People's Action

People’s Action is a national network of organizations with a million people across 29 states.

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
People’s Action Pledges to Stand With DACA Recipients and Work Toward Full Immigration Reform
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 member organizations...
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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Until Trump Condemns Racism and Hate, He is Condoning It
Racism claimed another life Saturday – that of a 32-year-old woman who was on a street in Charlottesville, Va. taking a stand against hate. It is shameful enough that in 2017 we are still subjected to scenes in this country reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan marches of decades ago. That white...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Statement on Health Care Victory Led by Everyday People
LeeAnn Hall, co-director of People’s Action, gave this statement Friday after the defeat in the U.S. Senate of the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dismantle Medicaid: “Today is ‘Victory Friday ’ for all those threatened for months with the impending loss of access to the health care...
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Monday, August 08, 2016
Michigan Women Disrupt Donald Trump in Detroit
Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Detroit was immediately derailed when more than a dozen women stood up and challenged Trump’s claim that he would bring back manufacturing jobs. “You want to close Michigan plants and out source our jobs!” shouted Jacquie Maxwell, a Grosse Pointe Woods auto worker,...
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Grassroots Group Responds to CFPB Payday Lending Rule, Pledges to Continue Fight to Protect Families from Predatory Lenders
Today, as the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau releases their long-awaited proposed rule on payday lending, opening the period for public comment, members of National People’s Action (NPA) across the country are taking action and speaking up. NPA, which has been working to reform the predatory...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
House Financial Services Committee Kowtows to Payday Industry in Washington While Ignoring Voters Back Home
Today, a House Financial Services Sub-Committee is hold a hearing called “Short-term, Small Dollar Lending: The CFPB’s Assault on Access to Credit and Trampling of State and Tribal Sovereignty.” In response to this sham hearing, Liz Ryan Murray, Policy Director at National People’s Action, issued...
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Monday, December 14, 2015
After World Leaders Reach Inadequate Agreement at COP21, It’s Our Turn to Act
After 196 nations reached an agreement this weekend at the Conference of the Parties for the 21st Century, National People’s Action released the following statement: The fact that a deal was reached this weekend in Paris shows shows that world leaders are at last beginning to respond to scientific...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Call for Strong Clean Power Plan That Protects Impacted Communities
Members and allies of National People’s Action (NPA) from Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL and Buffalo, NY traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to give testimony at the first of four Environmental Protection Agency hearings on the Federal Implementation Plan proposed as part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The new...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Groundbreaking Ordinance to Combat High Cost of Poverty Wages Introduced in Cook County, Illinois
Today in Cook County, Illinois, grassroots activists and County Commissioner Robert Steele unveiled the Responsible Business Act, a law that aims to put a stop to the irresponsible and unfair corporate behavior at the root of the low-wage jobs crisis. The act would require big corporations that...
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Monday, July 13, 2015
The Time For Tinkering Has Passed, A Statement on Hillary Clinton's Speech
In a key speech at the New School in New York City, Hillary Clinton unveiled key planks in her economic agenda. George Goehl, Executive Director of National People's Action Campaign, issued the following statement: "Secretary Clinton today identified the symptoms of our ailing economy, but her...
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