Proponents of school choice claim it's not about results. Choice is for choice's sake, they say. But choices parents make about their children's education don’t just affect their children; they affect us all.
Paul Ryan, Tom Price and other Republican Party leaders resort to lying about the facts of the health care repeal they hope to drive through the Senate. That's because the facts of this repeal are simply repugnant, and morally indefensible.
Language President Trump attached to his recent signing of the omnibus spending bill that just passed Congress targets federal programs that serve American Indians, Alaska Natives, as well as those that fund historically black colleges.
When people feel powerless - locked out of decision-making, bypassed by real governance - they turn to protest. a new wave of laws seeks to curb protest across the country, but they are bound to fail as people rise up together.
No, there’s no caring in the GOP health legislation. It’s all politics. They promised for seven years to repeal Obamacare. Now that they control all branches of government, they’re intent on doing just that, no matter who they hurt.
Citizens everywhere are asking hard questions to the 217 Republicans who voted in Congress to repeal Obamacare. People's Action's Julie Chinitz offers tips on how to talk with friends, family and our leaders about why healthcare matters.
Trump's proposed tax changes will lead to very creative tax planning at best, and outright evasion at worst, while prompting more companies to adopt deceptive business structures to gain huge benefits.
Neoliberal Emmanuel Macron has defeated neofascist Marine Le Pen to become France's next president. That's good news, but neoliberalism is part of what has fueled Le Pen's rise, so it's too early to break out the Beaujolais.
U.S. Presidents have often leaned on government contractors to change the way they operate, as a condition to receiving tax dollars. On day one, Trump could have saved thousands of U.S. jobs. He didn't.
The Progressive Caucus frames its budget around the central challenge of our time: how to make this economy work for working people, and redress the savage inequality that is undermining our democracy. It offers us a strategy to get there.
Ten: that’s how many people will die every year so Republicans can give the 400 richest people in America yet another multi-million-dollar tax break. All in all, hundreds of thousands could die over the next ten years.
Former Washington insiders with long memories, like Sen. Bill Bradley, love to lament the fading of the bipartisan spirit. They ought to be lamenting the fading of the equality they so lamely defended.
Trump and DeVos have put Democratic charter school advocates in a bind. Dems are trying to differentiate themselves with misleading claims about how the charter industry works, as in David Leonhardt's recent New York Times op-ed.
A recent poll finds a record number of Americans say that the government should do more — not less — to solve the nation's problems. That's the highest it's been since the question was first asked, and we should all take note.
Why would protesters show up at the Heritage Foundation to call them out for supporting policies that slash and privatize critical government programs for low-income and working-class people? That's what seems to perplex them.
New Jersey, still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, faces a double whammy as Republicans plan to toss people off Medicaid, jack up costs for people who are older and poorer, and rip up protections for people with preexisting conditions.
The conservative group America Rising is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she tours the country in support of her new book. Why? Their billionaire backers might lose cushy tax breaks and regulatory favors under the policies she supports.
Trump's tax plan richly rewards captains of industry and real estate, like himself. But the middle class, not so fast. The poor, not at all. Someone needs to tell Trump that tycoons sporting navy golf polos aren’t blue-collar workers.
The Build Schools, Not Walls campaign kicked off this week in unison with the massive May 1st actions for worker and immigrant rights. The theme: Instead of separating families and building walls, we must invest in our schools.
The Resistance needs to develop a memory of how past generations confronted reactionary threats to democracy. We should do so to remind us how a progressive President and people launched a revolution and started making America truly great.
Congress has a spending plan that rejects many of President Trump’s priorities. It also includes more money for federal Indian programs. But remember: it’s only enough money to fund government operations through the end of September.
Ebullient crowds took to the streets of Washington, D.C. and other communities across the country to send a strong message to the White House that climate change is a real and growing threat, and the time to act is now.
Republicans are proposing a huge cut in corporate tax rates. They are also proposing to let giant, multinational corporations keep much of the taxes they already owe on profits they are keeping in "offshore" tax havens. Who benefits?
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.
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.