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Tribal Sovereignty And The Struggle For Democracy In 2020

Tribal Sovereignty And The Struggle For Democracy In 2020

Judith LeBlanc, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance (NOA), helped organize the recent Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux, City, Iowa. This was the first-ever presidential forum convened by Native communities. She sat down with Organizing...

The People’s Forum: Presidential Candidates Fresh, Not Fried

The People’s Forum: Presidential Candidates Fresh, Not Fried

"We are a force that our land and our people desperately need.” With these words, Barb Kalbach – registered nurse, fourth-generation family farmer and board chair of Iowa CCI Action – opened the Iowa People’s Presidential Forum in Des Moines this Saturday. She was...

Can Business Put People Before Profits?

Can Business Put People Before Profits?

Jamie Dimon and friends. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons / Financial Times / cc Gordon Gekko found religion last week. Gekko, the lead in the 1987 movie “Wall Street” about capitalism gone corruptly amok, is most famous for his phrase: “greed is good.” Last Monday,...

Trump’s Reelection Strategy: Pit Us Against Each Other

Trump’s Reelection Strategy: Pit Us Against Each Other

You would think after a white nationalist murdered 22 people and injured dozens more in El Paso, Donald Trump would lay off the hate, even just for a moment. Apparently he’s not capable. Or not willing. Whether it’s immigration raids, cutbacks on legal immigration, or...

Organizing From The Inside

Organizing From The Inside

We all want a new President – but at People’s Action, we know it will take a lot more than one candidate at the top to turn this country around. That’s why we’re recruiting and training more than 500 grassroots community leaders to run for elected office at every...

We Win When We Are Genuine

We Win When We Are Genuine

We all want a new President – but at People’s Action, we know it will take a lot more than one candidate at the top to turn this country around. That’s why we’re recruiting and training more than 500 grassroots community leaders to run for elected office at every...

Sowing Seeds Of Democratic Unity

Sowing Seeds Of Democratic Unity

Photo credit: office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi There’s nothing like the intervention of a true racist to provide a sense of proportion. The public dispute between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the group of four young, electric, progressive female legislators of...

What Did You Do And Say Before You Ran For President?

What Did You Do And Say Before You Ran For President?

Photo credit: CNN Politics / screenshot Watching presidential candidates spar onstage in their last debate, I shared some of Senator Cory Booker’s frustration. Booker lost his cool when former Vice President Joe Biden tried to paint himself as a criminal justice...

Your Voice Is Valuable

Your Voice Is Valuable

We all want a new President - but at People’s Action, we know it will take a lot more than one candidate at the top to turn this country around. That’s why we’re recruiting and training more than 500 grassroots community leaders to run for elected office at every...

Co-Governing In Policy: Where The Rubber Meets The Road

Co-Governing In Policy: Where The Rubber Meets The Road

People’s Action and its member groups have boldly moved into electoral politics, successfully electing our own members and candidates who share our values to office. We’ve done this by building training pipelines and strategies that have proven effective to elect...

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