For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 

Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145,

People’s Action Statement Championing Rep. Marcia Fudge to Head USDA

WASHINGTON – People’s Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement supporting Rep. Marcia Fudge’s bid to be appointed Secretary of the Department of Agriculture:

“With Rep. Marcia Fudge at the helm, the Department of Agriculture would have teeth again to keep a check on corporate agribusiness. Her bold leadership could right historical wrongs and usher it into a new era where people living in rural, suburban, and urban America can rebuild and thrive.

“People’s Action ran one of the biggest persuasion programs to elect Biden in rural communities. We helped deliver his win by talking to hundreds of thousands of voters. They told us again and again that they want a government who cares about them instead of the 1 percent. 


Never Miss a Beat.

Get our best delivered to your inbox.

“Rep. Fudge has spent her career defending SNAP, a critical anti-poverty program in rural communities, against Republican attacks and could reverse Trump’s baseless work requirements. She’s gone toe-to-toe against corporate agriculture and fossil fuel companies, unlike other contenders for this position like former Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who is deep in their pockets.

“The donors propping up Heitkamp’s political career are a who’s who of the corporations taking everyday Americans to the cleaners. Meanwhile, Rep. Fudge has a clear track record of fighting for everyday people, not special interests. A Heitkamp nomination would not prove to me or millions of farmers and folks in small-town America that President-elect Biden is serious about draining the swamp.”

People’s Action has a petition to keep Heidi Heitkamp out of Biden’s administration.


This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don’t survive on clicks. We don’t want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can’t do it alone. It doesn’t work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don’t Exist.

Please select a donation method:

People’s Action is a national network of organizations with a million people across 29 states.

Share This Article