Introduction to Deep Canvassing: The Proven Method to Change Hearts and Minds Are you an organizer, community leader, or just someone looking to engage with your community around deeply polarizing issues? Learn how to have compassionate, non-judgmental conversations across lines of difference with this powerful technique.

Our greatest strength

Is one another.

We are investing in our most precious resources: the capacity and leadership of all people, and our ability to connect across race, place, origin and belief so we can rise together.
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We face a triple crisis

People in the United States and around the world face a triple crisis. Authoritarianism threatens democracy. The climate crisis threatens to displace millions from their homes. And there is a decline of civil society resulting from disconnection and despair.

Devastating Climate Crisis

Our planet is on fire. Unless we act now to curb climate change and end our dependence on fossil fuels, the future will not sustain life.

The Rise of Authoritarianism

Around the world, authoritarian leaders stoke conflicts and blame minorities and those who seek refuge for social problems.

Social Isolation

Civil society is weakening as people feel increasingly isolated and lose hope in the power of democracy to improve their lives.

The Organizing Revival is here!

The tools we need to rebuild our communities and defeat authoritarianism are here: the Organizing Revival is our call to share the best practices of relational, power-building community organizing to create a vibrant, multiracial democracy that works for all of us.

About Us

Over five decades, People’s Action Institute and our affiliates have fought for reforms that recognize poor and working people’s dignity and make material and political improvements to millions of lives. 

Nine grassroots organizing networks came together in 2016 to form a powerful national organization with more than a million members to fight for our communities and win. Our focus is now on expanding and deepening community organizing so we can build lasting power across the country. 

We must invest in our most precious resources: the capacity and leadership of our people and their ability to truly connect to one another. 

How we fight

These are our topline projects and campaigns that relate directly to how we drive the change we aim for. Check them out.

How we fight

People’s Action Institute organizes around the issues that matter most to our members. Here are some of our priorities.

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The Antidote to Authoritarianism

How can we build a multiracial and pluralistic democracy with an inclusive economy to defeat the rise of authoritarianism? This question is front and center for People’s Action Institute and our allies. As experienced organizers dedicated to building power among those long denied it, we know firsthand that transformation happens from the ground up.

How we win

To build a diverse and inclusive democracy that reflects the voices of all, we emphasize community-driven, power-building initiatives. The Organizing Revival is our effort to strengthen the movement for social justice with the best practices of community organizing so we can build a multiracial democracy that works for all of us, combat authoritarian overreach, and find solutions to the crises we face.

Leadership Pipeline & 
Building a bigger “we”
Shared Framework & Power Analysis
Movement Infrastructure
Landscape Shifts
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