VIDEO: Iowa Congressman King Explodes When Confronted With His Own White Supremacist Quote

Des Moines, Iowa – In a forum promising “civility,” Congressman King angrily cut off a question from a constituent and had him removed from the room. Today, in a much contended candidate forum hosted by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Kaleb Van Fosson, an Iowa State student from Iowa Congressional District 4, attempted to ask Iowa […]

New Pennsylvania Voter Poll Shows Rural and Urban Voters Share Concerns about Trump, School Underfunding, and Minimum Wage

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, as part of efforts to fight against cultural and political divides, a coalition of Pennsylvania progressive, faith-based, education, and anti-racism organizations released a new poll, “Building Community in the Commonwealth,” shedding light on Pennsylvania voters’ values ahead of the midterm election. Poll results suggest that current perceptions of a rural-urban divide […]

People’s Action Condemns Trump Attack on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People

In response to the Trump administration’s attack on transgender people and transgender rights, Jessica Juarez Scruggs, interim director of policy for People’s Action, released this statement: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “People’s Action condemns the dangerous and hateful actions of the Trump “administration. Defining gender by people’s sex organs at birth would deny millions of transgender, gender […]

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 […]