RootsAction

Action for a Progressive Future (the organization that runs RootsAction) is a nonprofit, progressive, public policy advocacy group that will engage citizens in the democratic process and help make sure legislators hear their voices.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, August 17, 2020
First-Ever Survey of Sanders Delegates Shows Views of Ticket: Half “Disapprove,” a Quarter “Approve,” a Quarter “Ambivalent”
A just-completed survey of Bernie Sanders delegates to the national convention gauged opinions of the Biden-Harris ticket. The survey, conducted by the Bernie Delegates Network , found that 33 percent “strongly disapprove” of the ticket, while 19 percent “somewhat disapprove,” 24 percent are “...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Joint Statement from RootsAction.org and Progressive Democrats of America on the Selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential Candidate
As we saw during her own presidential campaign, Kamala Harris is a political weather vane. First she was for Medicare for All, then she wasn't. She failed for years to hold police accountable for gross misconduct in California, then touted her commitment to police accountability in the wake of...
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
"Still Ahead of His Time": Progressive Advocates Release Video Illustrating Senator Bernie Sanders’ Career-Long Support for a System Able to Solve Healthcare Crises
A progressive advocacy group released a short video today emphasizing that Senator Bernie Sanders is the strongest candidate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The online video, “Still Ahead of His Time,” illustrates Sanders’ career-long advocacy for universal healthcare and pro-worker policies...
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Former Sanders Delegates to Mobilize Behind 2020 Presidential Campaign
Former Bernie Sanders delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention are gearing up to actively support him for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. The independent Bernie Delegates Network -- which has voted 408 “yes” to 23 “no” in response to the question “Do you favor a relaunch...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Petitioners Ask DA Krasner to Reverse Action on Mumia Abu-Jamal
A petition with more than 6,400 signers was delivered to DA Krasner's office this morning. The full text of the petition reads: Dear District Attorney Krasner: As you know, respected human rights groups like Amnesty International have criticized the 1982 trial that convicted Mumia Abu-Jamal – as...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
"A Message To The People Of Mexico From People In The United States"
Soon after the election in Mexico, the RootsAction network in the United States launched an online petition titled: “A Message to the People of Mexico from People in the United States.” Within six days , more than 14,000 members of the U.S. public had signed the petition, and thousands of them...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
More than 20,000 Decry Lopsided MSNBC News Coverage; Huge Airtime for Denouncing Russia, Virtually None for Yemen
Sponsors of a petition with 22,784 signers and 4,474 individual comments -- asking MSNBC to remedy an extreme imbalance of news coverage -- announced Wednesday that the network and its primetime stars Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes have refused to respond despite repeated requests for a reply. The...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
20,000 Constituents in One Day Urge Their Congress Member to Impeach Trump
More than 20,000 people sent individual emails to their member of Congress on Wednesday urging impeachment of President Trump. Those constituents sent the message to members of the House of Representatives via an action page provided by RootsAction.org . Many chose to email a message that said: "As...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
News conference at National Press Club to Call For End of U.S. Warplanes Over Syria
Tuesday, August 8 at 10 a.m. Zenger Room, National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, Washington News conference speakers will include: * CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou * Former State Department official Matthew Hoh * Christie Edwards, Chair of the ASIL Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and an...
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Newswire article
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Over 22,000 Urge Media: 'Stop Ignoring Pence's Culpability'
More than 22,000 people have signed a petition urging major U.S. media to stop ignoring Mike Pence's culpability. The petition , found at RootsAction.org, reads: "Vice President Mike Pence has established a pattern of false statements, misdirection, and blind obedience to Donald Trump. It is time...
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