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  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: Empowering Young Elected Leaders
    November 16, 2018 4:52 pm | By Drew Courtney, Diallo Brooks

    The Progressive Happy Hour: Empowering Young Elected Leaders

    Over the coming months, a new generation of young leaders will take office in cities and states across the country, and Congress will welcome dozens of Gen Xers and millennials to its ranks. These committed young leaders’ visions for progressive…

  • News and Analysis
    Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Two Trump Circuit Judges Affirm Dismissal of Pilot’s Privacy Claim Against Police Who Woke and Arrested Him for Sleeping in a Pilot’s Lounge
    November 16, 2018 4:14 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Two Trump Circuit Judges Affirm Dismissal of Pilot’s Privacy Claim Against Police Who Woke and Arrested Him for Sleeping in a Pilot’s Lounge

    “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties.  Trump Judges Michael Brennan and Amy St. Eve affirmed a lower court decision that dismissed as a matter of…

  • Federal Update
    Chuck Grassley’s Sad Legacy
    November 16, 2018 2:57 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Chuck Grassley’s Sad Legacy

    Chuck Grassley has announced that he will be giving up the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee in the new Senate that will convene in January. History will not be kind to him: In his four years as chairman—two under Obama…

  • News and Analysis
    Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Two Trump Circuit Judges Rule that There is No Remedy for a Violation of a Homeowner’s Privacy Rights
    November 16, 2018 2:29 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Two Trump Circuit Judges Rule that There is No Remedy for a Violation of a Homeowner’s Privacy Rights

    “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties.  Two Trump judges on the Sixth Circuit, including John Nalbandian and Amul Thapar, issued an October decision in Brennan…

  • People For in Action
    Congress Must Secure Matthew Whitaker’s Recusal and Protect the Mueller Investigation
    November 15, 2018 4:09 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Congress Must Secure Matthew Whitaker’s Recusal and Protect the Mueller Investigation

    The firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was President Trump's latest attempt to attack and undermine the Mueller investigation. Trump made this clear in his appointment of Matthew Whitaker to serve in an acting capacity—a political appointee who has himself…

  • Op-Ed
    Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Four Trump Circuit Judges Try to Reverse Injunction Against Law Criminalizing Threats of Even Legal Action Against Public Officers
    November 15, 2018 3:02 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Four Trump Circuit Judges Try to Reverse Injunction Against Law Criminalizing Threats of Even Legal Action Against Public Officers

    “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties.  Four Trump judges on the Fifth Circuit, including James Ho, Kyle Duncan, Kurt Engelhardt and Andrew Oldham, joined a dissent…

  • News and Analysis
    Thousands Rally Across the Country to Protect the Mueller Investigation
    November 14, 2018 10:12 am | By Tori Slatton

    Thousands Rally Across the Country to Protect the Mueller Investigation

    In response to the November 7 firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, thousands gathered across the country to show support for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. These events were organized by the Nobody is Above the Law campaign which was…

  • Federal Update
    Takeaways from the Midterm Results
    November 13, 2018 11:10 am | By Michael Keegan

    Takeaways from the Midterm Results

    On Election Day this year, progressives scored MAJOR wins across the country. And many elections are so close that the results are still rolling in. But with the close losses and Republicans’ right-wing majority in the Senate it is clear…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: Takeaways from the 2018 Midterms
    November 9, 2018 6:19 pm | By Drew Courtney, Christin “Cici” Battle, Diallo Brooks

    The Progressive Happy Hour: Takeaways from the 2018 Midterms

    Democrats took control of the House in the November 6 midterm elections, and it was a historic night for progressive women and people of color, LGBTQ folks, and young candidates. From Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to…

  • News and Analysis
    Latinas Bring Power to Equal Pay Day Summit
    November 9, 2018 5:52 pm | By Evelyn Ramirez

    Latinas Bring Power to Equal Pay Day Summit

    On November 2, I had the privilege of attending the Latina Equal Pay Day summit in Atlanta, Ga. as a LCLAA Trabajadoras Fellow. We heard from prominent Latina leaders on how pay equity affects issues like health care, paid leave,…

  • News and Analysis
    9th Circuit Protects Dreamers and the Rule of Law
    November 8, 2018 4:22 pm | By Paul Gordon

    9th Circuit Protects Dreamers and the Rule of Law

    On November 8, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld a trial court’s injunction preventing the Trump administration from carrying out its elimination of DACA. Ruling for the Dreamers suing for their rights, the court cited both statutory and…

  • People For in Action
    Senate Must Not Confirm Judicial Nominee Jonathan Kobes Given His Disturbing ABA Evaluation
    November 7, 2018 3:41 pm | By Marge Baker

    Senate Must Not Confirm Judicial Nominee Jonathan Kobes Given His Disturbing ABA Evaluation

    On June 11, President Trump nominated Jonathan Kobes to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Kobes' hearing on August 22 and reported him to the full Senate on October…

  • People For in Action
    Latinos Vote! Releases Ad Featuring Latina Celebrities to Get Out the Vote
    November 6, 2018 10:13 am | By Evelyn Ramirez

    Latinos Vote! Releases Ad Featuring Latina Celebrities to Get Out the Vote

    PFAW’s Latinos Vote! released an ad on Monday featuring Latina celebrity icons Gina Rodriguez, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, and Eva Longoria to engage Latino voters to get out the vote in this critically important election. Actresses and Latina…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW’s Latinos Vote! Program Gets out the Vote for Stacey Abrams in Georgia
    November 5, 2018 12:07 pm | By Drew Courtney

    PFAW’s Latinos Vote! Program Gets out the Vote for Stacey Abrams in Georgia

    In the final days before Election Day, People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote! program is doing everything it can to make sure Georgia voters elect Stacey Abrams as their next governor and reject the bigotry and extremism of Brian…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Emoluments Case Shows the Importance of Protecting Our Courts
    November 2, 2018 4:36 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Trump Emoluments Case Shows the Importance of Protecting Our Courts

    On November 2, a federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling that may pry open the door behind which Donald Trump has been hiding information about his D.C. hotel—information that may very well show the president in daily violation of…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: Protecting the Lower Courts
    November 2, 2018 3:58 pm | By Drew Courtney, Christin “Cici” Battle, Paul Gordon

    The Progressive Happy Hour: Protecting the Lower Courts

    After Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation last month, more and more Americans are indicating that Supreme Court appointments are “very important” to them in the upcoming midterm election. And while we absolutely should value our nation’s highest court and…

  • News and Analysis
    Why Latina Equal Pay Day Matters
    November 1, 2018 10:08 am | By Evelyn Ramirez

    Why Latina Equal Pay Day Matters

    For many Americans, the most well-known day in November is Thanksgiving. But there’s another day in November that’s important to me and to thousands of Latinas in the U.S. Latina Equal Pay Day commemorates just how long Latinx women must…

  • Federal Update
    The Declaration for American Democracy
    November 1, 2018 9:48 am | By Rio Tazewell

    The Declaration for American Democracy

    With less than one week to go until the midterms, People For the American Way is pushing pedal to the metal to pull out wins in key states and districts across the country. But in addition to investing in critical…

  • News and Analysis
    Incendiary Rhetoric on the Far Right Drives Violence Across the Country
    October 31, 2018 3:04 pm | By Zach VanHouten

    Incendiary Rhetoric on the Far Right Drives Violence Across the Country

    In the run-up to historic midterm elections, America is reeling from a spate of extremist violence. Unfortunately, it appears that bigoted rhetoric, fear-mongering about white victimhood, and right-wing media-promoted conspiracy theories have metastasized into hate-driven violence that has cost American…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Joins Open Letter: We Must Raise Our Voices Against Any Politician Who Campaigns on Antisemitism
    October 31, 2018 11:45 am | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW Joins Open Letter: We Must Raise Our Voices Against Any Politician Who Campaigns on Antisemitism

    People For the American Way was shocked and horrified by the October 27 attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As we continue to mourn, we're also calling out President Trump and the far Right for celebrating…