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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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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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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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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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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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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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Nearly 1.1 Million People Call For Impeach Investigation of the President
A petition calling on the United States House of Representatives to start an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump has garnered nearly 1.1 million signatures. Launched on Inauguration Day and led by two public interest organizations – Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org –...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Over 500,000 People, With Thousands More Joining by the Hour, Call on Congress to Begin Impeachment Investigation
Eleven days after the inauguration of President Trump, more than half a million people have joined the campaign and petition at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org , calling on the U.S. Congress to initiate an impeachment investigation into President Trump’s violations of the U.S. Constitution -- citing the...
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Friday, January 06, 2017
Coalition to Present Demands for Release of Torture Report
Speakers to include CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou Speakers to oppose torture plans of incoming administration What: News Conference with coalition representatives and petition signed by 60,000 demanding release of Senate Torture Report When: Tuesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. Where: National Press...
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