Press Statements

CPD Action Network Responds to Trump Speech


NEW YORK, NY –-  In response to President Donald Trump’s speech this evening attempting to compromise on the government shutdown by offering to keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from some Latin American and African nations in exchange for border wall funding, organizations within the Center for Popular Democracy Action network released the following statements:

Ana María Archila, Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy Action said:

CPD Congratulates Philadelphia Fair Workweek Coalition


PHILADELPHIA, PA –- In response to the passage of fair workweek legislation in Philadelphia, the Center for Popular Democracy released the following statement from Rachel Deutsch, Supervising Attorney for Worker Justice:

CPD Action Endorses Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House


WASHINGTON, DC –- Heading into the 116th Congress with a Democratic House majority, Jennifer Epps-Addison, Co-Executive Director and Network President of Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD Action) and leaders from grassroots organizations, released the following statements to endorse Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker.  

Blue Wave? More like Black and Brown Voter Wave

“The blue wave would not have been possible without record turnout from Black and Brown voters,” says Jennifer Epps-Addison Co-Executive Director of CPD Action


WASHINGTON, DC – As the election counts come in and early reports show that Democrats took back the house and had significant gains on the state and local level, Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President and Co-Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy Action released the following statement:

Statement from the Center for Popular Democracy Action

Regarding the tragic shooting this evening involving members of Good Jobs Now Electoral Organizing program 


Trump Escalates Cruel Attacks on People Seeking a Better Life

For Immediate Release

October 26, 2018


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ANA MARIA ARCHILA: My Story Moved Jeff Flake

“We will continue to fight until this nomination is withdrawn or voted down,” says Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy and the Center for Popular Democracy Action, moved Jeff Flake to say he will not vote “yes” for Brett Kavanaugh until a full investigation has been completed by the FBI.

In response, she released the following statement:


Together, we will grow our movement for a multiracial democracy and secure safety, dignity and liberation for all.