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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. […]

Trump Infrastructure Scam Nickels and Dimes Working People

CHICAGO – The Trump White House released a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan today that will force local and state governments to privatize public roads, bridges and water systems; weakens environmental standards for public works projects and lays the groundwork for what could be the largest selling off of public infrastructure to private interests in recent […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bernie Sanders Outlines Strategy to Defeat the GOP Tax Bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders is joining People’s Action, MoveOn.org, Working Families Party and Center for Popular Democracy tonight for a national conference call to outline plans to confront and defeat the GOP tax plan. House Republicans are expected to push the tax overhaul through this week. The plan includes major tax increases on middle-class families. The […]

People’s Action Celebrates Election’s Progressive Victories from Maine to Washington State

  WASHINGTON – Grassroots organizers cheered the loud and clear message in Tuesday’s election results: voters are eager for progressive candidates with the bold ideas that People’s Action and its state organizations are proposing and supporting. Throughout the country, candidates fighting for health care for all, a $15 minimum wage, race and gender justice, ending […]

GOP Tax Cut Plan Is Really An “Attack on Health Care”

LeeAnn Hall, co-executive director of People’s Action, issued a statement sharply criticizing the Republican tax cut plan released November 2 by the House Ways and Means Committee. “Don’t be fooled: The Trump/GOP tax plan is one more attack on health care that puts working families, the elderly, poor and children at risk while padding the […]

People’s Action Condemns Move To Repeal Clean Power Plan

People’s Action on Monday condemned the announcement by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt that his agency will move to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The landmark regulation would have reduced carbon emissions from power plants by an estimated 35 percent and reflected the United States’ commitment to reduce global warming under the Paris climate […]

People’s Action Condemns Move To Repeal Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON – People’s Action on Monday condemned the announcement by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt that his agency will move to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The landmark regulation would have reduced carbon emissions from power plants by an estimated 35 percent and reflected the United States’ commitment to reduce global warming under the […]

Tennessee Citizen Action’s Response to Haslam’s Health Insurance Testimony

People’s Action is releasing this statement on behalf of our member organization Tennessee Citizen Action. Today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) during its hearing “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018.” Andy Spears, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action […]

“We Won’t Go Back to the Shadows, No Matter What”

People’s Action Pledges to Stand With DACA Recipients and  Work Toward Full Immigration Reform WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that the Trump administration will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), leaving 800,000 young people in this country vulnerable to deportation unless Congress acts within six months. People’s Action and its […]

Mehrdad Azemun’s Statement Ahead of DACA Announcement

In advance of President Donald Trump’s expected announcement Tuesday possibly terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), People’s Action Campaigns Director Mehrdad Azemun, provided this statement:   “DACA is a popular program that has led to the liberation of hundreds of thousands of people.   “If Trump ends a program that has bipartisan support […]