National People's Action

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National People's Action is a group that, according to its Web site, is "a Network of community power organizations from across the country that work to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda." The group promotes human dignity and basic human rights, seeks to "democratize the market," "put people above profits" and seeks to "Take back our power to use the government as our tool to promote the common good, correct the injustices of the past, and redistribute resources equitably and sustainably."[1]


  • Spearheaded efforts to pass the Community Reinvestment Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act in the 1970s, considered an economic justice policy.
  • NPA coordinated the Illinois Coalition Against Predatory Home Loans that led to the passage of anti-predatory lending legislation signed by Governor Roc Blagojevich in August, 2003. [2]


Accessed June 2013: [3]

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  1. National People's Action About Us, Organizational Web site, accessed November 21, 2010
  2. National People's Action Historic Victories of National People's Action, Organizational Web site, accessed November 21, 2010
  3. National People's Action Board, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2013.


National People's Action
810 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642 USA
Phone: 312.243.3035 Web site: