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People’s Action Endorses Movement Politics Candidates in Washington

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced eight Washington state, county, and city-level endorsements. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. Each of these candidates is also endorsed by People’s Action member organization, OneAmerica Votes. “Washington has suffered under the […]

People’s Action Endorses Second Slate of Movement Politics Candidates in Minnesota

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its second slate of Minneapolis City Council endorsements. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. Each of these candidates is also endorsed by People’s Action member organization, TakeAction Minnesota. Earlier this year, People’s Action endorsed three candidates for Minneapolis City […]

People’s Action: Democrats Must Deliver on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Health Care for All Lead Organizer Aija Nemer-Aanerud after Speaker Pelosi made remarks suggesting the Medicare drug price negotiation provision may be cut from the Build Back Better Act: “Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership risk big losses next year if they […]

As Congress Holds the Line on Build Back Better, People’s Action Celebrates Corporate Pushback Week of Action

Member Organizations Held Congress to Account; Hosted Direct Actions Targeting Corporations; Pushed to Pass Build Back Better Before Infrastructure Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action celebrated its National Week of Action where member organizations around the country held rallies targeting corporate entities and the organizations that represent them who are sabotaging President Biden’s Build Back […]

People’s Action and Dēmos Unveil Report Revealing Corporate Sabotage of Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

New Report Exposes Corporate Push to Derail Popular, Progressive Provisions in $3.5T Budget Package Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 Colleen A. Roache, [email protected], 862.400.5099 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action and Dēmos today unveiled an incriminating report that reveals the depths of corporate sabotage of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Just 20 corporations or groups representing them have […]

People’s Action’s Tenant Delegation in D.C. Celebrates Keeping Renters Safe Act

People’s Action’s Homes Guarantee Campaign Helped Author New, Bicameral Bill That Would Enact Nationwide Eviction Moratorium Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action’s Homes Guarantee tenant leaders today celebrated the Keeping Renters Safe Act, a bicameral piece of legislation introduced by Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that would enact a real, nationwide eviction […]

People’s Action Rally at PhRMA HQ in D.C. Demands End to Corporate Greed

Attendees Protest PhRMA’s Ruthless Lobbying to Tank Medicare Drug-Price Provision in Budget Resolution With Message: “Stop Pharma Greed!” Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today hosted a rally at PhRMA’s D.C. headquarters to protest the drug companies’ relentless pursuit of profits at the expense of everyday people. Member leaders from across the country […]

People’s Action Statement on Immigration in Budget Reconciliation

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by People’s Action Senior Strategist Mehrdad Azemun in response to the Senate Parliamentarian ruling that reconciliation couldn’t be used to provide a pathway to citizenship: “The Senate must pass legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, TPS holders, and frontline […]

People’s Action Statement on House Committee Scrapping Medicare Drug-Price Provision in Budget Package

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Health Care for All Lead Organizer Aija Nemer-Aanerud after three Democratic House Representatives sided with Republicans in the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to eliminate a provision in the budget resolution that would have allowed Medicare to negotiate drug prices: […]

People’s Action to Biden: Stop Waging the War on Drugs

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, and Criminal Justice Campaign Director Ellen Glover in response to the statement the Biden-Harris Administration released to Congress that recommended further criminalization of fentanyl-related substances: “On the campaign trail, Biden made promise after promise to end the […]

People’s Action Leads 200+ Orgs Calling on Congress to Protect Tenants After Dangerous SCOTUS Ruling

In New Letter, Massive Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Eviction Moratorium, Make Rental Assistance Accessible, and Hold Hearing on Evictions Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today sent a letter signed by more than 200 tenant organizations, direct service providers, and advocacy groups from across the country calling on Congress to protect tenants. […]

People’s Action on SCOTUS Scrapping Eviction Moratorium: Congress, Act Now to Save Lives

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Homes Guarantee Campaign Director Tara Raghuveer in response to the Supreme Court of the United States striking down President Biden’s eviction moratorium: “Millions of poor and working class people, Black and brown people, women and families will wake up tomorrow at […]

People’s Action on Approval of Budget Resolution: Keep Our Communities Front and Center

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman in response to the Senate approving a $3.5 trillion spending plan: “We are one step closer to a big, bold, inclusive recovery package that will help bolster all our communities. This bill, combined with the American Rescue […]

People’s Action and Coalition on Human Needs Launch National “Shared Prosperity” Week of Action to Win Immigrant Justice

Days Before Anniversary of DACA, Advocates to Urge Congress to Include Citizenship in Next Recovery Bill Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action and the Coalition on Human Needs today launched a national week of action to urge Congress to include a pathway to citizenship for young Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, essential […]

People’s Action on Eviction Moratorium: Now Is the Time for Structural Change

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Homes Guarantee Campaign Director Tara Raghuveer in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extending the eviction moratorium in areas with high COVID transmission rates: “Today tenant organizers and champions like U.S. Rep. Cori Bush won a new eviction moratorium through tireless work, […]

People’s Action Statement Urges Democrats to Pass Infrastructure Bill & Pivot to Budget Resolution for Relief and Recovery

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman in response to news reports that the Senate had reached a bipartisan infrastructure deal and will finally bring it to debate: “Thanks to Republicans, this infrastructure bill is coming too little and too late. While we urge […]

People’s Action Cheers New York City Council Candidate Wins After Official Certification

People’s Action and Community Voices Heard Power Endorsed Slate of Majority Women of Color Fighting to Reimagine Public Safety Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action along with its member organization Community Voices Heard Power (CVH Power) today cheered the four New York City Council candidates that they co-endorsed who won their elections: Althea […]

People’s Action and Amplifier Launch New, Multi-Pronged Art Campaign with 12 Visionaries to Jumpstart Hard Conversations

Campaign Features People’s Action Leaders Alongside Changemakers Like Common and Adrienne Marie Brown Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action and Amplifier launched a new, multi-pronged art campaign, REFRAME 2021, with 12 musicians, community leaders, and activists that will reach tens of millions of people nationwide to jumpstart hard conversations and build bridges across […]

People’s Action and Our City Action Buffalo: The People of Buffalo Won’t Be Bought By Byron Brown

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action and Our City Action Buffalo today released the following statements by People’s Action Movement Politics Director Brooke Adams and Our City Action Buffalo member Robert Galbraith in response to Mayor Byron Brown’s announcement of his write-in campaign:  “This is a pathetic and last-ditch effort fueled and funded […]

People’s Action & Our City Action: Buffalo Is Getting a Homes Guarantee Mayor

Walton took Homes Guarantee pledge and rejected real estate money; grassroots leaders exposed opponent’s ties to billionaires, landlords, and real estate WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action and its Buffalo member organization Our City Action today congratulated India Walton for her stunning upset victory of 16-year incumbent Byron Brown in the mayoral Democratic primary in Buffalo, New York […]

People’s Action: Our Freedom to Vote is Non-Negotiable

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today released the following statement from Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman on the Senate’s failure to advance S.1, the For the People Act.  “Today, the same anti-democratic politicians who blocked an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol used the same bureaucratic loophole to halt debate of the For the People […]

People’s Action Endorses Five New York City Council Candidates

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced five endorsements for the New York City municipal elections. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. The candidates are also endorsed by People’s Action member organizations or affiliates, Bronx Action, Community Voices Heard […]

People’s Action Endorses Maya Wiley in Contentious NYC Primary

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Maya Wiley in the New York City mayoral primary election. Wiley is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will fight for the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. She is also endorsed by People’s Action member organizations Community Voices Heard Power, […]

Justice is Global Releases New Report Revealing Danger of Anti-China Narratives

Report Illustrates How Anti-China Politicians and Narratives Feed Anti-Asian Racism Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Justice is Global today released a new report detailing the danger that anti-China narratives pose towards Asian people in the United States. Based on interviews with leading researchers, journalists, organizers, and advocates, the report explains how the rise in […]

Looking to 2022, People’s Action Launches Game-Changing Electoral Strategy to Boost Progressive Power

Building on Success of 2020 Deep Canvassing Program to Defeat Trump, National Organizing Network Plans to Elect Progressive Champions in Competitive Federal Races Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today launched a game-changing electoral strategy, Rise Up 2022, to boost progressive power in the U.S. Senate and House by organizing in competitive races […]

Progressive Health Care Advocates Launch New Campaign Against Blue Cross Blue Shield on Same Day As Insurer’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

“Care Over Cost” Campaign Demands Behemoth Health Insurer Put People Before Profit by Halting Rate Increases and Approving Claims Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the same day as Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s (BCBS) annual shareholder meeting, health insurance consumers and health justice advocates launched Care Over Cost, a campaign against the behemoth […]

People’s Bailout Coalition Places New York Times Ad With Nearly 200 Progressive Groups Calling on Congress to Go Bigger and Bolder to Deliver Jobs and Justice

As Biden Proposes Reducing His Recovery Package, campaigns Urge Congress to Invest $10 Trillion Over Next Decade on Climate, Jobs, and Justice Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The People’s Bailout today placed an ad in The New York Times along with three other networks and nearly 200 organizations calling on Congress to go bigger […]

People’s Action Rebukes President Biden’s Walkback on Infrastructure

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing in response to President Biden’s surrender to Senate Republicans on his infrastructure bill: “President Biden’s bill was already three times too small before this attempt to placate Republicans and their billionaire backers. Republicans don’t want […]

St. Paul Council Member Yang Joins People’s Action to Host National Stop Anti-Asian Hate Teach-In

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—In the middle of a month dedicated to uplifting the Asian-American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community, People’s Action was joined by St. Paul Council Member Nelsie Yang to host a teach-in in response to the rise of targeted violence against AAPI, fueled by anti-Asian rhetoric in politics and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Justice is Global Joins 65 Orgs: Cold War with China is a Dangerous and Self-Defeating Strategy

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s recent vote to advance the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 (SCA), and reports that it will receive a Senate floor vote this week, Justice is Global (a project of People’s Action) joined 65 organizations yesterday to release the following statement: “We, the undersigned organizations that […]

People’s Action Announces Endorsement of Minneapolis City Council Candidates and Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today announced three endorsements for the Minneapolis City Council and its support for the Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment campaign. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. The candidates and the Yes 4 […]

People’s Action Opposes Sen. Stabenow’s Growing Climate Solutions Act

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Senior Strategist on Rural Policy and Organizing Shawn Sebastian opposing Sen. Stabenow (D-MI)’s Growing Climate Solutions Act, a bill which would have dangerous consequences for rural communities and family farms: “This bill would let big polluters greenwash their emissions while using […]

People’s Action/Justice is Global Statement on White House Support of the TRIPS Waiver

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Justice is Global Director Tobita Chow today released the following statement in response to Ambassador Katherine Tai’s announcement of U.S. support for the TRIPS waiver, which would suspend patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines so countries like India and South Africa can access live-saving medication: “The White House’s decision today […]

People’s Action, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cori Bush, and Sunrise Movement Host National Day of Action for Green New Deal

Groups Push Newly Introduced Green Legislation: Green New Deal Resolution, Civilian Climate Corps, and Green New Deal for Cities Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today joined U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Sunrise Movement to lead a national day of action to support the Green New Deal (GND). Participants will call their elected Members of Congress […]

People’s Action Statement on President Biden’s American Families Plan

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman today released the following statement in response to President Biden’s American Families Plan: “We are heartened to see President Biden’s commitment to working class families. There is enormous potential to jumpstart our economy by redistributing the wealth in our country to make sure […]

People’s Action and The New Conversation Initiative Join Forces to Launch Nation’s First Deep Canvass Institute

Growing in Popularity as Movement Tool, Deep Canvassing is a Method Used to Defeat Trump, Pass LGBTQ Rights, and Win Big Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action and The New Conversation Initiative today announced the launch of the nation’s first Deep Canvass Institute. Deep canvassing is a groundbreaking conversation methodology that is proven […]

People’s Action Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Director George Goehl and Deputy Director Bree Carlson today released the following statement in response to the conviction of Derek Chauvin: “No verdict will bring George Floyd back, or deliver justice to his family  and others who have suffered state-sanctioned police violence. Today, we breathe a sigh […]

Alongside Reps. Cori Bush and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, People’s Action Launches Local Green New Deal Campaign

Campaign Aims to Unleash Local Power by Winning $1T for Budget-Strapped Local Governments to Organize Environment Projects Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today launched a new climate justice campaign, Local Green New Deal, with a joint petition, video, and new Green New Deal federal legislation alongside U.S. Reps. Cori Bush, D-Mo. and […]

People’s Action Member Orgs Mobilize to Call On Congress to Pass Transformational Recovery Package

As President Biden Announced American Jobs Plan, Grassroots Activists Took Action Across the Country to Urge Congress Pass $10 Trillion Package Addressing Climate, Care, Jobs, and Justice Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action member organizations across the country yesterday called on Congress to pass a transformational economic recovery and infrastructure package, like the […]

People’s Action Statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing today released the following statement in response to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan: “President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a strong start. It begins to seriously address some of our government’s past failures, fix our broken down physical infrastructure, and rapidly […]

People’s Action Statement on CDC Moratorium Extension

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Homes Guarantee Campaign Director Tara Raghuveer today released the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention temporarily extending the national eviction moratorium to June 30th:  “The Biden administration did the right thing by extending the eviction moratorium. But, beyond introducing a new […]

People’s Action Announces First Slate of 2021 Municipal Endorsements

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today endorsed its first slate of 10 city-level candidates for election. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. Each of these candidates is also endorsed by one of People’s Action member organizations: One People’s Campaign, […]

People’s Action Statement on President Biden’s $3T Infrastructure and Jobs Package

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing today released the following statement in response to news reports of President Biden’s upcoming $3 trillion infrastructure, jobs, education, and climate package: “I’m encouraged to see President Biden driving forward his campaign promise to create millions of good jobs to tackle the climate crisis. But […]

People’s Action Endorses Reps. Jayapal and Dingell Medicare for All Reintroduction in House

As Nation Looks Towards Post-Pandemic Future, Medicare for All Offers Transformative Solution to Global Health Crisis Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today endorsed the reintroduction of Medicare for All by Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.,  and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.,  in the House of Representatives. People’s Action member organizations helped secure original congressional cosponsors and secured the inclusion […]

“People Over Profit” Rallies Push Pharmaceutical Companies to Commit to Equitable Global Vaccine Distribution

Activists gathered across U.S. calling for lower-income countries ravaged by COVID-19 to get immediate access to lifesaving vaccines  Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605 NEW YORK, N.Y. ––  Today, activists gathered at rallies in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia as part of a day of action calling for pharmaceutical companies to prioritize “people over […]