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Last Push Against Trump Brings People’s Action Total Voter Contacts to a Quarter Million

November 02, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON – In the final week of the 2016 election campaign, People’s…

Cook County’s $13 Minimum Wage a Huge Victory – Strong Step in the Long Journey Toward Income Equality

October 26, 2016
CHICAGO – The movement to give minimum wage workers a raise continues gaining momentum across…

Low Wages and Student Debt Break the Promise of Prosperity, New ‘Job Gap’ Report Says

October 25, 2016
To make ends meet, a single adult with student loan debt needs to be paid…

People’s Action Endorses 22 Candidates with the Values and Vision to Build the Progressive Political Revolution

October 18, 2016
WASHINGTON – People’s Action, a national organization of more than a million people, is endorsing…

Maine Governor Calls for Jailing Minimum Wage Leaders

October 14, 2016
WASHINGTON – Just days after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested during a televised debate…

People’s Action Institute Disappointed by Desperate Judicial Attack On CFPB’s Watchdog Authority

October 11, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled today against…

People’s Action Institute Urges CFPB to Strengthen Payday Lending Rule on Closing Day of Public Comment Period

October 07, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Grassroots groups are making a final push for the CFPB to strengthen…

More than 400,000 Comments to CFPB Call for Crackdown on Abusive Lending

October 07, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - More than 400,000 comments so far, asking for a stronger, smarter rule…

Sen. Jeff Merkley Joins Consumer Advocates to Release Personal Stories from Families Devastated By Payday Lending Industry

October 03, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Stop the Debt Trap campaign will host a press teleconference on Wednesday, Oct.…

Isaiah J. Poole Named Communications Director for People’s Action

September 23, 2016
Washington D.C. – Journalist and longtime editor of OurFuture.org, Isaiah J. Poole, has been named…