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Together, we rise.

Organized, we thrive.

We invite every individual, no matter how isolated or powerless they feel, to be part of a transformative journey.
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We face a triple crisis

People in the United States and around the world face a triple crisis. Authoritarianism threatens democracy. The climate crisis threatens to displace millions from their homes. And there is a decline of civil society resulting from disconnection and despair.

Devastating Climate Crisis

Our planet is on fire. Unless we act now to curb climate change and end our dependence on fossil fuels, the future will not sustain life.

The Rise of Authoritarianism

Around the world, authoritarian leaders stoke conflicts and blame minorities and those who seek refuge for social problems.

Social Isolation

Civil society is weakening as people feel increasingly isolated and lose hope in the power of democracy to improve their lives.

The Organizing Revival is here!

The tools we need to rebuild our communities and defeat authoritarianism are here: the Organizing Revival is our call to share the best practices of relational, power-building community organizing to create a vibrant, multiracial democracy that works for all of us.

About Us

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 40 state and local grassroots power-building organizations in 29 states, united in the work of building a bigger “we.”

Nine grassroots organizing networks came together in 2016 to form a powerful national organization with more than a million members to fight for our communities and win. Over five decades, we have won material improvements for the lives of millions of people, with victories that include the Community Reinvestment Act, Superfund, the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act and the MAT Act.

How we fight

These are our topline projects and campaigns that relate directly to how we drive the change we aim for. Check them out.

How we fight

People’s Action organizes around the issues that matter most to our members. Here are some of our priorities.

How we win

To build a diverse and inclusive democracy that reflects the voices of all, we emphasize community-driven, power-building initiatives. The Organizing Revival is our effort to strengthen the movement for social justice with the best practices of community organizing so we can build a multiracial democracy that works for all of us, combat authoritarian overreach, and find solutions to the crises we face.

Leadership Pipeline & 
Building a bigger “we”
Shared Framework & Power Analysis
Movement Infrastructure
Landscape Shifts

Things you don’t want to miss

Priced Out and Fed Up, Tenants Demand a National Renters Bill of Rights

From Truthout – As affordable housing dwindles, renters are calling for federal protections against price-gouging corporate landlords.

Training Is How We Transform Society

Over at OurFuture.org, Sulma discusses how at People’s Action Institute, training is our foundation. These are not just nice words…

Sick and Tired of Industry Greed, Activists Across US Target For-Profit Health Insurers

Pushing back against insurers' annual denial of nearly a quarter-billion healthcare claims or pre-authorization requests, activists rallied in more than…

People’s Action Welcomes New Executive Director: Sulma Arias

As a person who migrated from El Salvador at age 12, she brought moral authority and determination against what The…

The latest from people’s action

Press Releases
In The News
May 30, 2024

We Must Still Defeat Trump at the Ballot Box

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action Executive Director Sulma Arias released the following statement today following news that…
April 16, 2024

Video, Photos, & Quotes: Patients, Doctors, and Advocates Protest UnitedHealth Group CEO at Senate Finance Hearing

Video and photos of the hearing and protest are available here For Immediate Release: May…
April 02, 2024

Organizing Beat Back Corporate Greed in Medicare Advantage Rate Hike

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today released the following statement from People’s Action Health Care for All…
January 20, 2022

Common Dreams – Amid ‘Slow-Motion Coup,’ Manchin and Sinema Help GOP Sink Voting Rights

Sondra Youdelman, campaigns director for the progressive advocacy group People's Action, warned in a statement…
January 11, 2022

The Nation – What Should the Left Do About China?

Since March 2019, Hong Kong has confronted the greatest challenge to its relatively free and…
January 11, 2022

WaPo – What a Progressive Champion from Rural Maine Can Teach Democrats About Winning

The 2022 midterms are still 10 months away — but if much of the media…
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