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WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today issued the following statement from Executive Director Sulma Arias, congratulating incoming Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries on his historic position as Minority Leader in the 118th Congress.


“We congratulate Congressman Jeffries on his election to House Minority Leader and becoming the first Black leader of either party in Congress. We are also excited to have a member of the  Congressional Progressive Caucus  leading House Democrats. Congressman Jeffries has a strong record on civil rights and economic justice and we look forward to working together in the 118th Congress to advance an agenda grounded in equity and justice for all.”




People’s Action builds the power of poor and working people in urban, rural, and suburban areas to win change through issue fights and elections. We are a national network of 38 state and local grassroots power-building organizations in 28 states–united in the work of building a bigger “we.”


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People’s Action is a national network of 38 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. Our organization recently released a vision for a national Homes Guarantee that has already prompted major legislation from champions including U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. Prior to endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, we completed a national forum series that The Nation called “the most in-depth, people-powered forum” of the 2020 cycle.”

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