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People’s Action Members Take to Streets to Demand Lower Drug Prices In National Day Of Action

For Immediate Release August 19, 2019 Contact: Connie Huynh, (213) 304-7267, [email protected] CHICAGO – From New York to Wisconsin, Connecticut and West Virginia, People’s Action members will rally across the country on August 20th to demand lower prices for lifesaving prescription drugs. “Unprecedented prices have severely limited access to the Hepatitis C cure,” said Clifton […]

People’s Action Celebrates Victory as American Medical Association Pulls Out of Anti-Medicare for All Coalition

The influential health care interest group cut ties with the coalition after months of pressure from grassroots health care activists Contact: Connie Huynh, 213.304.7267‬ [email protected] CHICAGO – In response to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) acknowledgement that it has left the Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, a corporate lobbying group fighting universal single-payer health care, […]

Grassroots-Led Medicare for All is “Only Getting Stronger”

WASHINGTON – Grassroots leaders are driving the Medicare for All movement. People’s Action released these statements today on the House Ways & Means committee hearing on health care proposals, including the Medicare for All Act of 2019: Kristy Fogle, emergency medicine physician assistant and founder of Maryland Progressive Healthcare Coalition: “Americans consistently put health care […]

Die-In Disrupts American Medical Association Conference

VIDEO: Activists Demand that AMA Stop Supporting the Corporate Lobbying Group that’s Trying to Kill Medicare for All CHICAGO – Jane Addams Senior Caucus, People’s Action, One Northside, The People’s Lobby and Illinois People’s Action members held a loud and dramatic die-in Saturday disrupting the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates conference at the […]

In Iowa “Revitalizing Rural America” Starts With Groundbreaking Policy to Ensure Fair Prices

Des Moines – A plan to ensure fair prices for farmers is the most important structural change needed to make independent family farming economically viable and rural communities thrive. “The inclusion of price floors, parity, and supply management in the “Revitalizing Rural America” plan that Sen. Bernie Sanders Campaign released last week is groundbreaking and transformative,” […]

Six People’s Action Members Arrested at Senator Mitch McConnell’s Office in D.C. Advocating for Medicare for All

Washington D.C. – Six people were arrested here today, protesting Sen. Mitch McConnell’s efforts to undermine health care for everyone in America. Those arrested included four leaders with United Vision for Idaho, one from Rights and Democracy in Vermont and one from Jane Addams Senior Caucus in Illinois. They were in the hallway outside McConnell’s […]

Pramila Jayapal and People’s Action: Mapping a Bold Political Strategy for 2020 and Electing Our People

Nearly a thousand progressive grassroots activists from around the country are in Washington D.C. through April 30 for the People’s Action “The People’s Wave” convention. Follow along at #PeoplesWave Livestream: People’s Action Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pplsaction/ “People’s Action is taking back the mic and putting it in the hands of people who are the bedrock of […]

The People’s Wave Arrives in D.C. – Now Through Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly a thousand progressive grassroots activists from around the country are gathering in Washington D.C. on April 28-30 for the People’s Action “The People’s Wave” convention to hear from speakers, attend workshops and then hit the streets for some surprise site visits. Follow along at #PeoplesWave Keynote speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders, […]

Statement on Sen. Warren’s Housing and Economic Mobility Act

A statement by Tara Raghuveer, People’s Action Housing Campaign Director on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s American Housing and Economic Mobility Act – 116th Congress: “The price tag on Senator Warren’s housing bill, $999 billion, is a critical marker. After decades of Band-Aids and underfunding from the federal government, People’s Action is encouraged to see a bill […]

People’s Action Pledges to Make Medicare for All Act Law

WASHINGTON – People’s Action grassroots leaders from around the country joined Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07) today as she introduced the long-awaited Medicare for All Act of 2019, a bill to establish a national, universal single-payer health program. People’s Action, one of the largest organizing networks in the country, with more than a million people and […]

People’s Action Endorses Medicare for All Act of 2019

WASHINGTON – People’s Action has endorsed the Medicare for All Act of 2019, a bill to establish a national, universal single-payer health program. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) officially announced the proposed legislation in a letter to her colleagues on Wednesday. Jayapal, the founding director of OneAmerica, a People’s Action member organization, is the bill’s lead […]

People’s Action Celebrates Grassroots People’s Wave

Nationwide organizing led to more than a million conversations with urban and rural voters, laying the groundwork for a progressive movement that will win big in 2020. CHICAGO – A people’s wave rolled across the country on Election Day as voters elected bold, progressive candidates who share their values. People’s Action is a progressive, multiracial […]

November 6, 2018: Today We Remember

CHICAGO – People’s Action and more than a million of our members around the country are remembering the atrocities of the past two years as they cast their ballots – and we are encouraging everyone we know to remember – and to vote. We Will Remember in November – is part of the Political Healers […]

It Takes a Village to Make a Hate Crime

It is the responsibility of all who want democracy and freedom to survive in this nation to vote against fascism and the agenda of hate and racism. PITTSBURGH – A year ago, Dan Doubet, executive director of Keystone Progress, Pennsylvania’s largest progressive organization, wrote that the rise of Pennsylvania’s racist right is a warning to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]