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WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Deputy Director Bree Carlson today issued the following statement on the second presidential debate:
“Donald Trump knows he’s losing. What we saw tonight is a failed leader caught red-handed with more than 220,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, historic unemployment, the country’s global reputation in tatters, a barbaric immigration system that rips children from their parents, a resurgence of white nationalism, and unprecedented environmental devastation.
“Did Trump forget that he is president? His bungled response to this pandemic has failed all of us, particularly Black people, as well as the poor and working class. But even before the COVID-19 pandemic, our political system was broken for the vast majority of families. His administration has only made things worse by snuggling up to corporations and the wealthy.
“People are in crisis and we’re scared for our lives, and Trump is trying to distract us from his failures and peddle blatant lies to cover his tracks. We won’t stand for it. People’s Action has been working in overdrive to defeat Donald Trump, and his performance tonight showed us that we’re winning.”
About People’s Action
People’s Action is a national network of 37 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country.
People’s Action and its member organizations are coordinating one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas this election season. Together, they have called and texted nearly 30 million voters in the key battleground states of Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and New Hampshire thus far this election cycle,with a majority of attempts being deep canvass conversations.