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  • News and Analysis
    Correcting Misinformation on Blue Slips
    August 11, 2017 1:45 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Correcting Misinformation on Blue Slips

    Kudos to Politico for publishing an article today on the extremely important topic of lower federal courts (that is, not the Supreme Court)—especially the circuit courts of appeal. Unfortunately, it appears they were given some misleading information that needs to…

  • People For in Action
    RAISE Act Continues Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Assault
    August 7, 2017 2:22 pm | By Jen Herrick

    RAISE Act Continues Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Assault

    From his early days as a “birther” testing the presidential waters to his first six months in the Oval Office forging headlong into the Muslim ban, a border wall, and deportations, President Trump has waged an unrelenting assault on the…

  • People For in Action
    Bringing Transparency and Accountability to Private Prisons
    August 7, 2017 10:12 am | By Jen Herrick

    Bringing Transparency and Accountability to Private Prisons

    One of the hallmarks of the first six months of the Trump administration has been its dramatic walkback of the federal role in protecting the civil rights of communities of color—with Attorney General Jeff Sessions leading the charge as head…

  • Op-Ed
    Sessions: Tell the Truth About Your Project to Attack Campus Diversity Efforts
    August 4, 2017 5:22 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Sessions: Tell the Truth About Your Project to Attack Campus Diversity Efforts

    This piece was originally published on HuffPost. Earlier this week it was widely reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was planning “a new project to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies they determine discriminate against white applicants.” A…

  • Op-Ed
    Trump’s Nativist Attacks on Immigrants Weaken Our Country
    August 3, 2017 4:33 pm | By Taif Jany

    Trump’s Nativist Attacks on Immigrants Weaken Our Country

    This post originally appeared in HuffPost. As a green card holder myself, I can tell you from personal experience that immigrants fight really hard and struggle so much to obtain their green cards. They do that because they want to…

  • People For in Action
    Fighting for Justice at Justice Means Opposing the Dreiband Nomination
    August 1, 2017 10:24 am | By Jen Herrick

    Fighting for Justice at Justice Means Opposing the Dreiband Nomination

    This December will mark the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. This division is supposed to ensure that civil rights protections are enforced, especially for those who are too often the target of…

  • Op-Ed
    Khizr Khan: Anti-Muslim Vitriol Has Deadly Consequences
    July 31, 2017 10:25 am | By Marie Lindberg

    Khizr Khan: Anti-Muslim Vitriol Has Deadly Consequences

    In the wake of a rising number of anti-Muslim attacks, the introduction of “anti-sharia” state laws, and a president that knowingly provokes fear and hatred of religious and ethnic minorities, the "March Against Sharia" events that took place last month…

  • People For in Action
    Trump and GOP Move On from Attacking Health Care (For Now) to Attacking Economic Justice
    July 28, 2017 12:11 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Trump and GOP Move On from Attacking Health Care (For Now) to Attacking Economic Justice

    In the early morning hours of July 28, 51 U.S. senators voted against a health care repeal bill that would have robbed millions of women and working families of their health care and been particularly devastating to people of color.…

  • Op-Ed
    The Real Reasons Why Jeff Sessions is a Failure as Attorney General
    July 27, 2017 2:49 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    The Real Reasons Why Jeff Sessions is a Failure as Attorney General

    This post originally appeared in the HuffPost. With all the attention lately on President Trump’s complaints about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, there has been very little focus on the genuine problems with Sessions’ job performance. In six key areas –…

  • People For in Action
    Let’s Talk “Election Integrity”: PFAW Foundation Panel Discusses Taking Action against Trump’s Voter Suppression Commission
    July 27, 2017 1:57 pm | By Marie Lindberg

    Let’s Talk “Election Integrity”: PFAW Foundation Panel Discusses Taking Action against Trump’s Voter Suppression Commission

    While the Trump’s new “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” met for the first time on Wednesday last week, People For the American Way (PFAW) and allies rallied outside of the meeting demanding that the commission respect the voting rights of…

  • News and Analysis
    Federal Judge: Kobach Repeatedly Misled Court In Voting Rights Case
    July 26, 2017 12:24 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    Federal Judge: Kobach Repeatedly Misled Court In Voting Rights Case

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, vice-chair of the Trump administration’s bogus “Election Integrity Commission,” had his own integrity called into question by a federal judge on Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson upheld a $1,000 fine imposed on…

  • Federal Update
    Trump Bans Trans Service on Anniversary of Troop Integration
    July 26, 2017 10:05 am | By Jen Herrick

    Trump Bans Trans Service on Anniversary of Troop Integration

    On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman racially integrated the US Armed Forces when he signed Executive Order 9981. So it's especially cruel that President Trump announced in an early morning series of tweets today, of all days,…

  • People For in Action
    Less Than 24 Hours to Go—Urge Your Senators to Vote NO on Health Care Repeal
    July 24, 2017 4:11 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Less Than 24 Hours to Go—Urge Your Senators to Vote NO on Health Care Repeal

    In less than 24 hours, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will raise a procedural motion to bring health care repeal to a vote in the US Senate. It's not yet clear what proposal will be voted on should he succeed. But…

  • News and Analysis
    PFAW Foundation Takes Out Full-Page NYT Advertisement Exposing Trump’s Sham Election “Integrity” Commission
    July 24, 2017 3:48 pm | By Dana Sweeney

    PFAW Foundation Takes Out Full-Page NYT Advertisement Exposing Trump’s Sham Election “Integrity” Commission

    In the most recent Sunday edition of the New York Times (July 23, 2017), People For the American Way Foundation placed a full-page advertisement exposing the Orwellian cast of characters that Donald Trump has selected to helm his "Election Integrity”…

  • People For in Action
    Take On Wall Street and Big Money: A Proposal to Fix America’s Rigged Tax System
    July 24, 2017 12:15 pm | By Marie Lindberg

    Take On Wall Street and Big Money: A Proposal to Fix America’s Rigged Tax System

    The outsized power of corporations and CEOs in our economy and political system must be brought to heel. Before the financial crisis, the largest banks borrowed excessively — gambling with taxpayer money with little oversight. It is time that we…

  • 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…