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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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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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
15,000 Americans on Tuesday Asked President to Block the Removal of Water Protectors at Standing Rock
In a matter of hours on Tuesday , over 15,000 people from around the United States signed a petition to President Obama reading: " We urge you to take all necessary action to prevent further state violence and to block the removal of the water protectors ." The petition , which has been delivered...
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Petition Going to the Pentagon Calls for Closure of “War on Terror” Air Force Hub
A petition calling for closure of the U.S. overseas military base described as the hub for the “war on terror” -- the Ramstein Air Base in southwestern Germany -- is set for presentation at the Pentagon on Monday morning ( Sept. 26 ). The petition , signed by more than 20,000 people, will also be...
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Friday, September 09, 2016
Nearly 20,000 Ask for 4-Way Presidential Debates
Nearly 20,000 people have signed a petition addressed to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Broadcasting, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Univision, and Telemundo. The petition, found at RootsAction.org reads: Tell the Commission on Presidential Debates and major-party campaigns that they no longer control the debate...
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Petition Thanks Colin Kaepernick
In the first eight hours after it was launched on Monday afternoon, 7,500 people signed a new petition to Colin Kaepernick reading: "We support your right to protest in support of racial justice. Thank you." Many also added their own comments. The petition, with signatures and comments, can be...
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