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  • 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…

  • News and Analysis
    Supreme Court Has a Chance to Limit Partisan Gerrymandering
    June 19, 2017 11:57 am | By Paul Gordon

    Supreme Court Has a Chance to Limit Partisan Gerrymandering

    This morning, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear an extremely important case next term on political gerrymandering: Gill v. Whitford. This case has the potential to help make Congress and state legislatures truly democratic, by ensuring that voters choose…

  • People For in Action
    Organize. Mobilize. Flip the 6th!
    June 16, 2017 11:35 am | By Bradley Williams

    Organize. Mobilize. Flip the 6th!

    Today PFAW staff Bradley Williams, the digital organizing coordinator, and Rio Tazewell the Government by the People Campaign Manager, are in Atlanta to help organize, mobilize and flip the 6th! It is more important now than ever that we get…

  • People For in Action
    Civil Rights and LGBTQ Equality Advocates Oppose ACA Repeal
    June 14, 2017 4:55 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Civil Rights and LGBTQ Equality Advocates Oppose ACA Repeal

    Recent reports suggest that senators will vote by the end of June to repeal the Affordable Care Act, after hiding the negotiations from the watchful eyes of their constituents. For marginalized and vulnerable communities, the reason for their secrecy is…

  • People For in Action
    DOJ Should Remain Independent—Inspector General Must Take Action
    June 14, 2017 4:53 pm | By Jen Herrick

    DOJ Should Remain Independent—Inspector General Must Take Action

    Members of Congress have recently questioned former FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about a range of issues facing the Department of Justice, with much of their attention and the country's attention…

  • Federal Update
    Budgets Set Policy Priorities—Will DOJ Stand Up For Civil Rights?
    June 14, 2017 10:29 am | By Jen Herrick

    Budgets Set Policy Priorities—Will DOJ Stand Up For Civil Rights?

    Tuesday started with an important question: Where Is The ‘Justice’ In Sessions’ DOJ? Then we watched closely as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared before the House and Senate appropriations committees to answer for DOJ's misplaced priorities when it comes…