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Contact: Johanna Kichton, 202.660.0605, press@peoplesaction.org

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 the worst president in American history and we must defeat him in November.”

About People’s Action

People’s Action is a national network of 36 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country

People’s Action and its member organizations are coordinating one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas this election season. Together, they have called and texted over 11 million voters in the key battleground states of Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and New Hampshire thus far this election cycle. Of the total, about 2.3 million were phone calls and 8.7 million were texts, with a majority of attempts being deep canvass conversations

By November 3rd, People’s Action and its member organizations expect to double these numbers to meet its ambitious goal of 5 million phone calls and 16 million texts, totalling a record-breaking 21 million voter contact attempts.

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Press Contact
Johanna Kichton

(202) 660-0605

About People’s Action

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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