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. – Six people were arrested here today, protesting Sen. Mitch McConnell’s efforts to undermine health care for everyone in America. Those arrested included four leaders with United Vision for Idaho, one from Rights and Democracy in Vermont and one from Jane Addams Senior Caucus in Illinois.

They were in the hallway outside McConnell’s office with about 75 other members of the People’s Action network, chanting and sharing their health care stories. McConnell is Senate Majority Leader.

Those arrested were: Nimi Sandhu, Cal Whedbee, Angela Housley and Adrienne Evans of Idaho; Mary Gerisch of Vermont, and Sameena Mustafa of Illinois.

People’s Action is one of the largest and the fastest growing people’s organizations in the country, with 48 member organizations in 32 states, including Idaho and more than a million grassroots leaders.

Nearly a thousand multiracial, progressive activists from throughout the country are in D.C. this week as part of the People’s Action #PeoplesWave convention.

Much of the three-day #PeoplesWave was live-streamed.

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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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