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. […]

People’s Action Endorses Three More Governor Candidates

WASHINGTON – People’s Action announced today their endorsement of governor candidates Cathy Glasson of Iowa, Ben Jealous of Maryland and Chris Giunchigliani of Nevada. All three candidates pledge support for the People’s Action Protest to Power Platform and a bold racial and economic justice agenda. Earlier, People’s Action also endorsed David Garcia, candidate for governor […]

Superfund Activists Meet With EPA to Save “Polluters Pay” Fees

Washington D.C. – Lois Gibbs, the “Mother of Superfund” and a dozen community leaders from Superfund sites around the country will be in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to meet with legislators and with Albert Kelly, head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program. Drawing from their personal experience of living in contaminated communities, leaders will […]

People’s Action Joins Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) to Endorse David Garcia for Governor

  PHOENIX, Ariz. – With a unanimous vote from Living United for Change in Arizona members, LUCHA has formally endorsed David Garcia for governor. People’s Action joined LUCHA today in making the endorsement. Garcia has pledged to enact the LUCHA and People’s Action Protest to Power Platform and promote a bold racial and economic justice […]

Alabama Special Election Revives the Civil Rights Movement to Restore Voting Rights to Millions of People Nationwide

DOTHAN, Alabama – Years of work to restore voting rights and re-enfranchise voters contributed to the victory in the Alabama election of Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Ten thousand newly eligible voters were registered and turned out, many by absentee ballot from jail or prison, as part of the “Souls to […]

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 […]