People Power is a project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
People Power was created to oppose President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, as well as promote a series of other left-of-center ideological issues, including LGBT rights, police surveillance and abortion rights.
As of July 2018, People Power’s “grassroots army” has a membership count of roughly 1.84 million. People Power brings ACLU campaigns to cities and towns in order to change and resist policy from the ground up. “
Freedom Cities” advocates for LGBT right, closing the wage gap, police reform and fair housing.
“Let People Vote,” another initiative, calls for left-wing election reform, an end to “voter suppression” and electoral gerrymandering, as well as “voter restoration policies” for ex-convicts.
Faiz Shakir became the national political director for the ACLU in early 2017, and oversees the operation of People Power. Previously, Shakir was vice president of the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, and served as senior adviser to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and former Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada).
People Power has also hired former Obama Administration and Bernie Sanders campaign staffers.