People's Action, Deep Canvass Featured in New York Times
“Progressives have a superpower right now, and that’s getting a big idea into the national conversation like never before,” said George Goehl, the director of People’s Action. “But we think to really get things across the finish line, you have to be in conversation with people who do not see eye-to-eye with you.”
The Corporate Plot to Upend Democracy
In our new report, People's Action and Dēmos team up to reveal how corporations and the ultrarich are spending millions to derail President Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
We zero in on who is spending big to stop the Biden plan in key sectors: taxes, drug pricing, healthcare, housing, the environment, and immigration.
At the same time, all across the country, People's Action members are taking this message to the doorsteps of corporations to tell them we’ve had enough.
In this Build Back Battle, the people will win!
Right now, 105 million people face eviction because of COVID-19. That's why we're calling for a National Tenants' Bill of Rights, based on what millions of tenants tell us they need, to confront this crisis and build the foundation for safe, sustainable and permanently affordable housing for everyone.
The Next Move, a podcast hosted by George Goehl, asks a seemingly simple question: what is organizing? Getting the answer right matters, especially right now.
In Season Two, George digs in with eight top organizers, including Alicia Garza of the Black Futures Lab and Stephen Roberson, organizing director of Community Voices Heard, building on his Season One conversations with folks like the Movement For Black Lives' Maurice Mitchell and author Heather McGhee.
AN END TO CHILD POVERTY IS WHERE WE START
The Child Tax Credit, which sends families as much as $300 per child every month, can cut child poverty in half. That's why it should be permanent. But it's only the start of what we can do together.
People's Action demands Congress create millions of good-paying, sustainable jobs and resist attempts to weaken President Biden's $4.7 trillion effort to #BuildBackBetter.
GROUNDBREAKING RURAL AND SMALL-TOWN ORGANIZING
Relief, Recovery, and Reimagination
The COVID-19 crisis makes it clear that our economic and political systems don’t take care of anyone but big corporations and the wealthy few–and that's just as true in rural America as it is in big cities.
As the organization running the largest progressive organizing project in the country, People's Action just released its vision for Relief, Recovery, and Reimagination for rural communities and small towns.
Canvassing That Works
People’s Action recently announced the dramatic results of an organizing experiment in small-town America, revealing that a new “deep canvassing” model can effectively counter the right’s use of strategic racism.
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PEOPLE'S ACTION AND THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES
People’s Action Endorses the Demands of M4BL
“People’s Action members believe that Black lives matter, and we are tired of police and public officials treating them like they are disposable. This vote by our directors puts us fully behind the Movement for Black Lives’ demands, including the demand to defund the police and invest in Black communities."
PEOPLE'S ACTION PODCASTS
Season Two builds on George's groundbreaking series of conversations with folks like Maurice Mitchell from the Movement for Black Lives and Working Families Party, and The Sum Of Us author Heather McGhee. All episodes are available via Apple iTunes and everywhere you listen to podcasts.
GEORGE GOEHL TO STEP DOWN AS DIRECTOR
George Goehl will step down as director People's Action and People's Action Institute later this year.
Thank you, George, for all you have done for People's Action!
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