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  • People For in Action
    Puerto Ricans Could Swing Major Elections in 2018
    July 31, 2018 12:16 pm | By Marie Lindberg

    Puerto Ricans Could Swing Major Elections in 2018

    Watch the ad in Spanish. People For the American Way’s Latino Vote! program is proud to announce the launch of  Hurricane of Change, a Puerto Rican vote campaign to hold Trump and Republicans accountable for their disastrous response to Hurricane Maria…

  • People For in Action
    Dave Parees: Paving the Way for a Progressive Future
    July 30, 2018 3:07 pm | By Rachel Foster

    Dave Parees: Paving the Way for a Progressive Future

    Each People For the American Way (PFAW) member connects with the PFAW mission in a different way. We hear from members every day who support this work because they are passionate about the fight against right-wing extremism and for democracy,…

  • People For in Action
    Trump’s Gag Rule Is a Public Health Disaster
    July 30, 2018 9:52 am | By People For Staff

    Trump’s Gag Rule Is a Public Health Disaster

    In a May 16 letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, People For the American Way and allied organizations urged the Trump administration to reject the domestic gag rule and its dangerous new restrictions on the…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: Young People, Young Leaders
    July 27, 2018 4:04 pm | By Drew Courtney, Christin “Cici” Battle, Markus Batchelor

    The Progressive Happy Hour: Young People, Young Leaders

    In our contemporary political moment, millions of progressive activists are engaging and fighting back against the Trump administration and the surge of far-right extremist candidates and federal officials. And though the critical nature of that work cannot be discounted, it’s…

  • People For in Action
    Aderholt “Child Welfare” Amendment Would Harm Children and Authorize Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination
    July 27, 2018 11:28 am | By Jen Herrick

    Aderholt “Child Welfare” Amendment Would Harm Children and Authorize Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination

    By approving an amendment sponsored by Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., congressional Republicans have once again cast aside Americans' basic needs to score political points with their far-right base. This deeply troubling language in the House proposal for next year's Department…

  • News and Analysis
    A Justice Brett Kavanaugh Would Pose Serious Danger to Voting Rights
    July 26, 2018 12:01 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    A Justice Brett Kavanaugh Would Pose Serious Danger to Voting Rights

    Among the many reasons to oppose President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is the issue of voting rights. Given the key role that Justice Kennedy played on the Court on this issue, replacing him with…

  • News and Analysis
    Next Up Victory Fund Progressive Women Candidates on the #MeToo Movement and the November Midterms
    July 26, 2018 9:42 am | By Devon Schmidt

    Next Up Victory Fund Progressive Women Candidates on the #MeToo Movement and the November Midterms

    On July 24, PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund hosted a panel at the National Press Club featuring four progressive women running for office to discuss the impact of the #MeToo movement on the political landscape, particularly under a president who…

  • Op-Ed
    Kavanaugh Misleads on Significant Cases in Responding to Senate Judiciary Committee
    July 25, 2018 4:55 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Kavanaugh Misleads on Significant Cases in Responding to Senate Judiciary Committee

    This post originally appeared on Medium. One important question on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s questionnaire for Supreme Court and other judicial nominees asks them to describe the ten most significant cases they have decided. In his response to the questionnaire he submitted…

  • People For in Action
    Trump and Congress Continue to Sacrifice Americans’ Basic Needs to Score Political Points with the Budget
    July 25, 2018 9:27 am | By Jen Herrick

    Trump and Congress Continue to Sacrifice Americans’ Basic Needs to Score Political Points with the Budget

    When President Trump finally signed a full funding package in March with almost half of the funding year already over, we knew there were reasons to keep resisting despite the bill's progressive wins. It wasn't long before Trump and Congress…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW to Congress: Do Not Fund D.C. School Vouchers
    July 23, 2018 3:55 pm | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW to Congress: Do Not Fund D.C. School Vouchers

    As they attempt to score political points instead of filling Americans' basic needs, congressional Republicans continue to pursue funding for the deeply flawed D.C. private school voucher program. Studies have consistently shown that these vouchers have not improved educational outcomes…

  • People For in Action
    Working Families Don’t Need Empty Promises—They Need Paid Sick Days
    July 23, 2018 9:11 am | By Jen Herrick

    Working Families Don’t Need Empty Promises—They Need Paid Sick Days

    A Republican proposal known as the Workflex in the 21st Century Act would undermine progress made at the state and local level on paid sick days, create uncertainty for working families, and allow large companies to write their own rules.…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: LGBTQ Rights, Brett Kavanaugh and What’s at Stake
    July 20, 2018 9:13 pm | By Christin “Cici” Battle, Drew Courtney, Adele M. Stan

    The Progressive Happy Hour: LGBTQ Rights, Brett Kavanaugh and What’s at Stake

    Since Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court earlier this month, activists across the country have galvanized to articulate the myriad civil rights and civil liberties protections that would be jeopardized if Kavanaugh were to be confirmed. As with…

  • People For in Action
    No Hearing for SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Until All of His Records Have Been Reviewed
    July 20, 2018 3:47 pm | By Jen Herrick

    No Hearing for SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Until All of His Records Have Been Reviewed

    As soon as President Trump announced Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on July 9, Trump and Senate Republicans called publicly for his swift confirmation—ignoring the overwhelming mountain of documents from Kavanaugh's White House days that must be released and reviewed…

  • News and Analysis
    Nearly 200 Vigils to Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy
    July 20, 2018 10:23 am | By People For Staff

    Nearly 200 Vigils to Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy

    On Wednesday, July 18th, in nearly 200 towns and cities across the country, people gathered at public vigils to confront the corruption of the Trump administration and demand a democracy that works for all Americans. Speakers and activists in attendance…

  • People For in Action
    Ask Your Senators to Save the Supreme Court: Sample Script Opposing Brett Kavanaugh
    July 20, 2018 9:49 am | By Marie Lindberg

    Ask Your Senators to Save the Supreme Court: Sample Script Opposing Brett Kavanaugh

    During primetime on July 9, Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As a name from the shortlist created by the Heritage Foundation and Federalist Society, we knew that Kavanaugh satisfied Trump's litmus test…

  • News and Analysis
    Missing Documents Could Reveal Important Insight into Brett Kavanaugh’s Political Ideology
    July 19, 2018 2:37 pm | By Devon Schmidt

    Missing Documents Could Reveal Important Insight into Brett Kavanaugh’s Political Ideology

    Prior to his judgeship on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was a conservative political operative for Kenneth Starr and President George W. Bush. Working in the White House counsel’s office and as staff…

  • News and Analysis
    If Confirmed to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh Would Threaten the Environment
    July 18, 2018 2:42 pm | By Malina Julia

    If Confirmed to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh Would Threaten the Environment

    In addition to his extreme records on abortion, reproductive rights and the Affordable Care Act, Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s judicial and legal history indicates a lengthy anti-environmental record that would severely endanger Americans’ public health and right to…

  • News and Analysis
    Brett Kavanaugh Would Put Trump Above the Law
    July 18, 2018 2:01 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Brett Kavanaugh Would Put Trump Above the Law

    Our federal judicial system provides an essential check on the ability of a president to abuse his power and exceed the authority granted under the Constitution. In the era of Donald Trump, the Supreme Court may very well determine whether…

  • News and Analysis
    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Hosts Rally with Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and Allied Groups to Oppose Brett Kavanaugh and His Anti-Woman Agenda
    July 18, 2018 10:27 am | By Devon Schmidt

    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Hosts Rally with Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and Allied Groups to Oppose Brett Kavanaugh and His Anti-Woman Agenda

    On July 17, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and reproductive rights allies rallied at the Capitol to oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Leader Pelosi and other pro-choice members of Congress detailed the threat Kavanaugh poses to…

  • People For in Action
    More Than 100 Civil and Human Rights Organizations Oppose SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
    July 17, 2018 3:30 pm | By Jen Herrick

    More Than 100 Civil and Human Rights Organizations Oppose SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    People For the American Way is among more than 100 civil and human rights organizations that wrote to senators on July 17 to outline in stark detail the strong and mounting case against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to succeed…