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.
As the House Budget Committee voted to make health care more expensive and less accessible for millions of Americans, activists gathered outside the hearing room to make sure Congress saw their opposition.
The House Republican health care plan unveiled Monday cuts taxes for the wealthy and corporations, gives consumers paltry tax credits to deal with rising costs, and will force many people to forgo needed care.
Trump's speech to Congress contained a level of racial exploitation and manipulation unprecedented in recent presidential history. It started with his very first words.
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.
Gov. Chris Christie's signing of a foreclosure relief bill that he had vetoed a version of last year was the culmination of work done by the People's Action affiliate New Jersey Organizing Project.
People's Action is collecting signatures on a petition, to be delivered to Disney's headquarters on Tuesday, designed to persuade Iger to follow the lead of Uber's CEO and leave the economic advisory council.
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.
People's Action has launched a petition to block the nomination of Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary, after hearing from hundreds of people who would be harmed by the health care law repeal Price favors.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Wednesday made sure that the Senate and the country was not distracted by the makeover that the attorney general nominee presented to the country this week.
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.
Eleven AIDS activists were arrested Thursday afternoon while staging a sit-in at the office of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. They were opposing plans to dismantle the health care programs that people living with HIV depend upon.
People's Action and other groups call for "uncompromising opposition" to Trump's attorney general pick. “Our question for members of the United States Senate is simple: do they support racism, or do they not?"
A racially-mixed neighborhood in Lancaster, Pa., contains many residents anxious to vote and in particular to record their rejection of the policies that Donald Trump would promote if he became president.
Here's one example of how progressives in states like Maine are working to heal the divisions of wedge politics practiced by Donald Trump and by far-right politicians across the nation.
Tuesday's vice-presidential debate offered moments of real contrast between the America that works for all promised by Democrat Hillary Clinton and the alt-right and tea-party policies of a Donald Trump administration.
Members of Michigan People's Campaign appeared during Donald Trump's visit to Flint, Michigan to demand he answer for specific instances of racial discrimination by him and his companies.
"Day of Action" events around the country will protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, while a petition drive calls for a broader halt to oil extraction.
The confrontation over the Dakota Access Pipeline challenges President Obama, the Democratic candidate who is seeking to succeed him, Hillary Clinton, and Congress to be clear whose side they are on.
A script prepared for Donald Trump for an interview about race with a Detroit pastor reveals his antipathy for even acknowledging the existence of systemic racism. The Movement for Black Lives agenda offers a contrast.
Trump is trying to have it both ways: Reassure his base that he is the same candidate who promised to kick out all 11 million undocumented immigrants while offering what sounds like more rational, realistic policy.
The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has provisions similar to the those in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that would allow multinationals to sue governments in a special trade court.
The Justice Department has issued a memo announcing that it would begin the process of "reducing – and ultimately ending – our use of privately operated prisons."
Here's how to play race politics to win white conservative votes: Feign sympathy for black people while vowing to keep them in their place and shut down their talk of systems of institutional racism.
A consequence of historic racial and wealth inequality, woven deeply into the fabric of our economic system and our politics, is largely absent from our political discussion in both political parties.
The newly formed People's Action takes up a challenge framed by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: to vote for the terrain that will give progressives the best opportunity to win long-term victories.
Rev. William Barber's speech at the closing night of the Democratic National Convention called on delegates to be "moral defibrillators" for a nation with a "heart problem." And he electrified the convention.
A group of Bernie Sanders delegates talk in Philadelphia about what they plan to do after the Democratic convention to "keep the Bern," building progressive power in their communities.
Using experiences that range from his first political convention in 1968 through his breakthrough 1988 presidential campaign, Rev. Jesse Jackson offers lessons in how to keep the Bernie Sanders "revolution" alive.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the last hours of accepting public comment on a rule that would require corporations to make public more information about their use of overseas tax havens.
Jim Zogby, a member of the Democratic Party platform committee, predicts in this Burning Issues video "another difficult four years" for Palestinians as a result of the platform's stance on Israel.
A merger of two food giants announced Thursday underscores why Sen. Elizabeth Warren has taken on a new crusade against corporate mergers and consolidations, and why that issue is in the Democratic Party platform.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announces changes to her college affordability plan that closely tracks a key component of the platform challenger Bernie Sanders put forward in his race for the Democratic nomination.
Financial legislation passed by Congress solidifies what one Puerto Rican leader calls an "experiment in extreme capitalism" – one that is already having extreme consequences on the people who live on the island.
The Democratic presidential nominee plays into a right-wing narrative of the economy that exalts so-called "job creators" but offers little if anything to the people doing those jobs.
The draft Democratic Party platform calls for what's often referred to as a "good jobs executive order" that would require federal contractors to provide a "living wage, good benefits, and the opportunity to form a union."
Michael Lastoria has made his &pizza restaurant chain a champion of the $15 minimum wage, and has made one of his restaurants the site for the signing of a historic $15 minimum wage law in Washington, D.C.
An estimated 3,000 people left the People's Summit in Chicago Sunday with a commitment to turn Bernie Sander's presidential campaign into a permanent independent movement for justice and equality.
Continuing Sen. Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" is the focus of a weekend People's Summit that is bringing to Chicago an estimated 3,000 progressive leaders and grassroots activists.
More than 150 of the nation's leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations have endorsed a new Department of Labor rule that would give lower-wage workers the overtime they deserve for working more than 40 hours a week.