Lifelong Wage Warrior Larry Mishel Takes On Trump’s Tax Scam

The issue of stagnant working-class wages, which outgoing EPI President Larry Mishel has worked so hard to make prominent, is being co-opted to sell GOP tax cuts that will primarily benefit the wealthy. Even so, he counts this as progress.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Grassroots Won Alabama’s Senate Race

Doug Jones's victory in Alabama belongs to the voters, who rose up from the grassroots in a new movement to restore voting rights and met the challenge of keeping a homophobe, racist and accused pedophile out of the U.S. Senate.
Isaiah J. Poole
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We Have A Housing Emergency. Here’s How We Face It

Homelessness is on the rise, and the GOP's tax and budget plans will make the housing crisis worse. A People's Hearing on Housing with Congress members in Washington, DC highlighted these problems and solutions that match their scale.
Isaiah J. Poole
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A Newly Elected Democratic Socialist On How to Win in Trump Country

“If we talk to people on issues in a universal way, we are going to get their vote.” That's how Pleasant Hill, Iowa's newest city councilperson, socialist Ross Grooters, says he won his seat, and how he thinks others can run and win, too.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Trumpism Trounced In Tuesday’s Elections

Winners include bold progressives and a voter-led push to expand Medicaid in a state led by a Trump-like governor. Defeated was a gubernatorial candidate who spent millions on fear-mongering and race-baiting. So who's the biggest loser?
Isaiah J. Poole
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Nine Reasons To Stop The GOP’s Giant Tax Gift Bucket

Americans for Tax Fairness has just published "Nine Terrible Things About the Republican Tax Plan." All are good reasons for you should get on the phone with your member of Congress and tell them to vote against this travesty of a tax bill.
Isaiah J. Poole

Call Congress Now to Stop Trump’s Giant Tax Giveaway

People's Action joins a broad coalition asking everyone to call 877-795-7862 NOW and tell your Members of Congress to vote against the Republicans' tax cut plan, which offers huge windfalls to corporations and the rich at our expense.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Destruction Left By Hurricane Trump

The Trump presidency, like a monster hurricane, is doing unprecedented damage to our democracy and to our progress toward being a nation that is more equitable and fair.
Isaiah J. Poole

As Trump Hits a New Low, Here’s How We Go High

Donald Trump has unapologetically poured fuel on the fires of racial hate. What this moment calls for is a resistance that is as morally principled and politically strategic as it is fierce.
Isaiah J. Poole

On the Road From Protest to Power: A Rising Tide

Is the anti-Trump resistance evolving into a movement that produces leaders with a mandate to govern with a progressive, grassroots-based agenda? We are seeing evidence that the answer will be a resounding "yes."
Isaiah J. Poole

Get Back Your Right To Take Your Bank To Court

The Trump administration wants to keep you from joining others to challenge wrong or unfair charges to your bank and credit-card accounts. Now's the time to stand up, and here's how you can join the fight to defend this right.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Time Is Now to Stand Up for the CFPB

The Los Angeles City Attorney says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was key to holding Wells Fargo accountable during the bank's massive fake accounts scandal. Now is the time to stand up to the GOP's assault against the agency.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Trump Infrastructure Plan Won’t Bridge the Nation’s Job Gap

A new People's Action Institute report on the nation's "job gap" explains why if the goals are good jobs, boosting communities left behind by the economic recovery and slowing climate change, the Trump infrastructure plan is wrong.
Isaiah J. Poole

As the Trump Train Derails, We Must Keep Up the Pressure

Trump’s fake economic populism is laying the groundwork for greater corporate control over our lives and replacing the war on poverty with a war on the poor. We must keep up the pressure.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Catastrophic Oil Spill in Trump’s Cabinet

With the nomination of Exxon-Mobil's CEO and an Energy Transfer Partners board member to Cabinet posts, Donald Trump has added to the swamp he pledged to clean two corporate alligators who will put the planet in peril.
Isaiah J. Poole
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