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  • 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…

  • Op-Ed
    Rural Arts Funding Threatened by the Trump Administration
    June 14, 2017 9:45 am | By Dana Sweeney

    Rural Arts Funding Threatened by the Trump Administration

    The Trump administration’s recent budget proposal aims to take a sledgehammer to many critical federal programs, starkly revealing in dollars and cents which public needs are being threatened by the new administration. Among the many proposed cuts to vital programs…

  • News and Analysis
    GOP Press Crackdown in the Heart of Democracy
    June 13, 2017 3:15 pm | By Paul Gordon

    GOP Press Crackdown in the Heart of Democracy

    Senate Republicans today initiated a shocking clampdown on freedom of the press. Without consulting any of the Democrats, Sen. Richard Shelby, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, imposed a dangerous prohibition on reporters’ ability to gather and report news from…

  • News and Analysis
    Serious Concerns About 11th Circuit Nominee Kevin Newsom
    June 12, 2017 2:39 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Serious Concerns About 11th Circuit Nominee Kevin Newsom

    People For the American Way sent the following letter to Senate Judiciary Committee members to express our serious concerns about Kevin Newsom, President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. You can download the letter…

  • People For in Action
    Playing the Long Game: PFAW Hosts a Telebriefing on the Next Up Victory Fund
    June 12, 2017 2:28 pm | By Dana Sweeney

    Playing the Long Game: PFAW Hosts a Telebriefing on the Next Up Victory Fund

    Earlier this month, PFAW staff joined with members and supporters on a call to discuss the proactive steps that PFAW is taking to elevate young progressive leaders and to develop a wellspring of progressive political talent for the coming decades.…

  • News and Analysis
    John K. Bush Should Not be Confirmed to the 6th Circuit
    June 9, 2017 4:33 pm | By Marge Baker

    John K. Bush Should Not be Confirmed to the 6th Circuit

    People For the American Way sent the following letter to Senate Judiciary Committee members to express our opposition to the confirmation of John K. Bush to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. You can download this…

  • Op-Ed
    Apocalypse Preparation Industry Seeks New Sources of Fear
    June 9, 2017 1:35 pm | By Dana Sweeney

    Apocalypse Preparation Industry Seeks New Sources of Fear

    Over the course of President Obama’s tenure in the Oval Office, a cottage industry of doomsday salesmen blossomed: entrepreneurial conspiracy theorists who, purportedly motivated by signs of impending disaster, sold survival gear to those who believed that some great calamity…

  • People For in Action
    The Judiciary Committee Should Reject Damien Schiff’s Nomination
    June 9, 2017 9:00 am | By Marge Baker

    The Judiciary Committee Should Reject Damien Schiff’s Nomination

    People For the American Way sent the following letter to Senate Judiciary Committee members to express our opposition to the confirmation of Damien Schiff to the United States Court of Federal Claims. You can download this letter here. Dear Chairman…

  • People For in Action
    Orlando Pulse Shooting Day of Remembrance Brings Together LGBTQ, Muslim, and Latinx Communities
    June 9, 2017 8:46 am | By Jen Herrick

    Orlando Pulse Shooting Day of Remembrance Brings Together LGBTQ, Muslim, and Latinx Communities

    As an ally of the LGBTQ, Muslim, and Latinx communities, People For the American Way is honored to stand in solidarity as we mark the first day of remembrance of the June 12, 2016 massacre at the LGBTQ nightclub Pulse…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW and Allies Deliver 4 Million Petitions Demanding Full Russiagate Investigation
    June 8, 2017 8:50 am | By Dana Sweeney

    PFAW and Allies Deliver 4 Million Petitions Demanding Full Russiagate Investigation

    Yesterday People For the American Way partnered with 19 national organizations to host a rally and hand-deliver to Congress over four million signed petitions calling for a full investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia, obstruction of justice,…

  • People For in Action
    Trump Claims He’s Committed To Civil Rights—The Facts Say Otherwise
    June 7, 2017 4:12 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Trump Claims He’s Committed To Civil Rights—The Facts Say Otherwise

    White House spokeswoman Kelly Love recently told The Washington Post that the “Trump administration has an unwavering commitment to the civil rights of all Americans.” To say that this is their latest alternative fact would be to put it mildly.…