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.

Contact: Johanna Kichton,, 202.660.0605

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by People’s Action Senior Strategist Mehrdad Azemun in response to the Senate Parliamentarian ruling that reconciliation couldn’t be used to provide a pathway to citizenship:

“The Senate must pass legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, TPS holders, and frontline workers. That’s what we sent senators to Washington to do, and a ruling by an unelected parliamentarian does not get them off the hook. This ruling is upsetting and wrong, but it won’t deter us. Most Americans support a pathway to citizenship, and immigrants need and deserve it. The resilience of DREAMers, TPS holders, and frontline workers should embolden Democrats to finish this fight and deliver what the people want.”


People’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations in 30 states, united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. People’s Action and its member organizations coordinated one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas this past election season.

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About People’s Action Institute

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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