People’s Action Responds to Disastrous Kavanaugh Confirmation

In response to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court today, George Goehl, director of People’s Action, released the following statement: “There’s no question, Kavanaugh’s confirmation represents a horrendous step backward for progress. It also sends the exact wrong message to boys and young men: that you can assault women, dodge accountability, and still ascend […]

New York Election Proves Big Money’s Stranglehold is Crumbling

Albany, NY – Responding to results in Thursday’s Democratic primary election, Karen Scharff, executive director of Citizen Action of New York, said: “The power dynamic at the Capitol has shifted and there’s no turning back. The upset victories by community candidates challenging IDC incumbents are a mandate to end the political system controlled by the wealthy […]

People’s Action Endorses Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams in New York Primary Election

New York – People’s Action joins our member organizations in endorsing Cynthia Nixon for Governor and Jumaane Williams for Lt. Governor in the New York primary election Thursday. Nixon and Williams have each pledged to support the People’s Action Protest to Power Platform and promote a bold racial and economic justice agenda that will lead […]

Community Cookouts in Trump Country Raising Money to Reunite Immigrant Families

CHICAGO – On August 4 and 5, organizations, church groups and ordinary families throughout the country will hold barbecues, picnics and cookouts in small towns and rural counties that voted for Donald Trump. Rural families reject cruel immigration policies and refuse to be complicit in perpetuating racist stereotyping. Communities will gather to show support for […]

JUNE 30: People’s Action Brings 100 Multiracial Rural, Small Town, and Urban Activists to D.C. #FamiliesBelongTogether

WASHINGTON – People’s Action, a multiracial working class alliance of more than a million members, is bringing nearly 100 people from across the country to the Families Belong Together march and rally in Washington, D.C., to demand an end to Trump’s cruel, illegal policy of keeping families in detention indefinitely. People’s Action joins its allies […]

People’s Action Statement on Shameful Janus v. AFSCME Decision

A statement from Josie Mooney, director of organizing for People’s Action: “The unconscionable decision today in Janus v. AFSCME highlights how wealthy special interests abuse the Supreme Court to keep workers trapped at the bottom. We know that by standing together we are stronger. Wealthy corporations and billionaires know that keeping us divided protects their […]

Ben Jealous Win in Maryland is a Clear Sign of Growing Progressive Power

MARYLAND – Civil rights leader Ben Jealous, endorsed by People’s Action and our member organization Progressive Maryland, won the crowded democratic primary for governor Tuesday. Jealous captured voters with his bold vision and strong support for progressive issues including raising the minimum wage to $15, environmental protection, criminal justice reform, Medicare for All, and getting […]