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People's Action · [email protected]
February 16, 2021 at 6:04 PM

Progressive Breakfast: A Letter To A Young Organizer

view in browser MORNING MESSAGE George Goehl A Letter to a Young Organizer There’s no getting around it. Organizing is hard. But the context you are organizing in right now? It’s a whole different thing. You feel the weight of a country coming apart at the seams.…
Catherine Curran-Groome, People’s Action · [email protected]
December 14, 2020 at 7:34 PM

TONIGHT: Learning to talk about about race and class

Join this exclusive 2-hour training with the top race and class trainers in the country for an introduction to the Race Class Narrative Dear John: All too often, people talking about politics separate racial justice and economic empowerment — remaining silent about the form…
Aija Nemer-Aanerud, People's Action · [email protected]
December 12, 2020 at 7:47 PM

Help us take down the biggest barrier to Medicare for All

McConnell is the biggest foe of Medicare for All Dear John: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has sworn never to let Medicare for All come to a vote in the Senate. “Not as long as I'm majority leader,” he says. Later this month, we have a chance to make sure that Mitc…
Sondra Youdelman, People's Action · [email protected]
December 10, 2020 at 8:41 PM

Relief bill includes NO checks - tell Congress we need them!

We just got a terrible jobs report, with a massive number of people who just submitted first-time unemployment claims. Tell Congress: We need cash relief to survive this crisis! Dear John: We just got a terrible jobs report, with a massive number of people who just submitted…
Sondra Youdelman, People's Action · [email protected]
December 8, 2020 at 4:07 PM

We need a People’s Bailout, not corporate giveaways

Time is running out for millions of families facing hunger, eviction, and health crises. Join us tonight as we demand real relief for people, not giveaways to corporations. Dear John: We need a People’s Bailout now more than ever. According to the Census Bureau, one-third of…
Catherine Curran-Groome, People's Action · [email protected]
December 3, 2020 at 9:59 PM

Winning in Georgia and beyond

Help us break Mitch McConnell’s death grip on the federal government. Dear John: The runoff races in Georgia are our last chance this cycle to break Mitch McConnell’s death grip on the federal government. If Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win their races against two corr…
Sondra Youdelman, People's Action · [email protected]
December 2, 2020 at 3:16 PM

Tell your senators: Relief can’t wait

In the richest country on Earth, these numbers are a disgrace. Dear John: People across the country need help NOW to survive the COVID-19 crisis. Congress provided $1,200 checks on March 26. That was 251 days ago–less than five dollars a day to survive the worst economic dis…
Sondra Youdelman, People's Action · [email protected]
November 27, 2020 at 2:16 PM

Tell Biden to keep Rahm Emanuel out of his administration

As mayor, Emanuel stood with Chicago police after they shot a Black child, Laquan McDonald, 16 times in the back. Dear John: No one with a record like that of former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel should have any place on Biden’s team. But, media reports indicate that the presiden…
Shawn Sebastian, People's Action · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 10:23 PM

Tell Biden: No defenders of corporate ag as USDA Secretary

Heitkamp’s biggest donors sit in the executive suites of the corporations who hurt everyday people the most. Dear John: Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is campaigning to be Biden’s pick for the top post at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but her appointment would be a big win…
People's Action · [email protected]
November 16, 2020 at 9:43 PM

Ilhan Omar, Naomi Klein, Abdul El-Sayed, Nithya Raman, and YOU

Let's turn our momentum into real victories in the first 100 days of the new administration. Dear John: The voters decided, Trump is on his way out, and that’s largely thanks to People’s Action members like you. Together, we made more than 8 million calls to swing state voter…
George Goehl, People's Action · [email protected]
November 7, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Donald Trump is done. And YOU made that happen.

We just ran the largest deep canvass program in the history of American politics, an effort that included real, meaningful conversations with nearly 300,000 voters in battleground states. Dear John: We just ran the largest deep canvass program in the history of American polit…
Shawn Sebastian, People's Action · [email protected]
November 6, 2020 at 11:02 PM

Voters decided–now let's celebrate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been elected. Dear John, The voters have spoken. The overwhelming majority of our country has chosen Joe Biden and Kamala Harris–with a total vote margin of 4 million and growing–and they’ve now achieved over 270 votes in the Electoral Colleg…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
November 5, 2020 at 9:23 PM

Let us express our gratitude

With almost 50 million attempts to reach voters in and more than 250,000 deep canvass conversations in battleground states, you helped create the margin of victory. Dear John: On Election Day and the days leading up to it, a historic number of people turned out to vote to de…
Ryan Greenwood, People's Action · [email protected]
November 4, 2020 at 10:34 PM

You did the work to deliver a win

People’s Action’s work–your work–was essential to Biden’s expected win. Dear John: This election season, Americans across race, place of origin, and ZIP code turned out in record numbers to stand together. Because of that, the numbers coming out of battleground states right n…
Ryan Greenwood, People's Action · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 7:23 PM

The plan for what’s next

We hope you’ll join People’s Action members from across the country for a special Election Night livestream event to learn how things look on the ground in the final moments of the election. Dear John: Today is Election Day! If you’ve not yet voted, now’s the time to find you…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 10:30 PM

The magic of what we’ve built together.

This is one of your last chances to share the magic of what we’ve built together. Dear John: I just want to take a moment to honor what we’ve built together. As of this morning, we’ve made: More than 43 million attempts to reach voters, Including 35 million texts, and …
George Goehl, People's Action · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 6:23 PM

N.C. cops pepper sprayed our members–at a voting rights rally.

This political violence took place two blocks away from an early voting location. Dear John: We want to share some heavy news: Yesterday, People’s Action members with our local member organization Down Home North Carolina were supporting a multiracial voting rights rally whe…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 10:02 PM

Putting numbers on the board

As of this morning, we’ve racked up 7.6 million calls to reach voters in battleground states, and we want to hit 8 million before the weekend is over. Dear John: Big news: As of this morning, we’ve racked up 7.6 million calls to reach voters in battleground states, and we want t…
George Goehl, People's Action · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 1:43 AM

2020: The year we went deep

As the final weekend of this election kicks off, I wanted to take a moment to thank you and reflect on what we’ve done together. Dear John: When we look back on 2020 at People’s Action, we’re going to remember this year as the year our Movement Politics program went deep. As …
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 12:26 AM

Here we go.

We’ve got a big goal for this weekend: 500,000 calls into battleground states. Dear John: With only four days left in this election, it’s time to give it everything we’ve got. That’s why we are kicking off a final deep canvass phone-a-thon to get out the vote! We’ve got a big g…
Shawn Sebastian, People's Action · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 8:34 PM

Count every vote–and protect the results of the election

Trump knows he is losing this election, so he’s doing what losers do: lying, cheating and trying to pick and choose who can vote and how votes will be counted. Dear John, Trump knows he is losing this election, so he’s doing what losers do: lying, cheating and trying to pick …
Ryan Greenwood, People's Action · [email protected]
October 28, 2020 at 6:44 PM

Texting is our secret weapon. Help us keep them going in these final days!

We’ve had so many people join in such a short time that our costs for sending texts are also exploding. Dear John: Our national texting program is attracting a HUGE number of volunteers: almost 10,000 people and growing every day. We’ve made a mind-boggling 26 million attempts…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 8:48 PM

TONIGHT: AOC, Bernie, State Sen. Robert Peters, and VIC MENSA!

Tonight’s event kicks off the final seven days of activism to defeat Trump and heal America. Dear John: It’s finally here: the final week of the election. Join us tonight to start it off right with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and State Sen. Robert Pete…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 7:47 PM

Join Rep. Ro Khanna to make calls to Wisconsin!

Tonight, we’ll be joined by one of our progressive champions in Congress, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna. Dear John: This is an all-hands-on-deck moment: RealClearPolitics is reporting that Trump is starting to gain support in key battleground states. We can’t let him pick up momentum–y…
Connie Huynh, People's Action · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 5:34 PM

NO REGRETS: Contact your Senator now!

Our democracy is at stake, and this confirmation could have big implications for millions of people. Dear John: Donald Trump and his allies in Congress put the entire nation at great risk so that corporations could profit from the pandemic, and they know that they have faile…
George Goehl, People's Action · [email protected]
October 25, 2020 at 7:03 PM

“We’re not going to control the pandemic.”

Other countries have controlled their pandemic, but Trump’s team is too incompetent and too lazy to even try. What a disgrace. Dear John: Trump wants to give up on controlling the spread of COVID-19. We’ve just had the worst two days of new cases so far, and here’s what Trump…
George Goehl, People's Action · [email protected]
October 23, 2020 at 12:39 AM

The best way to respond to Trump’s lies tonight

We have a prediction for tonight’s debate: Trump’s gonna lie and make a scene. Dear John: We have a prediction for tonight’s debate: Trump’s gonna lie and make a scene. The best response to Trump’s ridiculous debate performance is to make sure people in battleground states …
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 10:21 PM

Bringing a Gundam to a phone bank

If you’ve never made calls with us before, don’t worry! Dear John: Tomorrow night, we’re bringing the fire to our phone bank with Rep. Ilhan Omar and Senior Advisor to Care in Action, Ai-Jen Poo. They’ll talk to us about the stakes in this election for the multiracial workin…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 1:35 AM

Join Naomi Klein and Pennsylvania Stands Up for a deep canvass to defeat Trump!

This is a critical moment in the race. Dear John: Tomorrow night, join author and activist Naomi Klein to make calls into Pennsylvania! Klein made the stakes really clear when she said this regarding the COVID crisis and 2020: “We either lose a whole lot of ground, get flee…
George Goehl, People's Action · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 11:03 PM

Help us counter Trump in Pennsylvania with our new ad

“What about us, the average working people who pay our taxes? The big guys get to walk away with the millions, while the little guy sits back and sweats.” Dear John: Trump is in Pennsylvania today, trying to lock down the battleground state, but we’ve got a powerful new ad r…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 1:05 AM

Next Tues.: AOC, Bernie, State Sen. Robert Peters, and VIC MENSA!

This is it. Together, we’ve made more than 26 million attempts to contact voters in battleground states. And it all comes down to the next few days. Dear John: One year ago today, at the huge “Bernie’s Back” rally in New York City, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Bern…
Connie Huynh, People's Action · [email protected]
October 19, 2020 at 6:42 PM

Do you want to be a COVID medical experiment?

We need a vaccine that is free to everyone in the U.S., that works, and that is provided free to everyone. And it’s clear that we’re not going to get it unless we unite to demand it. Dear John: We are human beings. Full of joy, emotions, spirit, creativity, with much to offe…
George Goehl, People's Action · [email protected]
October 18, 2020 at 8:14 PM

Learning how to listen

Something profound happens between the two people having a deep canvass conversation. Dear John: There’s been growing interest in People’s Action’s deep canvassing work. We’ve had thousands of volunteers sign up since Rolling Stone ran this piece about our work. Many sign u…
Adiel Pollydore, People's Action · [email protected]
October 15, 2020 at 10:08 PM

What You Can Do Right Now To Defend Voting Rights

What are you forgetting, Amy Coney Barrett? Dear John: President Trump wants the Supreme Court to give him four more years. And he wants Justice Amy Coney Barrett to cast his deciding vote. He’s told us so. That’s why he wants Senate Republicans to rush Barrett into ou…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 15, 2020 at 6:22 PM

TONIGHT: Senator Nina Turner joins our phone bank

Our phone banks are something special: We use a special deep canvassing method that’s shown to be 102 times more effective than typical presidential persuasion methods. Dear John: Tonight, Sen. Nina Turner is joining us for our phone bank to make calls into Michigan, and you’…
Connie Huynh, People's Action · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 11:27 PM

Why are they holding a Senate hearing when they’re not even listening?

U.S. Senators should be listening to the millions of Americans who have been calling for relief in this pandemic for months. Dear friend: U.S. Senators should be listening to the millions of Americans who have been calling for relief in this pandemic for months. Instead, they…
Ryan Greenwood, People's Action · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 1:57 PM

DEADLINE: Register to vote and get your mail-in ballot!

Voting by mail keeps you healthy and safe while making sure your voice is heard in this election. Dear John: Washington, D.C.’s deadline for online voter registration is TODAY, and it’s the perfect time to check your registration and request a mail-in ballot. Voting by mai…
Connie Huynh, People's Action · [email protected]
October 12, 2020 at 9:13 PM

Get trained to win Medicare for All support in your community

Now is the time to build Medicare for All support locally John: The pain from the pandemic is being felt at the local level, in our communities and in our households. There is no better time to support our communities by building support for the thing we all need in this pand…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 12, 2020 at 7:05 PM

TODAY: A special Indigenous People’s Day phone bank

Dear John: Today is Indigenous People’s Day, and the People’s Action family is coming together for a special deep canvass phone bank and training to mark the day. During this evening’s phone bank, we’ll make calls to elect Tricia Zunker to Congress in Wisconsin’s 7th Congress…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 10, 2020 at 11:13 PM

Let’s make Lindsey Graham’s worst fear come true

Bernie Sanders could become chairman of the Budget Committee. Dear John: Lindsey Graham just tweeted about the stakes in 2020, and for once we agree with him: If Republicans keep control of the Senate, Graham could become Budget Committee chairman. But if Democrats win, Bern…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 8:29 PM

Deep canvass tonight with Keith Ellison!

Tonight, Keith Ellison will join us for our phone bank as we make calls into the critical battleground state of Minnesota! Dear John: Tonight, Keith Ellison will join us for our phone bank as we make calls into the critical battleground state of Minnesota. R.S.V.P. now! …
George Goehl, People's Action · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 4:48 PM

Help us run this ad in rural Iowa!

We’re ready to launch a television ad in rural Iowa to help beat Trump in a battleground state! Dear John: Big news: We’re working with our local members at Iowa CCI Action Fund to launch a second television ad–this time in rural Iowa–to beat Trump in a battleground state! Don…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Deep canvass tonight with Heather McGhee!

Tonight, Heather McGhee is going to join us for our phone bank as we make calls into the critical battleground state of Michigan. Dear John: Four years ago, Heather McGhee fielded a surprising call live on C-SPAN. A man from South Carolina called in and admitted he was prej…
Sondra Youdelman, People's Action · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 4:28 PM

STOP THE NOMINATION: National Call-In Day to Let the People to Decide

While Trump is signalling he's open to passing COVID-19 relief, we need to act. Dear John: What a week, huh? Not sure even what to say about the past few days. Trump cut off relief talks, but then announced he would approve certain relief proposals. It's maddening, but while …
Sondra Youdelman, People's Action · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 4:27 PM

Our Choice Is Clear: Make It Now

We can win this, but only with your help right now Dear John: During last night’s debate, a fly landed on Vice President Pence’s head. It stayed there for over two minutes.Why? Maybe it smelled the lies coming from Pence, who backs Trump in every lie to the American peop…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 11:44 PM

Your calls can defeat Trump and heal America

We’ve got some big names joining us for some phone banks this week, starting Wednesday night with Eric Ward, executive director of the Western States Center. Can you join us? Dear John: We’ve got some big names joining us for some phone banks this week, starting Wednesday ni…
Connie Huynh, People's Action · [email protected]
October 3, 2020 at 12:01 AM

The Senate is remodeling the kitchen while our house is on fire

The U.S. Senate needs some serious help with setting its priorities. Your Senators need to hear from you now.​ Dear John: The U.S. Senate needs some serious help with setting its priorities. Your senators need to hear from you now. We are seven months into the pandemic. More…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 2, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Nithya Raman needs your help

We’ve got a big opportunity to pick up a crucial down-ballot race in Los Angeles in November, and we need your help to do it Dear John: We’ve got a big opportunity to pick up a crucial down-ballot race in Los Angeles in November, and we need your help to do it. Join us on Sund…
Sondra Youdelman, People's Action · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 3:18 PM

When Trump Lies, People Die

We need your help right now to defeat Trump Dear John: We all saw it. In Tuesday’s debate, Trump lied, threw insults, then lied some more. He acted more like a mob boss than a President. And he refused to denounce white supremacy or admit climate change is real. CONT…
Brooke Adams, People's Action · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 1:16 PM

33 days to make a difference in this election. Here’s how.

Here's the way we can win in battleground states Dear John: There are only 33 days until Election Day–and every day between now and then is a chance to make a difference in the fight to beat Trump. Every night this week, we’re calling voters in battleground states. Every phon…