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People’s Action Celebrates Election’s Progressive Victories from Maine to Washington State

  WASHINGTON – Grassroots organizers cheered the loud and clear message in Tuesday’s election results: voters are eager for progressive candidates with the bold ideas that People’s Action and its state organizations are proposing and supporting. Throughout the country, candidates fighting for health care for all, a $15 minimum wage, race and gender justice, ending […]

GOP Tax Cut Plan Is Really An “Attack on Health Care”

LeeAnn Hall, co-executive director of People’s Action, issued a statement sharply criticizing the Republican tax cut plan released November 2 by the House Ways and Means Committee. “Don’t be fooled: The Trump/GOP tax plan is one more attack on health care that puts working families, the elderly, poor and children at risk while padding the […]

People’s Action Condemns Move To Repeal Clean Power Plan

People’s Action on Monday condemned the announcement by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt that his agency will move to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The landmark regulation would have reduced carbon emissions from power plants by an estimated 35 percent and reflected the United States’ commitment to reduce global warming under the Paris climate […]

Tennessee Citizen Action’s Response to Haslam’s Health Insurance Testimony

People’s Action is releasing this statement on behalf of our member organization Tennessee Citizen Action. Today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) during its hearing “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018.” Andy Spears, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action […]

“We Won’t Go Back to the Shadows, No Matter What”

People’s Action Pledges to Stand With DACA Recipients and  Work Toward Full Immigration Reform WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that the Trump administration will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), leaving 800,000 young people in this country vulnerable to deportation unless Congress acts within six months. People’s Action and its […]

Mehrdad Azemun’s Statement Ahead of DACA Announcement

In advance of President Donald Trump’s expected announcement Tuesday possibly terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), People’s Action Campaigns Director Mehrdad Azemun, provided this statement:   “DACA is a popular program that has led to the liberation of hundreds of thousands of people.   “If Trump ends a program that has bipartisan support […]

Trump Plan for Militarized Police a National Disaster for Communities of Color

In response to President Donald Trump’s executive order today that would release surplus Defense Department equipment to local police departments, People’s Action Communications Director Isaiah J. Poole released the following statement: “As the nation focuses on the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the Trump administration is wreaking its own devastation on our basic human values. “The […]

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 […]