Disney Refuses to Drop Trump’s Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – People’s Action has collected more than 65,000 petition signatures calling on Disney CEO Bob Iger to resign from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council and stop collaborating with Trump. Together with allies at SumOfUs, CREDO, Color of Change, the Center for Public Democracy, and others we delivered over 370,000 petition signatures to Disney […]

Trump’s First Act: A Big Giveaway to Wall Street Elites

On Friday, immediately after he was sworn in as America’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump signed a series of Executive Orders, including the roll-back of a Federal Housing Authority insurance premium cut. Liz Ryan Murray, policy director for People’s Action, a national progressive grassroots advocacy organization, issued the following statement. “Donald Trump’s inaugural speech proclaimed […]

Third Way Leading The Democrats The Wrong Way?

CHICAGO – Today, think tank Third Way announced the launch of a new $20 million political campaign that will study why Democrats lost in 2016 and how they can chart a path forward. In a story from POLITICO about the campaign, Third Way President Jonathan Cowan slammed “big government liberal populism.” George Goehl, the co-director of People’s Action, a national […]

Trump Diverts Attention From Massive Conflicts of Interest, Wall Street Takeover of Washington

WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Donald Trump held his first formal news conference since July 27, 2016. In response, LeeAnn Hall and George Goehl, co-directors of People’s Action, a national grassroots advocacy organization, issued the following statement: “Mr. Trump likes to point fingers but fails to take responsibility. At his first news conference since July 27, […]

Pro-Democracy Groups Demand McConnell Delay Confirmation Hearings Until Ethics Process is Complete

WASHINGTON – In less than a day, more than 164,000 people and dozens of leading pro-democracy organizations have signed onto a petition and letter demanding than Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators delay hearings for Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees until ethics reviews are complete. The sign-on letter was started Monday by People’s Action, a national grassroots advocacy […]

People’s Action Welcomes End to Discriminatory Muslim Monitoring Program

CHICAGO – Today, the Obama Administration announced that it is officially terminating NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System), a program set up by the Bush Administration after 9/11 that profiled and discriminated against immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries. In response, People’s Action released this statement: “We commend the Obama administration for ending the discriminatory and ineffective NSEERS […]

Trump Puts Big Oil in the Driver’s Seat, Betrays Constituents (Again)

CHICAGO – President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday officially announced his selection of Exxon-Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State and former Texas Governor and current Energy Transfer Partners board member Rick Perry for Energy Secretary. In response to these nominations, George Goehl, the co-director of People’s Action, a national progressive grassroots advocacy organization, issued […]

People’s Action Endorses 22 Candidates with the Values and Vision to Build the Progressive Political Revolution

WASHINGTON – People’s Action, a national organization of more than a million people, is endorsing 22 candidates around the country. The candidates exemplify the leadership qualities, values and vision necessary to build a strong future for everyone – not just the wealthy few. In endorsing these candidates, People’s Action is building on the progressive political […]

People’s Action Institute Disappointed by Desperate Judicial Attack On CFPB’s Watchdog Authority

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled today against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in case brought by the mortgage company PHH Corp. Liz Ryan Murray, Policy Director for People’s Action Institute, issued the following statement in response: “Today, the D.C. Circuit Court joined the assault on the CFPB […]

People’s Action Institute Urges CFPB to Strengthen Payday Lending Rule on Closing Day of Public Comment Period

Washington, D.C. – Grassroots groups are making a final push for the CFPB to strengthen proposed rules for the payday lending industry on the last day public comment period that has seen a heated battle between fair lending advocates and the payday lending industry. Advocates say the proposed rule still has far too many loopholes […]