Deep Canvassing Featured in The Washington Post

"Maxmin didn't just talk to voters; she sought to understand them. People's Action calls this approach 'deep canvassing,' and found that it helped decrease Trump's margins where implemented in key battleground states."