The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act was signed into law by President Biden on December 29, 2022. This is a huge victory for the thousands of People’s Action Overdose Crisis Cohort member leaders who organized their neighbors, made phone calls and hosted meetings over the past two years.
The MAT Act will increase access to proven treatments for people with opioid use disorder, and bring us closer to ending the drug war and a world where not one life is lost to overdose.
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!
Regional Groups Demand Gov. DeWine Request Federal Aid in Response to Tristate Chemical Disaster
WASHINGTON, D.C.– River Valley Organizing and neighboring community organizing groups in the tristate area released the statements below in regards to the train derailment on
GOP’s Ugly Attacks on Rep. Omar are Shameful, Meant to Divide Us – People’s Action and TakeAction Minnesota
WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action and TakeAction Minnesota today released the following statement condemning the latest attempt by House Republicans to strip U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D–Minn.,
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
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!
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- Regional Groups Demand Gov. DeWine Request Federal Aid in Response to Tristate Chemical Disaster February 9, 2023
- GOP’s Ugly Attacks on Rep. Omar are Shameful, Meant to Divide Us – People’s Action and TakeAction Minnesota February 1, 2023
- Rest in Power, Tyre Nichols January 30, 2023
- Homes Guarantee Campaign on New White House Plan for Tenants January 25, 2023
- People’s Action on Elevance Health Stealings Report: New Year, Same Story January 25, 2023