One of the big winners in the 2018 midterm elections you may not have heard about is education funding. This may come as news to you – because just as […]
Toxic environments, as evidenced by human exposure to dirty water or polluted air, are deadly for everyone. When the police shoot first and fill quotas, they are are also toxic. […]
Democrats now have a comfortable majority in the U.S. House. Can they use this to reach disenchanted non-voters? That all depends on their eagerness to think big and bold, and on their willingness to challenge the concentrated wealth and power that’s keeps things from changing.
America loves a party. So why not hold Saturday celebrations for mandated electors at American polling places? This is what happens in Australia, where turnout tops 91 percent and partygoers raise money for local schools and charities on their way to the polls.
“[W]e here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by […]
Until Tuesday, all but one of Iowa’s Representatives were Republicans - all men. Now Iowa will send three Democrats to Washington - and two are women. Both were elected with the help of Student Action, in a campaign completely run by Iowa students.
Those who speculated that the Democrats’ prospects in the midterm elections would only happen if they won big in the Midwest were prescient. Indeed, it’s hard to make the argument […]
Democrats can use their new leverage in Washington to expose how big money has used the Trump administration to rig the rules in ways that hurt working people, and show ways that in key areas - education, the environment, and criminal justice - there is an alternative.
In August, People’s Action held our first-ever Gender Justice Restorative Retreat. This initiative created a space for women and non-binary from all walks of life and all kinds of issue-based campaigns […]
There may be a mountain dividing Madison County from Raleigh, but these people can move mountains, and they will move mountains, to let their voices be heard.
Javier Adames is one of the many veterans all across the country who are volunteering to support progressive candidates in this election. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Adames lives […]
We want to own our power, claim our power and use it. And there are other women watching you take this leap, and fight this fight. They're looking at you, and saying, “Well, she's doing, it, I can maybe do this too!” When they see me, they’re like, “Why should I have to wait?”
A wave of bold women candidates are transforming politics in Pennsylvania: from Jess King, the Lancaster County Mennonite who’s running for Congress, to Kristin Seale in Harrisburg, Danielle Friel-Otten in […]
Nick Schutt is the real deal. He farms corn and beans in Hardin County, Iowa on 80 acres of land that have been in his family for three generations. Nick […]
Whether Democrats take back the House in the midterm elections may come down to races like the one in West Virginia’s third Congressional District. “Richard Ojeda has taken a district […]
My name is Kaleb Van Fosson, and I’m a student at Iowa State University in Ames. I’m a political science major, and an active member of Iowa Student Action. I’m […]
I will remember when I vote on November 6 that the only reason my brother is still alive is because Tom Wolf, the governor of the state where he is […]
“A change in education is Arizona’s No. 1 issue,” Garcia said in a televised debate. “It is my strength, it is Ducey’s weakness, and it’s going to be the difference.” (Photo: Victoria […]
Five days out from the midterm elections, here’s a final snapshot of People’s Action’s electoral program. With so much at stake in these elections, People’s Action and our member organizations […]
if voting didn’t matter, they wouldn’t work so hard to keep us from voting. If we decide to stand together, to make our voices heard, no one and nothing will stop us. Now let’s go cast this ballot.
It’s been a long road, but we’ve traveled it together. On the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined members of the New Jersey Organizing Project […]
It truly takes a village to create a hate crime, and it is clear that the suspect in Saturday's attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue got all of these messages loud and clear from right-wing media and candidates.
Trump’s tariff war hasn’t solved the trade deficit problem.
Local issues hold the key to many midterm elections, despite talk about how Trump is nationalizing these races and Democrats should do the same. Education tops the list in Wisconsin, where the incumbent governor Scott Walker, has slashed support for public schools.
We can imagine a world where everyone can live free, joyful lives, regardless of what they look like, where they came from, how they worship or whom they love.
In an effort to make the stakes clear in the upcoming vote on universal home care in Maine, supporters of Question 1 from across the state are posting dozens of […]
There’s so much at stake in November. Western Wisconsin is an area that voted for Obama twice, and then turned around and voted for Trump. It takes people like me who live there and have lived there my whole life to step forward and say, “That’s not who we are.”
Prior to Hurricane Sandy, I was a pretty introverted guy – still am. But we can put all our voices together and speak very loudly for what the Jersey Shore needs from its elected officials, now.
Hundreds of educators are running for office in this November’s midterm elections. This year’s Educator Spring brought teachers into the streets in massive protests that thrust education issues into electoral contests up and […]
Dear Mr. Bezos: You’re the richest man in the world, with a net worth of $160 billion according to Forbes. According to Time Magazine, in early 2018 you were earning $230,000 […]
As Maryland prepares to name a new governor on November 6, voters have a clear choice: Ben Jealous, the Democratic challenger, or Republican incumbent Larry Hogan. Jealous is the former […]
Something good is happening in the Gem State. Real good. You might not read it yet in headlines, but it’s happening – and real – everywhere from Boise to Idaho […]
44 million people in the US owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student debt, a total that grows larger every day. Students often choose between eating three meals a day, paying […]
Two meticulously sourced warnings about our shared global future have appeared over the past week.
If there’s one thing “EPA” doesn’t stand for, it’s Equal Protection for All. Too many communities of color, like North Birmingham, Alabama, are threatened by toxic chemicals in their soil […]
News about wealthy folks giving millions to education draw both praise and criticism. But two new reports by public education advocacy groups reveal the real impact rich people have on […]
Many Mainers, especially women newly engaged around the recent Supreme Court fight, are asking me what’s next, now that Brett Kavanaugh has been seated on the Supreme Court. My answer? […]
Is there anything left in GOP politics that doesn’t involve sex? If you ask Lindsey Graham, the “single, white male from South Carolina [who] will not shut up,” or Orrin […]
What if some communities no longer have public schools? That question, once unthinkable in America, may now be something policy leaders and lawmakers in at least one state may want […]
The fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court revealed truths that often stay unspoken in American life. The first is how many of us are touched by sexual […]