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LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on Reckless Health Care Repeal Effort

LeeAnn Hall, co-director of People’s Action, issued the following statement immediately following Senate Republicans’ vote today to move forward on repealing health care for millions of people. “We’ve held off this cruel and reckless repeal effort for 187 days, and we will continue fighting to stop the repeal from moving forward because this is a […]

Grassroots People Power Protected Health Care for Everyone

Thousands of people throughout the country gave their own time to fight legislation that would gut Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act Washington, D.C. – Months of dedicated and determined work by People’s Action Institute, our allies and 20 of our member groups in key states, helped save health care for 23 million people, and […]

CCI Action’s Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power

Des Moines, Iowa – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will return to Iowa on Saturday for the first time since the 2016 election. He will deliver the keynote speech at the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) convention “Revolution Iowa – From Protest to Power.” “Bernie mobilized tens of thousands of Iowans around […]

Michigan United: Parents of Special Needs Children Speak Against Proposed Health Care Bill

Repeal of ACA threatens those with pre-existing conditions, those reliant on Medicaid DETROIT​ – ​Michigan Representative Debbie Dingell met with several children born prematurely or with special needs and their parents for a roundtable discussion of how proposed health care reform would affect them. Children with special needs like these are squarely in the crosshairs if […]

Press Call Today: “Millions of Jobs” Coalition Building Progressive Infrastructure Campaign

TODAY @ 2 p.m. ET Congressional Leaders, Progressive Grassroots React to Trump’s Infrastructure Plan CALL-IN NUMBER: 1 (888) 862-6557 PASSCODE: 45089006# Trump’s Privatization Scam Will Enrich Wall Street at the Expense of Everyday People In Response to Trump’s Speech, “Millions of Jobs” Coalition Announces Democratic Infrastructure Campaign WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, immediately following President Trump’s planned infrastructure […]

Federal Budget: Trump’s Vision Vs. Our Vision

WASHINGTON – With the release of the 2018 federal budget proposal, the Trump administration has made public and has made plain, its priorities for our nation. The Trump vision for America is one that sacrifices children, families, the sick and the disabled in exchange for tax breaks for the very rich, and giveaways to trillion-dollar […]

People’s Action Endorses Tom Perriello in Virginia Governor’s Race

Co-Director George Goehl Calls the Candidate Virginia’s Antidote to a Dangerous Profit-Before-People-And-Planet Ideology WASHINGTON – People’s Action, a national alliance of grassroots organizations, announced May 19 that it is endorsing Tom Perriello in the Virginia Democratic primary for governor. The endorsement means that People’s Action will mobilize volunteers and other resources to inform voters that […]

LeeAnn Hall: $15 Minimum Wage Can’t Happen Soon Enough

LeeAnn Hall, co-director of People’s Action Institute, provided this statement today on the $15 minimum wage proposal: Organizations that make up People’s Action Institute have been fighting for a $15 minimum wage on the city and state level for years, helping lead the fight in Seattle – the first city to adopt $15 – and […]

Activists Pledge to Keep the Health Care Fight Alive Back Home

WASHINGTON – More than eight hundred grassroots community leaders gathered at the People’s Action “Hometown Rising Town Hall” on Tuesday to launch the next stage in the fight to stop Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), gutting Medicaid and the Indian Health Service, and trading away health care for tax giveaways to corporations […]

Leeann Hall: Republicans In The House Budget Committee Just Voted To Shutter Small Town Clinics And Hospitals

WASHINGTON – Republicans in the House Budget Committee voted today to advance health repeal legislation that would force 24 million people off health care, slash $880 billion from Medicaid, drive up health care costs for older and poorer people, and cause thousands of deaths. The committee voted without discussion of recent Congressional Budget Office Analysis […]

George Goehl: Trump’s Budget is Not Who We Are

“The Federal budget is a statement of our values and priorities as a nation.  This budget proposal from the President would lead anyone to believe  we are morally bankrupt. This is not who we are.” President Trump’s proposed budget would cut the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31percent, and eliminate 15,000 EPA workers. A statement […]

Disney Refuses to Drop Trump’s Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – People’s Action has collected more than 65,000 petition signatures calling on Disney CEO Bob Iger to resign from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council and stop collaborating with Trump. Together with allies at SumOfUs, CREDO, Color of Change, the Center for Public Democracy, and others we delivered over 370,000 petition signatures to Disney […]

The Health Care Uprising Is Just Beginning

WASHINGTON – In the dead of night, the Senate voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The vote was 52 to 47, along party lines, with Democratic Senators unanimously opposing Price, a drug corporation insider who has pushed legislation that would benefit corporations in which he has investments. […]

Statement on Trump’s Order Shutting the Door on Refugees

President Trump’s executive order Friday, calling for “extreme vetting,” suspends refugee admissions to the U.S., and shuts the door on Syrian refugees and other vulnerable families when they are most in need. Mehrdad Azemun is the campaigns director for People’s Action. His family immigrated from Iran to the United States in the late 1970s. He […]

Climate March in Communities Nationwide on April 29

WASHINGTON. – Climate activists have announced a major “People’s Climate March” on April 29 in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. The effort is being organized by the coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought over 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world. The […]

Trump immigration orders desecrate our shared principles

Today, Donald Trump signed executive actions to build a wall along the southern border, create a deportation force, and exact retribution against sanctuary cities. President Trump is also expected to order a Muslim ban, in the form of an immigration ban targeted at several majority Muslim countries, and a shutdown of our country’s refugee program. […]

Thousands Rise Up Nationwide for Resist Trump Tuesday to Oppose Nominees and Resist his Dangerous Agenda

  NATIONWIDE – More than 10,000 activists and concerned people are taking part in over 200 peaceful #ResistTrumpTuesday rallies outside in-district Congressional offices today, urging Senators to Stop Trump’s #SwampCabinet. Activists with People’s Action, MoveOn.org, and the Working Families Party organized rallies to urge the Senate to delay Cabinet confirmations until more is learned about […]

More Than a Hundred Protests Planned for First Rise Up and Resist Trump Tuesday

Media Advisory Visuals: Stop the #SwampCabinet” actions will feature excellent visuals with creative props and groups of activists. WASHINGTON – Momentum is growing following this weekend’s historic mobilizations opposing Donald Trump and his agenda. People throughout the country will again come together on Tuesday, in more than 100 actions targeted toward U.S. Senators, demanding that […]

Trump’s First Act: A Big Giveaway to Wall Street Elites

On Friday, immediately after he was sworn in as America’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump signed a series of Executive Orders, including the roll-back of a Federal Housing Authority insurance premium cut. Liz Ryan Murray, policy director for People’s Action, a national progressive grassroots advocacy organization, issued the following statement. “Donald Trump’s inaugural speech proclaimed […]

Third Way Leading The Democrats The Wrong Way?

CHICAGO – Today, think tank Third Way announced the launch of a new $20 million political campaign that will study why Democrats lost in 2016 and how they can chart a path forward. In a story from POLITICO about the campaign, Third Way President Jonathan Cowan slammed “big government liberal populism.” George Goehl, the co-director of People’s Action, a national […]

Resistance Assemblies Gain Momentum as Trump Inauguration Nears

WASHINGTON – More than 500 resistance assemblies will be held nationwide Sunday with tens of thousands of people coming together in libraries, community centers, living rooms, churches and coffee shops to organize and plan resistance to President-elect Donald Trump, his agenda and his toxic cabinet nominees. The assemblies coincide with the national day of action […]

Trump Diverts Attention From Massive Conflicts of Interest, Wall Street Takeover of Washington

WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Donald Trump held his first formal news conference since July 27, 2016. In response, LeeAnn Hall and George Goehl, co-directors of People’s Action, a national grassroots advocacy organization, issued the following statement: “Mr. Trump likes to point fingers but fails to take responsibility. At his first news conference since July 27, […]

Pro-Democracy Groups Demand McConnell Delay Confirmation Hearings Until Ethics Process is Complete

WASHINGTON – In less than a day, more than 164,000 people and dozens of leading pro-democracy organizations have signed onto a petition and letter demanding than Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators delay hearings for Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees until ethics reviews are complete. The sign-on letter was started Monday by People’s Action, a national grassroots advocacy […]

People’s Action Welcomes End to Discriminatory Muslim Monitoring Program

CHICAGO – Today, the Obama Administration announced that it is officially terminating NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System), a program set up by the Bush Administration after 9/11 that profiled and discriminated against immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries. In response, People’s Action released this statement: “We commend the Obama administration for ending the discriminatory and ineffective NSEERS […]

Trump Puts Big Oil in the Driver’s Seat, Betrays Constituents (Again)

CHICAGO – President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday officially announced his selection of Exxon-Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State and former Texas Governor and current Energy Transfer Partners board member Rick Perry for Energy Secretary. In response to these nominations, George Goehl, the co-director of People’s Action, a national progressive grassroots advocacy organization, issued […]

Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees a Truly Toxic Swamp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE People’s Action is planning and hosting resistance assemblies to counter nominations WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees signal a war on working people, the poor, people of color, immigrants and women. In response, People’s Action has launched an all-out effort to oppose these nominees that will engage its entire family of affiliates […]

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