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People’s Action: Thank You, Speaker Pelosi

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today issued the following statement from Executive Director Sulma Arias, congratulating Nancy Pelosi on her historic tenure as Speaker of the House. “Speaker Pelosi not only made history as the first woman to lead the House of Representatives–she paved the way for and inspired many women to run for office. We honor […]

Homes Guarantee Wraps Tenant Reckoning With White House Meeting, Rally, and Congressional Briefing

100 Rent-Burdened Tenants Demand Meeting with Biden and Executive Order to Regulate Rent Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Homes Guarantee campaign wrapped up the Tenant Reckoning on the Rent in D.C. with 100 tenants who have experienced rent hikes and evictions. 247 tenant organizations, labor unions, legal service providers, and community […]

Health Care Advocates Risk Arrest to Takeover Elevance Health HQ & Demand Care

Elevance Denies Medically Necessary Care; Profited $2.3 Billion in Grotesque Q3 Earnings Report INDIANAPOLIS, IN–70 health care advocates with People’s Action’s Care Over Cost campaign today risked arrest to fill the lobby at Elevance Health’s headquarters and demand they provide the care their policyholders were promised. The Care Over Cost campaign helps people nationwide appeal […]

Homes Guarantee Campaign Demands Federal Action on Rents; Brings 100 Tenants to DC to Present President Biden With Rent Executive Order

Rent Inflation Climbed to 7.7% Over the Past Year; Recent Fed Hikes Will Continue to Squeeze Tenants Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C. – People’s Action’s Homes Guarantee campaign is bringing 100 tenants to Washington, D.C. to present President Biden with language for an executive order to protect tenants and stabilize the economy. 250 […]

People’s Action Demands Transparency and Justice in New Letter to Elevance Health

Elevance Denies Medically Necessary Care While Profiting $2.3 Billion in Q3 Earnings Report Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, DC–People’s Action’s Care Over Cost campaign sent a letter demanding access to health insurance, transparency, and justice for denied patients to Elevance Health earlier this week. The Care Over Cost campaign helps people appeal and overturn […]

People’s Action: “Organizing Won These Races”

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today congratulated the members of its People’s Slate who won races in an uphill midterm election. The organization highlighted the 1 million doors knocked and 2 million phone calls made by its volunteers, staff, and member groups, which tipped crucial races up and down the ballot. People’s Action Executive Director Sulma Arias […]

At 40-Year Rent Inflation High, Homes Guarantee Campaign Demands Federal Action to Regulate Rents

New Economic Analysis Shows Fed Hikes Worsen Rent Inflation & Rents Will Continue to Drive Core Inflation Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action’s Homes Guarantee campaign today unveiled a new economic analysis co-written with Groundwork Collaborative on rent inflation and the housing affordability crisis. The analysis immediately follows the release of September’s Consumer […]

As Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act, People’s Action Opposes Side Deal and Provisions that Hurt Frontline Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today celebrated the enactment of several provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law by President Biden after months of organizing and agitation on the part of the organization’s members and affiliates. The organization noted its strong support for action in the IRA on climate, health care, and making the […]

At 35-Year Rent Inflation High, Homes Guarantee Campaign Demands Federal Action on Rent Inflation

Polling and Economic Analysis Points to Political Appetite for Rent Regulation Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action’s Homes Guarantee campaign today demanded federal action on rent inflation in a media briefing with allies and tenant leaders. The briefing included the release of an economic analysis co-written with Groundwork Collaborative on rent inflation and […]

People’s Action Congratulates Mandela Barnes on Wisc. Primary Win

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action congratulated progressive grassroots champion Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on winning the Wisc. Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.  People’s Action and its Wisconsin affiliate, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, cited Barnes as one of the best chances progressives had to elect one of their champions in Republican-held turf in 2022.  “Lt. Gov. Barnes is […]

People’s Action: Grassroots Organizing Won Big Steps Forward for Climate, Health Care, and Corporate Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act today by the U.S. Senate, highlighting the historic investment in climate change mitigation, as well as provisions that would force rich corporations to pay more of their fair share in taxes and allow Medicare to fight price gouging by drug companies.  “These investments are […]

People’s Action on Climate Provisions in Inflation Reduction Act: Thank an Organizer

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action released the following statement by Gary Zuckett, director of People’s Action member organization West Virginia Citizen Action Group, after Senator Manchin and Senator Schumer announced the Inflation Reduction Act: “West Virginia organizers and our allies around the country helped win this victory. For years we fought against […]

People’s Action: We are in a climate emergency, and Biden must act.

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action released the following statement from Lead Climate Justice Organizer Ben Ishibashi after President Biden failed to declare a national climate emergency today: “We welcome Biden’s executive actions to boost wind energy production and help low-income families keep cool, but this week’s apocalyptic heat waves make it clear that these steps are overdue […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses People’s Slate in Minnesota

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its slate of endorsements in Minnesota’s county and state races. The endorsements are part of People’s Action’s movement politics strategy to elect progressive champions who will co-govern with our working-class members. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will work to advance the People’s Action People’s Platform once […]

People’s Action on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling: We Need to Protect Our People

While Right-Wing Supermajority Stops at Nothing to Attack Democracy, We Recommit to Defending It WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action released the following statement by Director Sulma Arias in response to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “Today’s ruling is a direct assault on our people’s freedom to make […]

People’s Action Cheers House Passage of Bipartisan MAT Act in Mental Health and Substance Use Package

MAT Act Will Save Lives – Over 107,000 People Died Due Preventable Overdoses in the Past Year Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action released the following statement from Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, and Criminal Justice Campaign Director Ellen Glover after the ​​Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act was passed out of the House as […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses People’s Slate in Iowa

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its slate of endorsements in Iowa’s county and state races. The endorsements are part of People’s Action’s movement politics strategy to elect progressive champions who will co-govern with our working-class members. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will work to advance the […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses People’s Slate in Nevada

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its slate of endorsements in Nevada’s state, municipal, and county races. The endorsements are part of People’s Action’s movement politics strategy to elect progressive champions who will co-govern with our working-class members. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will work to advance […]

People’s Action Institute and Data for Progress Unveil New Poll Showing Critical Need and Bipartisan Support for Housing Repairs

According to Poll, 1 in 4 Pennsylvania Voters Need Critical Repairs to Their Homes Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Institute and Data for Progress today unveiled new research showing critical need and bipartisan support for public investment in housing repairs. The poll comes as housing prices and rent costs skyrocket in Pennsylvania […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses Anthony Joel Quezada for Cook County Commissioner

Quezada’s Endorsement Adds to People’s Action’s People’s Slate Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Anthony Joel Quezada to represent Cook County’s 8th District. Quezada is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. He is also endorsed by People’s Action member […]

People’s Action on Medicare for All Reintroduction: We Need Care that Puts People First

Every Year 45,000 People Die Because They Lack Health Care Coverage Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action released the following statement from Health Care for All Director Aija Nemer-Aanerud on Sen. Sanders’ hearing and the reintroduction of Medicare for All: “Everyone should get the care they need, when they need it, with no out of pocket […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses Rep. Ilhan Omar for Reelection to Congress

Omar’s Endorsement is Part of People’s Action’s People’s Slate Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar for reelection to represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. Omar is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. She is also endorsed by People’s […]

Global Vaccine Justice Activists Celebrate Multi-Day Occupation at Moderna HQ

Nearly 500 Activists Demanded Moderna Share Lifesaving Vaccine Technology with Global South Countries and Reclaimed ‘Technology Square’ Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 CAMBRIDGE, MA—A massive coalition of progressive public health advocates, global justice activists, and faith leaders celebrated a multi-day camp-out at Moderna’s headquarters last week. Across the three-day action, 500 demonstrators from across the […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses People’s Slate in California

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its slate of endorsements in California’s state and municipal races. The endorsements are part of People’s Action’s movement politics strategy to elect progressive champions who will co govern with our working class members. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will work to advance the People’s Action People’s […]

People’s Action Institute and Data for Progress Unveil New Poll Showing Bipartisan Support for Harm Reduction Policies

Poll Comes as White House Releases Drug Control Plan That Centers Some Harm Reduction Tools While Bloating CBP Budget for Enforcement  Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Institute and Data for Progress today unveiled new research showing robust, bipartisan support for a variety of harm reduction measures like expanding use of medication-assisted treatment, […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses Delia Ramirez and Kina Collins for Congress

Part of People’s Action’s People’s Slate, Ramirez and Collins Will Challenge Corporate Democrats WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Delia Ramirez and Kina Collins in their bids to secure the newly drawn Illinois’s 3rd and 7th Congressional Districts. The endorsement is part of People’s Action’s movement politics strategy to challenge corporate Democrats. Ramirez […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses Jumaane Williams and Ana María Archila in New York’s Governor Race

Part of People’s Action’s People’s Slate, Williams and Archila Will Challenge Corporate Democrats WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Jumaane Williams and Ana María Archila for governor and lieutenant governor of New York. The endorsement is part of People’s Action’s movement politics strategy to challenge corporate Democrats. Williams and Archila are running movement politics, […]

120+ Progressive Groups Urge Schumer to Finish the Job and Pass Biden’s Agenda on Climate, Care, and Economic Justice

In New Letter, Groups Call on Schumer to Whip Caucus and Bring Package to a Vote in April Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action, the Working Families Party, Indivisible, and the Center for Popular Democracy Action today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer urging him to resume negotiations, hold hearings, and […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses Brittany Ramos DeBarros for Congress

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Brittany Ramos DeBarros in her bid to secure New York’s 11th Congressional District, the only Republican-held turf in New York City. The endorsement is part of People’s Action’s movement politics strategy to elect progressive champions in Republican held turf. Ramos DeBarros is […]

People’s Action Welcomes New Executive Director: Sulma Arias

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Board Chair Lizeth Chacon and People’s Action Institute Board Chair Afúa Atta-Mensah today announced the hire of Sulma Arias as the new executive director of their organizations.  “Sulma, welcome home,” People’s Action Board Chair Lizeth Chacon said. “Having led the immigration and immigrant justice program for National People’s […]

People’s Action on the Overdose Crisis: Care Saves Lives, Not Criminalization

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released a statement by Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, and Criminal Justice Campaign Director Ellen Glover in response to Sen. Blackburn, Sen. Rubio, and Sen. Manchin’s recently introduced bills targeting harm reduction programs: “Republican senators resorted to racist, dog-whistle tactics to politicize what should be a bipartisan […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for Mayor of Milwaukee

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Marina Dimitrijevic for mayor of Milwaukee. Dimitrijevic is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. Dimitrijevic is also endorsed by People’s Action member organization, Citizen Action of Wisconsin.  “We have a […]

30+ Global Justice Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Bill Focused on Cooperation Between U.S. and China

Amid Rising Global Tension, Groups Caution Congress From Finalizing Bill That Would Exacerbate U.S.-China Antagonism and Promote Militarism at Home and Abroad Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—A coalition of more than thirty global justice organizations led by Justice is Global, Win Without War, and Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft today sent a letter […]

People’s Action: Our Democracy is in Freefall

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman after voting rights legislation and the filibuster rule change both failed in the Senate: “The senators who blocked this legislation have abandoned the millions of people who live in states where extremists are attacking voting rights and fair […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses Jennifer Esteen, RN for California Assembly

Contact: Derrick Crowe, 512.516.5067, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Jennifer Esteen, RN for California Assembly AD20. Esteen is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. Esteen is also endorsed by People’s Action affiliate, Bay Rising Action.  “Jennifer Esteen, RN is the only candidate running who […]

People’s Action: Manchin, Prove You Support Families

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action released the following statement by Director of Federal Affairs Megan Essaheb amid news reports that a Senate vote on President Biden’s Build Back Better Act would be pushed to 2022, in part due to Sen. Manchin’s opposition to the inclusion of the Child Tax Credit: “Today is […]

People’s Action Proudly Endorses Sonia Chang-Díaz for Governor of Massachusetts

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Sonia Chang-Díaz for Governor of Massachusetts. Chang-Díaz is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. Chang-Díaz is also endorsed by People’s Action member organization, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Action Fund.  “Profiteers and the ultra-wealthy have dominated […]

People’s Action: Bloated Military Budget Proves Congress Needs a Reality Check on Priorities

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Director of Federal Affairs Megan Essaheb as the Senate debates the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act: “It’s rich that some senators will soon greenlight a bill, written and lobbied for by defense contractors and corporations who profit off forever wars, […]

People’s Action on House Passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act: Finish the Job 

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman after House Democrats passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act: “People’s Action applauds the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, and now it’s the Senate’s turn to keep their end of the bargain. There is […]

Progressive Organizations Lead Day of Action to Demand Senate Reject Corporate Greed, Pass Strong Build Back Better Act

Grassroots and Immigrant Justice Organizations Across the Country Targeted Corporate-Backed Sens. Manchin and Sinema Who Continue to Block Build Back Better WASHINGTON, D.C.—A coalition of grassroots and immigrant justice organizations led by People’s Action, We Are Home, and Living United for Change (LUCHA) today hosted a Day of Action to demand that the Senate, specifically […]