Obama’s payday for a Wall Street speech reflects a longstanding pattern of behavior from Democratic leaders: talk like liberals, govern from the center, then make a lot of money once you’re out of office.
Student Action is countering the agenda to undermine public education put forth by Trump and Betsy DeVos with a grassroots campaign in states for free higher education that addresses the root causes driving the college debt crisis.
From the Women’s March that inaugurated his presidency to the town-hall activism that blunted his first healthcare bill, the progressive resistance to Trump and his party has outperformed even the most optimistic expectations.
Trump's neck-snapping series of flip-flops on signature populist issues have been met with deep sighs of relief, but this should worry Democrats and anyone concerned about the future of our country.
The only way to make workers’ lives matter is to make prison a real possibility for CEOs and supervisors. Lethal greed must have consequences. Fines are no threat; only prison is. America needs its own Westray Law.
Wall Street's business model is fraud. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to fight fraud. So naturally Wall Street and Republicans in Congress are trying to kill the CFPB as fast as they can.
Twelve hundred grassroots activists gathered in Washington, D.C. to pledge support for a shared progressive agenda. Meet some of these new leaders, who share a commitment to work together to put people and planet first.
As People’s Action, we are united by our belief that all people have a right to health care, safe affordable housing, clean air and water, to self-expression and dignity, to personal and collective freedom, and to justice.
If you cut taxes, the environment for business necessarily gets worse over time because roads deteriorate, people are not as well educated, scientific research declines, along with about a million other things that businesses rely on.
We’re still in a big fight to protect the health care that we need and that everyone deserves. But there is an uprising that is happening in communities that are blue, purple and red.
At the People's Action Hometown Rising Town Hall, Rep. Keith Ellison and other champions from across the country shared our stories and strategy for taking on new dangers to our health care from GOP budget and tax proposals.
African immigrants are one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in New York City. Africans not only enrich existing communities, but add their energy and creativity to help emerging communities prosper.
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern? As we near the 100th day mark the answer has been a loud “no” so far. Republicans will once again try for high-profile wins, but may run into brick walls.
Sen. Bernie Sanders joined 72 grassroots candidates from across the country in Washington, D.C. as they pledged to put people and the planet first when they run for office on the "Rise Up" platform developed by People's Action members.
We are on the front lines of fighting the Trump Agenda, at the 'Rise Up' People's Action convention in Washington, D.C. Van Jones speaks in a plenary about the seeds of a new progressive movement.
Now is a moment that calls for a radical imagination of what’s possible. We know direct action and taking the crisis to the doorstep of the people who created it not only transforms relations of power, but transforms the human spirit.
Trump sent an armada to the Korean peninsula. Or, he didn't. Either way, his rudderless ship of state creates chaos and erratically steers us into a feckless foreign policy.
Barack Obama’s stature will only grow in the rearview mirror. We already miss his dignity, his grace, and intelligence. Trump may be intent on repealing everything Obama accomplished, but he will inevitably ennoble him in the process.
Fifty grassroots activists will pledge to run for political office in 2017 and beyond, during a climactic session of the People's Action's inaugural convention in Washington on Monday that will feature Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Polls show the public likes President Trump's plan to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. That's because they think he actually plans to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. He doesn't. Not hardly. Not by a long shot. In fact...
So far, Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sent numerous signs she is assembling a staff and laying down a policy mindset that seems indifferent – if not outright averse – to the needs of nonwhite students.
President Trump's only significant achievement thus far is rolling back protections to our air, water and climate. This Earth Day, we need to halt this regressive agenda, and also form a majority movement to protect our environment.
44 million Americans now owe student debt - including 7 in 10 graduating seniors. They’re less able to start a business, work in public service, start families or buy houses. It shouldn’t be this way, and it doesn’t have to be.
Many people might not realize their savings may work directly against efforts to address climate change. If you bank with any of the largest American banks, every dollar you put in funds the development of fossil fuels.
Pramila Jayapal, the newly elected member of Congress from Washington state’s 7th District, shared her unorthodox vision for elected office with us in a recent video conversation.
Millions of Americans file their federal income tax returns with no idea what the government actually does with all that money. Would you feel differently about paying taxes if you knew what they support? We'll break it down for you.
Economist Dean Baker has a bright idea about how to get corporations to pay their fair share in society. Give the government stock in the company, so everyone would benefit when a company earns profits, not just the wealthy few.
We are in a time of fantasy proposals from our country's "leaders." What We the People need is real policy proposals to address our real problems, not giveaways to the rich that masquerade as tax reforms.
What happens when a state lowers wage and safety standards and keeps unions out to attract jobs? Workers lose limbs and lives, and our democracy itself is endangered.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just send Uncle Sam an IOU every year? That's what big corporations do, legally, when they use "creative accounting" to put off paying what they owe the nation, indefinitely.
Barring an unexpected surprise – a W2 form issued by Vladimir Putin, for example, or a 1099 from mafia boss Anthony 'Fat Tony' Salerno, we already know Trump’s most terrible tax secrets. We will reveal them… right after this break.
Instead of bombing another country, how about building our own with better bridges, railroads, highways and airports, how about tending to those who need jobs and homes, how about health care that really gets the job done?
Judith LeBlanc and L.A. Kauffman joined forces at this year's Organization 2.0 conference for an insightful conversation on the history and future of grassroots organizing, and the role of women in its success.
Candidate Trump swore he'd run Wall Street influence out of Washington. As president, he spends more and more time taking advice from his Goldman Sachs pals.
Schools in low-income communities like Erie don’t have the resources to offer students opportunities that are available in wealthier areas. It’s important to know who to blame for the financial roadblocks to student achievement.
Reinstating the Superfund tax, which used to make polluters pay to clean up their own mess, would save American taxpayers billions of dollars. Why not begin our conversation about tax reform with something we can all agree is right to do?
Airline execs see average passengers as little more than sardines to be squeezed, as they cut costs to boost returns. Taxpayers subsidize this. Will United's now-infamous aisle drag upset the public enough to rein in this gravy train?
Resistance Recess is an opportunity for you to sound the alarm about what is happening to public education. A new communications tool has all the talking points and in-depth research you need to advocate for public schools.
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has issued a declaration of class war against the American people. Mulvaney's words may sound wonkish or technical, but he was expressing Republicans' extreme ideas with unusual directness.
Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard caught fire from fellow Democrats for her cautious view of Trump's missile strike on Syria. But she is right to exercise prudence, and other Dems should follow her example.
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