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People Demanding Action

Website:

www.peopledemandingaction.org/

Location:

Ruther Glen, VA

Founder:

Andrea Miller

Formation:

2014

People Demanding Action is a left-of-center network of activists that focused on economic issues, climate change, voting rights, and left-progressive social policy with an aim to securing liberal victories in elections. [1] It is a political network that protects left-leaning progressive social and economic programs while attempting to build political power. [2]

People Demanding Action is the civic arm and sister organization to Progressive Democrats of America, a left-leaning political action committee (PAC) founded in 2004 that works within the Democratic party and through outside movements, focusing on ending wars, enacting left-liberal voting policies, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, enacting government-run healthcare, and supporting left-wing racial and social policies by endorsing staunchly left-progressive Democratic candidates. [3] When filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the organization’s name is “Progressive Vote AKA Progressive Democrats of America.” [4]

All donations made to People Demanding Action are not tax deductible. The organization does not endorse candidates (whereas its sister organization does), but it does lobby on legislation. [5]

Campaigns

The organization has a variety of left-progressive issue campaigns. The campaigns are: expand and protect Social Security, the federal budget (providing an alternative federal budget plan), stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership, end mass criminalization, zero climate emissions, Equal Rights Amendment, let me vote – count my vote, stop global warming, economic and social justice, end corporate rule, healthcare human right, and end wars and occupations. [6]

Mail-in Voting Petition

Women’s March created a petition supporting expanded mail-in voting for the November 2020 elections. The group has distributed its petition across the internet on various websites to gain more signatures and attention. [7] [8] People Demanding Action is one of the 26 left-progressive organizations listed among the various groups. [9]

Online Presence

People Demanding Action uses its Twitter[10] page to promote an online publication where it compiles left-leaning progressive news articles from other media organizations called the People Demand Action Daily. [11] The online publication is connected to Twitter and the People Demand Action Daily “publishes” articles on its online newspaper other Twitter users have shared. The articles that are “published” are ideologically left-progressive and support the Democratic Party and its beliefs. [12]

Leadership

Andrea Miller is the co-executive director and information technology director[13] of People Demanding Action; however, on her personal LinkedIn page she lists herself as the group’s founder. [14] Prior to starting People Demanding Action, she worked for Progressive Democrats of America for nearly five years. She was the Democratic nominee for the House of Representatives in Virginia’s 4th district in 2008, where she was endorsed by the Progressive Democrats of America, California Nurses Association labor union, and the Sierra Club. Miller was part of then-left-wing U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich’s (D-OH) Presidential campaign and prior to that was MoveOn’s regional coordinator for the central, southwest, and Hampton Roads areas of Virginia and West Virginia. [15]

References

  1. About – Vision Statement. People Demanding Action. Accessed May 1, 2020. http://69.175.80.59/about/mission ^
  2. About – Vision Statement. People Demanding Action. Accessed May 1, 2020. http://69.175.80.59/about/mission ^
  3. Home. Progressive Democrats of America. Accessed May 1, 2020. https://pda.nationbuilder.com/ ^
  4. Progressive Vote AKA Progressive Democrats of America. Reports Image Index for Committee ID: C00402800. Federal Election Commission. Accessed May 4, 2020. https://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00402800 ^
  5. Donate. People Demanding Action. Accessed May 4, 2020. https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/pdac?amount=25.00 ^
  6. Home. People Demanding Action. Accessed May 6, 2020. https://mail.peopledemandingaction.org/ ^
  7. “Protect the November 2020 Election by Offering Vote-By-Mail in all 50 States.” Change.org. Accessed May 5, 2020. https://www.change.org/p/legislators-and-secretaries-of-state-protect-the-november-2020-election-by-offering-vote-by-mail-in-all-50-states ^
  8. “Sign the Petition to Your State Election Officials: Vote by Mail Must Be Available to All Voters.” The Action Network. Accessed May 4, 2020. https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-petition-to-your-state-election-officials-vote-by-mail-must-be-available-to-all-voters?nowrapper=true ^
  9. “Sign the Petition to Your State Election Officials: Vote by Mail Must Be Available to All Voters.” The Action Network. Accessed May 4, 2020. https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-petition-to-your-state-election-officials-vote-by-mail-must-be-available-to-all-voters?nowrapper=true ^
  10. People Demand Action. Twitter. Accessed May 9, 2020. https://twitter.com/pdaction?lang=en ^
  11. Homepage. The People Demand Action Daily. Accessed May 9, 2020. https://paper.li/PDAction/1453330928?edition_id=ec14b690-8e5b-11ea-8c96-0cc47a0d1605#/ ^
  12. Politics. The People Demand Action Daily. May 8, 2020. Accessed May 9, 2020. https://paper.li/PDAction/1453330928#/politics ^
  13. About – Vision Statement. People Demanding Action. Accessed May 1, 2020. http://69.175.80.59/about/mission ^
  14. Andrea Miller. LinkedIn. Accessed May 1, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-miller-081505a/ ^
  15. About – Vision Statement. People Demanding Action. Accessed May 1, 2020. http://69.175.80.59/about/mission ^
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People Demanding Action


Ruther Glen, VA