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  • People For in Action
    PFAW and Allies Tell Voter Suppression Commission: We will Stop at Nothing to Protect Our Rights
    July 21, 2017 9:20 am | By Bradley Williams

    PFAW and Allies Tell Voter Suppression Commission: We will Stop at Nothing to Protect Our Rights

    On Tuesday PFAW and allies protested just outside the White House, at DC’s Lafayette Square Park, to mark the swearing in ceremony and first meeting of President Trump’s so-called ‘Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.’ A broad coalition of cultural advocacy…

  • People For in Action
    Five Questions for Trump’s FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray
    July 10, 2017 11:26 am | By Arn Pearson

    Five Questions for Trump’s FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray

    On Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to replace James Comey as FBI director. Anyone taking on this critical role must be able to demonstrate that they are committed to…

  • People For in Action
    Human Needs—Not Politics—Should Be Priority #1 in the Federal Budget
    July 7, 2017 11:06 am | By Jen Herrick

    Human Needs—Not Politics—Should Be Priority #1 in the Federal Budget

    President Trump wants the federal government to work for wealthy people like him at the expense of everyone else. He made this Robin-Hood-in-reverse approach clear when he previewed his federal budget proposal back in March and then drove the point…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW to State Election Officials: Stand Up to Voter Suppression
    July 7, 2017 10:21 am | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW to State Election Officials: Stand Up to Voter Suppression

    For years the Right has been whipping up hysteria about mass illegal voting that simply doesn’t exist. President Trump made this a hallmark of his campaign and has continued to spread trumped-up claims of voter fraud while in office. Now…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Nominee Damien Schiff Proves He’s Unqualified to be a Judge
    July 6, 2017 12:11 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Trump Nominee Damien Schiff Proves He’s Unqualified to be a Judge

    Damien Schiff, President Trump’s nominee to the Court of Federal Claims, is being groomed by the far Right for an eventual seat on a circuit court or even the Supreme Court. That is one of the reasons his nomination has…

  • News and Analysis
    The Anti-Contraception Administration: Turning the Clock Back on Women
    July 6, 2017 11:49 am | By Dana Sweeney

    The Anti-Contraception Administration: Turning the Clock Back on Women

    Contrary to Donald Trump’s frequently repeated, third-person boast that “nobody respects women more than Donald Trump,” the current president has a decades-long history of degrading women and of using his wealth and power to facilitate sexually predatory behavior. Though few…

  • People For in Action
    Separation of Church and State Must Be Protected
    July 5, 2017 12:03 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Separation of Church and State Must Be Protected

    Just two weeks after taking office in January, President Trump used the National Prayer Breakfast to reiterate his intention to "destroy" the Johnson Amendment, which currently keeps politics from overtaking the pulpit by prohibiting churches (and other nonprofits) from getting…

  • News and Analysis
    John K. Bush: Would YOU Hire This Man?
    July 5, 2017 12:01 pm | By Paul Gordon

    John K. Bush: Would YOU Hire This Man?

    Even before his committee hearing, it was clear that President Trump’s nominee to the Sixth Circuit, John K. Bush, has a deeply disturbing record that shows him to be unfit for the bench. His post-hearing responses to committee members’ written…

  • News and Analysis
    Texas’ Bizarre Anti-Equality Ruling
    June 30, 2017 4:17 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Texas’ Bizarre Anti-Equality Ruling

    The Texas Supreme Court issued a bizarre ruling today that, Obergefell notwithstanding, it isn’t clear whether Houston can legally provide marriage benefits to city employees married to someone of the same sex, given the state’s laws prohibiting such benefits. First,…

  • People For in Action
    Why We Resist Trumpcare: 3 Stories from PFAW Members
    June 30, 2017 8:52 am | By Bradley Williams, Katie O’Connell

    Why We Resist Trumpcare: 3 Stories from PFAW Members

    We recently asked PFAW members to share their reasons for resisting the harmful policies of the Trump administration and GOP Congress. Over 1,900 PFAW members have responded with their stories of resistance, and over 300 of those stories are about…

  • People For in Action
    Faith Leader and PFAW Foundation Board Member Rev. Timothy McDonald Supports Planned Parenthood
    June 29, 2017 3:39 pm | By Dana Sweeney

    Faith Leader and PFAW Foundation Board Member Rev. Timothy McDonald Supports Planned Parenthood

    Reverend Timothy McDonald III, a longtime PFAW Foundation board member and founder of PFAWF’s African American Ministers Leadership Council, recently joined with other faith leaders standing with Planned Parenthood. “As a person of faith, I believe that everybody should have…

  • People For in Action
    Trump’s Paid Leave Plan Is Inadequate and Unworkable
    June 28, 2017 12:35 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Trump’s Paid Leave Plan Is Inadequate and Unworkable

    Americans deserve far better than what we're getting from President Trump and his administration. Our health and rights need strong safeguards, yet Trump is committed to making the federal government work for people like him at the expense of everyone…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund Scores First Major Win
    June 28, 2017 8:53 am | By Ben Betz

    PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund Scores First Major Win

    Earlier this month, PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund had its first big win. Our VERY FIRST endorsed candidate, Justin Fairfax, won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor in Virginia! We are officially 1 for 1! And we’ll be announcing more…

  • News and Analysis
    Supreme Court Erodes Wall of Separation
    June 26, 2017 1:59 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Supreme Court Erodes Wall of Separation

    This morning, the Supreme Court released its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, an important church-state separation case involving a Missouri prohibition on direct payments by the government to a house of worship. Seven of the nine justices ruled…

  • Federal Update
    Supreme Court To Hear Wedding Cake Case Brought By ADF
    June 26, 2017 12:28 pm | By Miranda Blue

    Supreme Court To Hear Wedding Cake Case Brought By ADF

    This post originally appeared on Right Wing Watch. The Supreme Court today announced that it will hear one of the many cases that Religious Right groups have been promoting involving what they say is the First Amendment right of wedding…

  • People For in Action
    Activists Send GOP Senators off with a Protest
    June 26, 2017 8:16 am | By Bradley Williams

    Activists Send GOP Senators off with a Protest

    Yesterday, we took to Washington DC’s National Airport to protest the GOP’s health care bill as senators left for the weekend.. We want them to hear why the American people recognize this “health care” bill as a horrific tax cut…

  • State and Local Update
    In Georgia Special Election, Negative Out Of State Money Dominated
    June 22, 2017 2:14 pm | By Melinda Warner

    In Georgia Special Election, Negative Out Of State Money Dominated

    Much has been made of the amount of money raised by Democrat Jon Ossoff, who lost on Tuesday night to Republican Karen Handel in a special election to represent Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. But while Ossoff raised much more money…

  • News and Analysis
    As Russia Consumes Attention, Trump Budget Threatens to Upend the Lives of Marginalized Women
    June 21, 2017 11:08 am | By Leslie Watson Malachi

    As Russia Consumes Attention, Trump Budget Threatens to Upend the Lives of Marginalized Women

    This piece was originally published on HuffPost. While many people tune in to watch every detail of the Russia investigation in congressional hearings and on the news, there is a quieter but equally critical threat to our country’s wellbeing looming:…

  • News and Analysis
    We Don’t Need Longer Sentences to Address our Drug Problems. We Need Solutions that Work.
    June 21, 2017 10:41 am | By Svante Myrick

    We Don’t Need Longer Sentences to Address our Drug Problems. We Need Solutions that Work.

    Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions published an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing for longer sentences for individuals convicted of drug crimes, claiming that “being soft on sentencing means more violent crime.” His case that the way to…

  • People For in Action
    Latinos Vote! Joins the Resistance Efforts in Georgia 6th Special Election
    June 19, 2017 5:22 pm | By Marie Lindberg

    Latinos Vote! Joins the Resistance Efforts in Georgia 6th Special Election

    People for the American Way’s Latinos Vote! program is taking an innovative approach to reaching nontraditional audiences in the Georgia Sixth Congressional District special election. The race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel is one of the most…