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 […]

Hundreds at Father’s Day Vigil in Texas Demand End to Family Separation

See Spanish version below: Cientos en la vigilia del Día del Padre en Texas exigen dar fin a la separación familiar South McAllen, TX – In continued opposition to the Trump administration’s inhumane practice of separating children from their parents, community members and advocates from People’s Action and other national organizations held a vigil on Father’s […]

Lois Gibbs: United Nations Poised to Take Tough Stand on Fracking – Will State and Federal Decision-Makers Listen?

Lois Gibbs, known as “The Mother of Superfund,” led the historic fight to relocate 800 of her neighbors away from toxic waste in her Love Canal neighborhood in Niagara Falls, NY. starting in 1978.  Statement from Lois Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice: FALLS CHURCH, Virg. – The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal […]

Voters Choose Bold, People’s Candidates Over Status Quo in Idaho and Pennsylvania

CHICAGO – Candidates endorsed by People’s Action and our member organizations in Idaho and Pennsylvania swept up victories in primary elections on Tuesday. The victories underscore the powerful voter demand for bold, people’s candidates who will challenge the status quo by fighting for racial and gender justice and an economy owned by people – not […]

People’s Action Endorses Bold Candidates in Tuesday’s Idaho and Pennsylvania Primaries

CHICAGO – People’s Action is endorsing five candidates in Tuesday’s primary elections in Idaho and Pennsylvania. People’s Action is a progressive, multiracial, working-class coalition of more than a million people and 48 member organizations across 30 states.Endorsed candidates pledge to implement the People’s Action Protest to Power Platform and advocate for a bold racial and […]

Protesters Ask Ben Carson “Where Will We Live?”

  LAS VEGAS – Today, 75 low-and moderate-income tenants and manufactured homeowners asked Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Conference in Las Vegas, “where will we go”. Carson insulted tenants and manufactured homeowners instead of offering real solutions that would solve our nation’s housing crisis, Secretary Carson […]

People’s Action Fights “Politics of Division” Launches Multiracial Rural Organizing Project in 72 Counties

WASHINGTON – People’s Action joined rural leaders from around the country today to announce a bold, multiracial rural and small town deep organizing project in 72 counties in ten states across the heartland, Rust Belt, northeast and south by the end of 2018. The organizing project will unite rural progressive groups and community leaders to […]