Rise Up Platform: From Protest to Power

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.
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Watch Rep. Keith Ellison in Healthcare Town Hall

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.
Tim Wilkins
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Obama From the Rearview Mirror

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.
Robert Borosage
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Early Signs Betsy DeVos Will Not Support Civil Rights

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.
Jeff Bryant
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This Earth Day, Defeating Trump is Job One

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.

Congrats, Graduates! Here’s Your Diploma and Debt

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.
Chuck Collins
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Concerned About Climate Change? Change Where You Bank

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.
Todd Larsen
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Activism for America [video]

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.
Richard Eskow

Trump’s Five Worst Tax Secrets, Revealed

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.
Richard Eskow

Ask Yourself: Will Donald Trump EVER Become President?

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?
Bill Moyers
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Tax Reform Should Begin With Making Polluters Pay

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?
Lois Gibbs
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During Resistance Recess, Join The Fight For Public Schools

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.
Jeff Bryant
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Democrats Shouldn’t Be Trying to Banish Tulsi Gabbard

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.
Robert Borosage
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Trump’s Budget: Feeding One Kid, Starving the Family

Trump just donated his pay to the Park Service. Well, that’s good. Great, really. But it’s not enough; an act of goodness directed at one child cannot feed an entire starving family.
Jill Richardson
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Our Fight for Health Care During Recess and Beyond

Republican leaders in Congress are still gunning for our health care; their radical plans for our economy leave them no choice. During Resistance Recess, we'll let lawmakers know we'll keep fighting so everyone gets the care the need.
Sarah Warner
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Did Trump Attack Syria for Personal Profit?

At any other time and under any other circumstances, a standing president turning a profit on a missile strike would be the scandal of the decade. With Donald Trump in the Oval Office, we call it Monday.
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