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 […]

Civil Rights Leaders in Selma to Launch Voting Rights Initiative for People Impacted by the Criminal Justice System

Nationwide, 100 million people have criminal records and six million are disenfranchised by state laws. SELMA, Ala. – Thousands of people will gather in Selma this weekend March 1-4 to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” when state troopers violently attacked peaceful voting rights demonstrators crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge as they marched to […]

People’s Action and Reclaim Chicago Endorse Daniel Biss for Illinois Governor

CHICAGO – People’s Action is proud to join our member organization Reclaim Chicago in endorsing Sen. Daniel Biss (D) for governor of Illinois. As a middle-class candidate and father of two children in public schools, Biss has championed progressive issues his entire career and is the only candidate for governor who has real government experience, passing […]

Student Turnout Big for Cathy Glasson and College for All

Big Win for Iowa Students Foreshadows Rising Political Influence of Students Nationally GRINNELL, Iowa – Iowa’s caucus night was an early indicator of the important role students will play in democratic primaries in 2018 and 2020, Iowa Student Action turned out 104 supporters for governor candidate Cathy Glasson, democrat, in eight student-heavy precincts across Iowa. […]