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People’s Action Announces New Deep Canvass Campaign for COVID Relief

After Deep Canvass Successes in Presidential Election and Georgia Runoffs, People’s Action to Engage People Around Recurring Cash Payments in West Virginia, Arizona, and Missouri Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced a new deep canvassing campaign to help secure recurring cash payments in the next COVID relief bill. People’s Action will […]

As Congress Negotiates COVID Relief Bill and Budget Reconciliation Process Begins, People’s Action Announces Priorities to Protect Everyday People

In New Letter to Congressional Democratic Leaders, People’s Action Demands Lawmakers Fight for Cash Payments, Vaccines for All, Rent Relief, Good Jobs and Pay, Debt Cancellation, and State Funding Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today sent a letter to congressional Democrat leadership demanding they protect everyday people in any new COVID relief […]

People’s Action: We’re Living Through a Climate Emergency. Now Let’s Act Like It

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action released the following statement from Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Biden to endorse the THRIVE Agenda and declare a climate emergency for the United States: “This echoes the demands of thousands of grassroots organizers, the declarations of 1,864 jurisdictions […]

People’s Action: Protect People, Not Banks

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Deputy Director Bree Carlson today released the following statement in response to news reports that President Biden is expected to appoint Michael Barr to lead the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC): “Millions of people face foreclosures and evictions, the loss of their businesses and farms, […]

People’s Action Statement on President Biden’s Executive Orders

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today release the following statements in anticipation of President Biden’s executive orders on climate, housing, and immigration: Climate “The Biden administration’s commitment to act on climate and revoke the Keystone XL pipeline’s permit are encouraging first steps in the direction of climate and environmental justice,” People and […]

On Eve of Inauguration, People’s Action and Tenants Facing Eviction Demand Lawmakers Seize Moment to Protect Tenants

In New Letters, Campaign that Helped Lead #CancelRent Movement Urges Biden to Issue Eviction Moratorium With Teeth And Demands Congress Finally Cancel Rent and Rental Debt Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today united with tenants facing eviction to host a press conference to call on President-Elect Biden to immediately issue an eviction moratorium that […]

Over 200 Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, Health Care, and Community Groups Call on Biden Administration to Prioritize Public Health Solutions to Curb Overdose Crisis and Dismantle Drug War

Amid Spike in Overdose Deaths Exacerbated by Failed Response to Pandemic, Groups Send Letter Urging Biden Team to Focus on Harm Reduction and Abandon Criminalization Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—Over 200 drug policy, harm reduction, health care, and community based organizations from across the country today sent a letter to Rahul Gupta, Team Lead for the Office […]

People’s Action Statement on Impeachment of Donald Trump

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives impeaching Donald Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection”: “Donald Trump’s presidency has been one of many firsts, and that now includes being the first president to be impeached twice. Republicans chose […]

People’s Action: Congress Must Reconvene to Remove Trump

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement in response to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building yesterday and reports that Congress would adjourn until after the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden: “The Republican Party has played with fire for years, aiding and abetting […]

People’s Action Celebrates Senate Runoff Elections in Georgia

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Deputy Director Bree Carlson after Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both won their special elections in Georgia and flipped the Senate: “We congratulate Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff on their historic elections, and we look forward to working alongside […]

People’s Action Announces Results of Massive Deep Canvassing Campaign in Georgia to Flip Senate

After Calling More than 1.2 Million Voters, People’s Action Congratulates Warnock As Count Continues Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced the results of its deep canvassing campaign to turn out voters in the Georgia Senate runoff elections in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. People’s Action focused on turning […]

People’s Action: “Heartless” GOP Demands Turned COVID Relief Bill Into a Band-Aid

Group Calls on Congress to Pass the Legislation as a Down Payment on More Robust Response December 20, 2020Contact: Derrick Crowe, 512.516.5067, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement in response to information released about the agreement reached by congressional negotiators on COVID relief legislation:   “To say this relief package […]

People’s Action and 24 Member Groups Urge Biden Admin in New Letter to Transform DOL and Protect Workers

Groups Demand Biden Meet the Moment and Transform DOL’s Focus to Support and Build Worker Power in an Era Domineered by Corporate Control and Gig Economies Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, DC—People’s Action and 24 directors of its member groups today sent a letter to the Biden administration urging it to transform the Department […]

Leading progressive groups launch public pressure campaign for Biden to address fossil fuel pollution and the climate crisis

Today, organizations representing millions of environmental, racial, and economic justice advocates across the country are launching a new campaign to hold President-elect Joe Biden accountable to his promises for bold climate action. The Build Back Fossil Free campaign includes 25 crucial executive actions Biden must take the moment he enters office to prevent climate chaos, […]

People’s Action Statement on Tom Vilsack’s Appointment to Head the USDA

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, DC—People’s Action Senior Strategist for Rural People and Planet First Campaigns Shawn Sebastian today released the following statement in response to President-elect Biden’s official nomination of Tom Vilsack to lead the Department of Agriculture (USDA):  “It is a huge mistake by President-elect Biden’s transition team to completely dismiss the swift, strong, […]

People’s Action to Congress: Stop Being Lap Dogs for Corporations and Deliver People Urgent Relief Now

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, DC—People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement in reaction to the bipartisan COVID relief bill being negotiated in Congress:  “It’s unconscionable that we have COVID relief proposals on the table that deny people direct cash assistance and offer corporations a get-out-of-jail-free card for the consequences of forcing employees […]

People’s Action Statement on Rep. Fudge’s Appointment to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement in response to media reports that President-elect Joe Biden plans to appoint Rep. Marcia Fudge to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development: “We congratulate Congresswoman Fudge on her nomination as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. We are hopeful […]

People’s Action: Democrats Will Continue to Lose Rural Voters With Vilsack Appointment

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement in response to media reports that President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary to the Department of Agriculture (USDA): “Representative Fudge would have been an outstanding Secretary of Agriculture. In his previous stint as Secretary of […]

People’s Action Statement Championing Rep. Marcia Fudge to Head USDA

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, DC— People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement supporting Rep. Marcia Fudge’s bid to be appointed Secretary of the Department of Agriculture: “With Rep. Marcia Fudge at the helm, the Department of Agriculture would have teeth again to keep a check on corporate agribusiness. Her bold leadership could […]

People’s Action: Rahm Emanuel’s Failures Should Disqualify Him From Any Position in Biden’s Administration

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  CHICAGO, IL— People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement after reports emerged that President-Elect Joe Biden is considering Rahm Emanuel for Secretary of the Department of Transportation: “Rahm Emanuel is a non-starter. As mayor of Chicago, he covered up the police killing of Laquan McDonald. And worse, […]

People’s Action Announces New Deep Canvassing Campaign in Georgia to Flip the Senate

People’s Action Will Call 1 Million People Living in Rural Georgia to GOTV for the Senate Runoff Elections Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced a new deep canvassing campaign to flip the Senate and turn out voters in the Georgia Senate runoff elections. People’s Action is marshalling their electoral power in […]

People’s Action Statement on John Kerry Appointment as Climate Envoy (Czar)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing released the following statement today after President-Elect Joe Biden appointed Secretary John Kerry as Climate Envoy: “Climate change is a global crisis that will require revolutionary cooperation, but over the past four years, Trump and his climate-denying cronies have soured key relationships and humiliated us on […]

Student Action Spurs Student Vote to Help Turn Georgia Blue and Defeat Trump

Student Action Called and Texted More Than 120,000 Student Voters in Georgia, Focusing on Atlanta and Savannah Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Student Action, an affiliate of People’s Action, today announced updated voter canvassing numbers, showing that the organization defied odds to build a robust student-to-student voter outreach program amid a pandemic. Their work […]

People’s Action Congratulates Endorsed Candidates on Wins

30 Candidates Ran People-Powered Campaigns, Pledging to Put People and Planet First, and Won Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced that 30 progressive candidates it endorsed won their races and will hold elected offices across the country. The candidates ran movement politics, people-powered campaigns and the non-judicial candidates will fight for […]

Candidates Pledge to Reject Real Estate Cash—and Win

People’s Action Announces Victorious Homes Guarantee Candidates  Contact:  Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.— People’s Action today announced 32 candidates who won their elections at the federal, state, and local levels after taking the Homes Guarantee Candidate pledge, including commitments to de-commodify housing and reject real estate cash. Winning candidates included Reps. Ilhan Omar, Marie […]

Pennsylvania Win Shows Power of Deep Canvass Program

Number of Highly Effective Deep Canvass Calls Made by People’s Action and Pennsylvania Stands Up Boost Biden’s Margin Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action and its member organization, Pennsylvania Stands Up, today announced updated voter canvassing numbers, showing that the organizations’ deep canvass program played a pivotal role in Biden’s win in the […]

People’s Action Statement on Biden and Harris’s Win

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Director George Goehl today issued the following statement on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris winning the presidential election: “This nightmare is coming to an end. Despite every attempt to silence our voices and block our vote, the will of the people won. We saw record numbers of […]

Michigan Win Shows Power of Deep Canvass Program

Number of Highly Effective Deep Canvass Calls Made by People’s Action and Michigan People’s Campaign Boost Biden’s Margin Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action and its member organization, Michigan People’s Campaign today announced updated voter canvassing numbers, showing that the organizations’ deep canvass program played a pivotal role in Biden’s win in the […]

Deep Canvass Program Powers Win for Biden in Wisconsin

Number of Highly Effective Deep Canvass Calls Made by People’s Action, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and Progress North Exceed Biden’s Margin of Victory Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action and its two Wisconsin member organizations, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and Progress North, today announced updated voter canvassing numbers, showing that the organizations’ deep […]

People’s Action Statement on Election Results

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Director George Goehl today issued the following statement on the election: “Count every vote, no matter how long it takes. Democracy includes us all. Anyone running for office can say whatever they want to, but it’s the will of the voters that decides. Donald Trump and Republicans […]

People’s Action Announces Results of Massive GOTV Deep Canvass Program in Arizona

People’s Action and Member Organization Living United for Change in Arizona Called and Texted Over 4.4 Million Undecided Voters Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today culminated their massive deep canvassing and movement politics program to defeat Trump in Arizona and announced their historic results. “We’re proud of what we did here in […]

People’s Action Announces Results of Massive GOTV Deep Canvass and Movement Politics Program in Wisconsin

People’s Action and Member Organization Citizen Action Wisconsin Called and Texted Over 2.4 Million Undecided Voters Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today culminated their massive deep canvassing and movement politics program to defeat Trump in Wisconsin and announced their historic results. “We’re proud of what we did here in Wisconsin,” People’s Action […]

People’s Action Announces Results of Massive GOTV Deep Canvass and Movement Politics Program in Michigan

People’s Action and Member Organization Michigan United Called and Texted Over 4.3 Million Undecided Voters Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today culminated their massive deep canvassing and movement politics program to defeat Trump in Michigan and announced their historic results. “We’re proud of what we did here in Michigan,” People’s Action Director […]

People’s Action Announces Results of Massive GOTV Deep Canvass and Movement Politics Program in Pennsylvania

People’s Action and Member Organization Pennsylvania Stands Up Called and Texted Over 4 Million Undecided Voters in Pennsylvania Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today culminated their massive deep canvassing and movement politics program to defeat Trump in Pennsylvania and announced their historic results. “We’re proud of what we did here in Pennsylvania,” […]

People’s Action Endorses Movement Politics Candidates in Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today endorsed their final slate of 11 state and city and county-level candidates for election in Maryland, Nevada, and North Carolina. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and the non-judicial candidates will fight for the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected (judicial candidates are legally […]

People’s Action Hosts Final Town Hall to Defeat Trump with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Illinois State Sen. Robert Peters, and Rapper/Activist VIC MENSA

People’s Action’s 17,000+ Canvassers Persuade 200,000 Voters in Battleground States Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action yesterday hosted a last Deep Canvass Town Hall to defeat Trump with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ill. State Sen. Robert Peters, and musical guest VIC MENSA to host a town hall to defeat […]

As Final Stretch Begins, People’s Action’s Progressive Juggernaut Sets Up Electoral Upheaval in 2020

17,000+ Volunteers Rack Up 35.5 Million Calls and Texts to Voters So Far; 200,000 Conversations Persuade Voters in Battleground States Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 518.867.9928 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced its final push for the 2020 cycle, capitalizing on the massive growth of its groundbreaking distributed organizing program. A Tuesday virtual event featuring progressive superstars […]

After Presidential Debate Neglects Needs of Rural Americans, Grassroots Groups Launch Ad Campaign in PA Battleground Counties to Defeat Trump

Ads Will Air Over TV, Billboards and Internet and Feature PA Resident and Steelworker Dave McLimans  Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], (518) 867-9928    Chester County, PA — Pennsylvania Stands Up, a progressive grassroots organization with nine local chapters around the state has collaborated with People’s Action Power and Local Voices to announce an ad buy in […]

People’s Action Statement on Second Presidential Debate

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 518.867.9928, [email protected]   WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Deputy Director Bree Carlson today issued the following statement on the second presidential debate: “Donald Trump knows he’s losing. What we saw tonight is a failed leader caught red-handed with more than 220,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, historic unemployment, the country’s global reputation in tatters, a barbaric immigration system […]

People’s Action Endorses Movement Politics Candidates in Minnesota

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 518.867.9928, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today endorsed 11 Minnesota state and 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 People’s Action member organization, TakeAction Minnesota. Earlier this year, People’s […]

People’s Action Blows Past 25 Million Calls and Texts to Voters in Key Battleground States

People’s Action and Member Organizations Surpassed Previous Benchmark of 21 Million Calls and Texts to Voters Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 518.867.9928 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced that, working with its member organizations, the organization has made more than 25 million attempts to contact voters living in key battleground states this election cycle so far. Volunteers […]

People’s Action Statement on Vice Presidential Debate

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 518.867.9928, [email protected]   WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Deputy Director Bree Carlson today issued the following statement on the vice presidential debate: “Americans are facing an economic crisis and an out-of-control pandemic due to Trump’s incompetence, and all Mike Pence had to offer was ‘thoughts and prayers.’ It’s insulting. Pence is the head of Trump’s coronavirus task […]

After Presidential Debate Neglects Needs of Rural Americans, People’s Action Power Launches Ad Campaign in Battleground Counties in Rural Wisconsin to Defeat Trump

Ads Will Air Over TV, Radio, and Internet and Feature Wisconsin Resident and Cash Crop Farmer, Craig Myhre Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 518.867.9928 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Power and Local Voices today announced an ad buy in battleground counties in Wisconsin to defeat Trump. The ad features the story of lifetime Wisconsin resident and cash crop […]

People’s Action Statement on First Presidential Debate

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 518.867.9928, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Deputy Director Bree Carlson today issued the following statement on the first presidential debate: “This debate was a national disgrace. Trump refused to denounce white supremacists and fascists when given the opportunity, spewed lies about the integrity of our elections, and wasted the time of everyone who watched. He’s […]

Senator Bernie Sanders and People’s Action Host “Fighting for Rural America” Virtual Town Hall

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 518.867.9928 Town Hall Featured Panelists Seeking to Bust Stereotypes About Rural Communities and Lay Out How To Win Back Rural Voters This Election Season WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) yesterday joined People’s Action to host a town hall where he, People’s Action Director George Goehl, and rural leaders from across the […]

In Election Season Homestretch, People’s Action Announces Over 11 Million Calls and Texts to Voters in Key Battleground States

Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 518.867.9928 People’s Action and Member Organizations Called and Texted Over 11 Million Voters in Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and New Hampshire WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today announced that along with its member organizations, over 11 million attempts to contact voters living in key battleground states have been made this election cycle, […]

People’s Action Endorses Paulette Jordan for Congress

Contact: Johanna Kichton, 518.867.9928, [email protected] Jordan, a Proud Member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Seeks to Defeat Two-Term Incumbent Republican Sen.Risch WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today endorsed Paulette Jordan in her bid to represent Idaho in the U.S. Senate. Jordan is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will continue to fight for the People’s Action […]