Organizer Boot Camp: How to Build a Base and Move Into Action This intensive, three-month training moves through the core organizing concepts of power, self-interest, and one-to-one relational meetings, and teaches you how to make propositions, hold effective meetings and create a powerful team. Materials and sessions are in English and Spanish.

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action today released the following statement from Executive Director Sulma Arias in response to the debt ceiling deal passed by Congress to end Republican hostage-taking during negotiations:

“We are fighting for stronger, healthier communities in which everyone has what they need to thrive, regardless of race, ZIP code, or background. We will not forget that Speaker McCarthy manufactured this debt ceiling crisis to reward corporate lobbyists for the fossil fuel industry and to drive the same old cruel, greed-driven agenda: putting corporate profits and fossil fuel companies over the wellbeing of our communities.

“Senator Manchin’s giveaways to polluting fossil fuel companies in this deal will damage the health and safety of poor and working people in the paths of these projects. And they will contribute to the climate crisis and make us all less safe. It’s well past time for President Biden and Congress to stop backing harmful fossil fuel projects. 

“We will remember this next November and will elect candidates who will fight for us, not greedy corporations.” 

2 June 2023
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People’s Action builds the power of poor and working people in urban, rural, and suburban areas to win change through issue fights and elections. We are a national network of 40 state and local grassroots power-building organizations in 29 states–united in the work of building a bigger “we.”

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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. Our victories include the Community Reinvestment Act, Superfund, the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act and the MAT Act.

We engage in issue campaigns, public education and training to advance a long-term agenda for racial, economic and gender justice. Our focus now is on deepening community organizing so we can build lasting power across the country. 

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