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People Power United

Website:

www.peoplepowerunited.org/

Type:

Activist Group

Leader:

Laurie Woodward Garcia

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People Power United is a left-of-center activist group that holds demonstrations and voices support for politicians and legislation. 1

In January 2024, People Power United was one of several dozen groups that endorsed the March on Washington for Gaza, an anti-Israel demonstration organized by the American Muslim Task Force for Palestine, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and other groups. 2 3 4 5

The group is not to be confused with People Power, a project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 6

Activities

People Power United offers various services including a voter registration tool, a page dedicated to helping people arrange mail-in ballot-use, a voting location finder, an elections reminder system, information about voting, and an opportunity to volunteer for voter mobilization work. 7

In January 2024, People Power United was one of several dozen groups that endorsed the March on Washington for Gaza, an anti-Israel demonstration organized by the American Muslim Task Force for Palestine, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and other groups. 8 9 The demonstrators called for an “immediate and permanent” armistice between Israel and Gaza, end the United States’ funding of Israel, and holding Israel “accountable” in international court. 10

People Power United advocated for the disqualification of former President Donald Trump from the 2024 election on the grounds that he is an “insurrectionist” and called for American laws to be changed to prevent him from being inaugurated. It also called for changes to the Supreme Court, gun control, the abolition of poverty, Medicare for all, and further legislation related to the expansion of voting rights, abortion access, and gender rights. 11

In May 2024, it also had “coalition” action alerts calling for the protection and expansion of Social Security, barring of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from speaking in front of Congress, the introduction of term limits for the Supreme Court, banning assault weapons, calling for presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to drop out of the race, and various other items related to gun violence, taxation, and homelessness. 12

Leadership

As of May 2024, People Power United was led by Laurie Woodward Garcia, an activist dedicated to organizing demonstrations against former President Donald Trump and right-of-center policies. 13

References

  1.  “About Us.” People Power United. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.peoplepowerunited.org/about-us.
  2. “Endorsers.” March for Gaza. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://march4gaza.org/endorsers/.
  3. Helmore, Edward; Yang, Maya. “Thousands march on Washington to demand ceasefire in Gaza.” The Guardian, January 13, 2024. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/13/march-on-washington-ceasefire-gaza.
  4. “Endorsers.” March for Gaza. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://march4gaza.org/endorsers/.
  5. Helmore, Edward; Yang, Maya. “Thousands march on Washington to demand ceasefire in Gaza.” The Guardian, January 13, 2024. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/13/march-on-washington-ceasefire-gaza.
  6. Home.” People Power. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.peoplepower.org/.
  7. “Home.” People Power United. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.peoplepowerunited.org/.
  8.  “Endorsers.” March for Gaza. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://march4gaza.org/endorsers/.
  9. Helmore, Edward; Yang, Maya. “Thousands march on Washington to demand ceasefire in Gaza.” The Guardian, January 13, 2024. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/13/march-on-washington-ceasefire-gaza.
  10. “What We Want.” March for Gaza. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://march4gaza.org/what-we-want/
  11. “Action Alerts.” People Power United. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.peoplepowerunited.org/action-alerts.
  12. “Coalition Action Alerts.” People Power United. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.peoplepowerunited.org/coalition-action-alerts.
  13. “Meet Laurie.” People Power United. Accessed May 18, 2024. https://www.peoplepowerunited.org/meet-laurie.
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