People’s Action Announces National Housing Campaign as Crisis Reaches Emergency Level

WASHINGTON – A hundred people shared personal stories of their housing struggles and called for immediate relief during the The People’s Hearing on Housing in D.C. today. They represent millions of people in cities, suburbs and rural communities nationwide who are suffering under the national housing crisis. The speakers also joined People’s Action in announcing […]

Dirty Energy and Pollution are Taking a Deadly Toll on Low-Income, Working Class and Communities of Color, Speakers Tell EPA Panel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than 50 speakers from People’s Action will testify during a two-day hearing in Charleston starting today as Trump-appointed EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt works to repeal the Clean Power Plan. They traveled from Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina and Ohio to describe the deadly cost of pollution on their health, the health of […]

People’s Action Celebrates Election’s Progressive Victories from Maine to Washington State

  WASHINGTON – Grassroots organizers cheered the loud and clear message in Tuesday’s election results: voters are eager for progressive candidates with the bold ideas that People’s Action and its state organizations are proposing and supporting. Throughout the country, candidates fighting for health care for all, a $15 minimum wage, race and gender justice, ending […]

People’s Action Condemns Move To Repeal Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON – People’s Action on Monday condemned the announcement by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt that his agency will move to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The landmark regulation would have reduced carbon emissions from power plants by an estimated 35 percent and reflected the United States’ commitment to reduce global warming under the […]

Tennessee Citizen Action’s Response to Haslam’s Health Insurance Testimony

People’s Action is releasing this statement on behalf of our member organization Tennessee Citizen Action. Today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) during its hearing “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018.” Andy Spears, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action […]

“We Won’t Go Back to the Shadows, No Matter What”

People’s Action Pledges to Stand With DACA Recipients and  Work Toward Full Immigration Reform WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that the Trump administration will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), leaving 800,000 young people in this country vulnerable to deportation unless Congress acts within six months. People’s Action and its […]

Mehrdad Azemun’s Statement Ahead of DACA Announcement

In advance of President Donald Trump’s expected announcement Tuesday possibly terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), People’s Action Campaigns Director Mehrdad Azemun, provided this statement:   “DACA is a popular program that has led to the liberation of hundreds of thousands of people.   “If Trump ends a program that has bipartisan support […]