To mark and build upon the first 100 days of resistance to the Donald Trump presidency, People’s Action will be in the nation’s capital, convening more than 1,000 activist leaders from around the country. The People’s Action Founding Convention is where we will unveil a new political force comprised of people united against the Trump-Ryan-McConnell agenda and for a bold vision of an economy and democracy that work for everyone, not just the rich and powerful, big corporations, or purveyors of hate.

At Rise Up 2017 we will..

• Build a Long-Term Agenda that points the way to transformative change and guides our campaigns now

• Go on the offense at every level – from cities to statehouses to the halls of Congress

• Commit to stopping the attacks on people of color, immigrants, women, Muslims and LGBTQ people

• Gather with friends and allies to celebrate what we have won and the movement we are building together

Watch the "Hometown Rising" Health Care Town Hall

On Tuesday, April 25 at 12 p.m. Eastern, the "Hometown Rising Town Hall" featuring Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) celebrates our leaders, tells our stories and share our strategy for taking on new dangers to our health care from GOP budget and tax proposals. We roll out our Hometown Rising Action Plan to continue to fight back in their backyards, make health care an issue in the elections, and raise the call for real solutions that take profits out of health care.

Watch the "Rise Up: From Protest to Power" Plenary

Progressive leader Van Jones makes the keynote address during the morning plenary session of the "Rise Up" People's Action convention in Washington, D.C. on April 24.

From Protest to Power: Electoralizing the Resistance featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joins dozens of grassroots activists pledging to run for office as the featured speaker at the April 24 afternoon plenary of the People's Action "Rise Up: From Protest to Power" convention.


Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington DC 20008

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People’s Action Founding Convention Program

April 23-25, 2017 • Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Action Opening Session
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Plenary: Moving from Protest to Power
Featuring Ai-jen Poo and George Goehl
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Our Agenda: Moving from Protest to Power Concurrent Sessions

8:45 a.m.
Plenary: Moving from Defense to Offense
Featuring Van Jones
10:15 a.m.
Joint Campaign Sessions and Trainings:
People and Planet First: Our Fight for Environmental and Climate Justice
Health Care: From Protest to Power
Justice Not Harm: Ending Mass Incarceration
Student Action: The Fight for Free Higher Education
11:45 a.m.
Training in Nonviolent Direct Action
Palladian, Ambassador, Congressional, Regency, Executive (en español)
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Plenary: From Protest to Power in Politics
Featuring Bernie Sanders
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
People’s Action Movement Politics Sessions
Why You Should Run! Building a Slate of Movement Candidates
Mass People’s Assemblies: Turning the Resistance into Electoral Power
Palladian, Ambassador, Executive (en español)
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
People’s Action Celebration of Resistance and Action
Keynote Speaker: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Honorees: Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Roger Hickey, Robert Borosage

8:00 a.m.
Board buses for White House
9:00 a.m.
Demonstration: "A Budget for the People"
Pennsylvania Avenue NW in front the White House
12:00 p.m.
Hometown Rising Town Hall
Featuring Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and LeeAnn Hall
Lutheran Church of the Reformation,  212 East Capitol Street NE
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Taking Our Power to Capitol Hill