People's Action

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

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Friday, February 26, 2021
Majority Leader Schumer and Sen. Sanders Join People’s Action Town Hall to Call for Real COVID Relief
As Congress works through the reconciliation process and the nation passes 500,000 COVID deaths, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders joined People’s Action at a virtual town hall to call for comprehensive COVID relief now that fights inequality and...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Leading Progressive Drug Policy Orgs Cheer Reintroduction of Bipartisan MAT Act
Leading harm reduction, drug policy, and health care organizations People’s Action, VOCAL-NY, the Drug Policy Alliance, and National Harm Reduction Coalition today released the following statement in response to Rep. Paul Tonko, D—N.Y., reintroducing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act...
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Friday, February 19, 2021
Over 90 Grassroots Health Care and Labor Groups Urge Senate to Immediately Confirm Xavier Becerra to HHS
Over 90 grassroots health care and labor groups today wrote to Senate leadership urging them to immediately confirm Attorney General Xavier Becerra as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Senate Finance Committee will consider Becerra’s nomination next week. “We...
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Monday, February 01, 2021
As Congress Negotiates COVID Relief Bill and Budget Reconciliation Process Begins, People’s Action Announces Priorities to Protect Everyday People
People’s Action today sent a letter to congressional Democrat leadership demanding they protect everyday people in any new COVID relief bill. In the letters, People’s Action Director George Goehl emphasizes that a new COVID relief bill should build on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, and...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
People’s Action: We’re Living Through a Climate Emergency. Now Let’s Act Like It
People’s Action released the following statement from Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Biden to endorse the THRIVE Agenda and declare a climate emergency for the United States: “This echoes the demands of thousands of...
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Friday, January 22, 2021
Protect People, Not Banks
People’s Action Deputy Director Bree Carlson today released the following statement in response to news reports that President Biden is expected to appoint Michael Barr to lead the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC): “Millions of people face foreclosures and evictions, the loss of their...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
People’s Action Statement on President Biden’s Executive Orders
People’s Action today release the following statements in anticipation of President Biden’s executive orders on climate, housing, and immigration: Climate "The Biden administration's commitment to act on climate and revoke the Keystone XL pipeline's permit are encouraging first steps in the...
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Over 200 Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, Health Care, and Community Groups Call on Biden Administration to Prioritize Public Health Solutions to Curb Overdose Crisis and Dismantle Drug War
Over 200 drug policy, harm reduction, health care, and community based organizations from across the country today sent a letter to Rahul Gupta, Team Lead for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on President-Elect Biden’s Transition Team. The letter urges the Biden administration to...
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Thursday, January 07, 2021
Congress Must Reconvene to Remove Trump
People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement in response to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building yesterday and reports that Congress would adjourn until after the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden: “The Republican Party has played with...
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Thursday, January 07, 2021
People’s Action Celebrates Senate Runoff Elections in Georgia
People’s Action today released the following statement by Deputy Director Bree Carlson after Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both won their special elections in Georgia and flipped the Senate: “We congratulate Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff on their historic elections, and we look forward...
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