People's Action

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

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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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Thursday, July 09, 2015
During #SharkWeek Campaign To Stop Payday Loan Shark Attacks, New Poll Shows Americans See Payday Lenders as Predators
During the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, as National People’s Action and allies hold actions around the country to put a stop to payday loan shark practices, new polling shows Americans of all political leanings have negative impressions of payday lenders. The poll, conducted by Lake Research...
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Monday, April 20, 2015
Senator Sanders calls TPP Latest in a Series of Failed Trade Policies at Rally denouncing TPP draws more than 1,000 to DC
More than 1,000 protesters from across the country gathered to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and so-called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addressed the crowd, saying “The TPP is another corporate-backed agreement that is the latest in a series of...
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Monday, April 20, 2015
Labor and Grassroots Organizations Rally Today Against Trans-Pacific Partnership and Other 'Fast Track' Deals
As Congress pushes legislation to “fast track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a secretive agreement between government bureaucrats and more than 600 corporate lobbyists – a broad range of national labor unions and grassroots organizations will rally today against these measures. These...
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Friday, April 17, 2015
"Don’t Trade Away Our Future!" Protesters Call on Congress to Reject Trade Promotion Authority
Social justice organizations from across the country together with organized labor will join together to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the nation’s capital on Monday, April 20th. Protesters will march from Lafayette Square to the office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Progressive Leaders Unveil Shared Populist Agenda
Progressive leaders today unveiled a new shared populist agenda on a media conference call in advance of the Populism2015 conference. This agenda is galvanizing the progressive populist community and defining the debate going into the 2016 elections. “There is a bottom-up progressive populist...
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Populist Groundswell Gave 'Chuy' Garcia a Fighting Chance
Upon endorsing Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor on March 19, Reclaim Chicago, an affiliate of National People’s Action Campaign, committed 2,000 hours of volunteer time to identify and turn Garcia supporters out to the polls. But by the end of Election Day, Reclaim Chicago organizers say they had...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
TODAY—We Rise: National Day of Action to Put People and Planet First
Tired of politicians working primarily on behalf of big corporations and the wealthy, families, workers and supporters are rising up across the country today Wednesday, March 11, to reclaim government and demand that elected officials put people and the planet before profits and polluters. The We...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
We Rise: National Day of Action to Put People and Planet First
Tired of politicians rigging the system on behalf of big corporations and the wealthy, families, workers and supporters are rising up across the country on Wednesday, March 11, to reclaim government and demand that elected officials put people and the planet before profits and polluters. The We...
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