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  • People For in Action
    PFAW and Allies Deliver Thousands of Petitions Supporting the Child Care for Working Families Act
    March 7, 2018 3:42 pm | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW and Allies Deliver Thousands of Petitions Supporting the Child Care for Working Families Act

    On March 6, People For the American Way and allies gathered on Capitol Hill to rally support for the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would: Ensure that low-income families do not pay more than seven percent of their…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW and AAMIA Stand Up for Transgender Students Betrayed by Trump and DeVos
    March 6, 2018 10:00 am | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW and AAMIA Stand Up for Transgender Students Betrayed by Trump and DeVos

    Fourteen months into the Trump administration, Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education have amassed a dismal record when it comes to protecting all students, including transgender students who face discrimination that not only impedes their ability to learn…

  • The Progressive Happy Hour: The Trumpification of CPAC
    March 2, 2018 1:54 pm | By Drew Courtney, Diallo Brooks, Peter Montgomery

    The Progressive Happy Hour: The Trumpification of CPAC

    Last weekend was the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the country's largest gathering of conservative activists each year. In the March 2 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” Drew Courtney and guest host Diallo Brooks sat down with PFAW Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery--who helped cover the conference for Right…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Foundation Submits Brief to SCOTUS in Crisis Pregnancy Center Case
    March 2, 2018 10:11 am | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW Foundation Submits Brief to SCOTUS in Crisis Pregnancy Center Case

    On March 20, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. People For the American Way Foundation is among 51 reproductive rights, civil rights, and social justice organizations that filed…

  • People For in Action
    We’re Suing Two Federal Agencies To Release Information On Secret LGBTQ Policy
    March 1, 2018 5:52 pm | By Miranda Blue

    We’re Suing Two Federal Agencies To Release Information On Secret LGBTQ Policy

    This piece was originally published on Right Wing Watch. People For the American Way filed suit against the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development today to demand the release of documents concerning reported changes in federal policy toward LGBTQ…

  • People For in Action
    Opposition to Poison Pill Campaign Finance Riders Remains Strong
    March 1, 2018 4:41 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Opposition to Poison Pill Campaign Finance Riders Remains Strong

    The federal government has been running on temporary funding since the last fiscal year ended on September 30, 2017. One shutdown showdown after another has yet to produce lasting results while Trump and the GOP Congress continue to put Dreamers…

  • News and Analysis
    A Reminder of Chuck Grassley’s Perfidy on Judicial Nominations
    February 28, 2018 12:54 pm | By Paul Gordon

    A Reminder of Chuck Grassley’s Perfidy on Judicial Nominations

    The Senate is holding a confirmation vote this week that exemplifies the GOP’s abandonment of the norms that undergird our democracy. South Carolina judicial nominee Marvin Quattlebaum would fill a judicial vacancy that exists only because Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck…

  • Federal Update
    Right-Wing Justices Deal Serious Blow to Even Legal Immigrants, Including Dreamers
    February 28, 2018 11:37 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Right-Wing Justices Deal Serious Blow to Even Legal Immigrants, Including Dreamers

    In a sharply divided ruling on Tuesday in Jennings v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court overruled an appellate court decision that said that all immigrants detained by the federal government were entitled to a bond hearing every six months and could…

  • People For in Action
    Trump Administration Undermines Human Rights with State Department Censorship
    February 28, 2018 11:00 am | By Jen Herrick

    Trump Administration Undermines Human Rights with State Department Censorship

    State Department officials working on an annual global human rights report have reportedly been instructed to trim passages on reproductive rights and gender- and race-based discrimination. This latest instance of Trump administration censorship will weaken the report and may embolden…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW and Allies Rally for Workers’ Rights
    February 28, 2018 9:30 am | By Bradley Williams

    PFAW and Allies Rally for Workers’ Rights

    Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and be treated with dignity and respect at work. Now, fifty years…

  • Federal Update
    One Last Chance to Save the Internet
    February 27, 2018 6:02 pm | By Rio Tazewell

    One Last Chance to Save the Internet

    The battle to save the internet is not over yet. During the “Operation: #OneMoreVote” day of action on Tuesday, thousands of people rallied across the country to pressure members of Congress to vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution,…

  • Op-Ed
    Trump’s Most Dangerous Attack on Racial Justice May Be His Judges
    February 27, 2018 3:41 pm | By Katie O’Connell

    Trump’s Most Dangerous Attack on Racial Justice May Be His Judges

    Donald Trump’s racism has been clear since he launched his campaign for president. Now as president, he has had the power and opportunity to double down through destructive speeches and executive orders that imperil communities of color in America. What…

  • People For in Action
    Trump Administration Wants a Free Pass for Manager of Deeply Flawed D.C. Voucher Program
    February 27, 2018 1:40 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Trump Administration Wants a Free Pass for Manager of Deeply Flawed D.C. Voucher Program

    The deeply flawed D.C. private school voucher program clearly needs more accountability, not less, yet the Trump administration is walking away from its responsibility to protect D.C. students. In their latest troubling move, the Trump-DeVos Department of Education has proposed…

  • People For in Action
    Civil Rights Nominee Kenneth Marcus Won’t Protect All Students’ Civil Rights
    February 27, 2018 9:50 am | By Jen Herrick

    Civil Rights Nominee Kenneth Marcus Won’t Protect All Students’ Civil Rights

    On October 30, President Trump nominated Kenneth Marcus to lead the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions held a hearing on the Marcus nomination on December 5 and reported him to…

  • Op-Ed
    Attack On Pennsylvania Supreme Court Is An Attack On The Rule Of Law Itself
    February 26, 2018 5:49 pm | By Khizr Khan

    Attack On Pennsylvania Supreme Court Is An Attack On The Rule Of Law Itself

    This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Congratulations of a cynical sort are in order for Republican Pennsylvania state Rep. Cris Dush, who has accomplished something notable. By urging his fellow GOP legislators to impeach five Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices who…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: The Census is a Civil Rights Issue
    February 23, 2018 2:59 pm | By Christin “Cici” Battle, Drew Courtney

    The Progressive Happy Hour: The Census is a Civil Rights Issue

    For some people the census is a form they fill out every ten years and never think about again, but the decennial census count affects our lives and our democracy in profound ways. In the February 23 episode of “The…

  • News and Analysis
    New Analysis Shows SCOTUS Union Case Will Particularly Impact Black Women
    February 23, 2018 11:59 am | By Layne Amerikaner

    New Analysis Shows SCOTUS Union Case Will Particularly Impact Black Women

    On Monday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, an enormously important case that threatens to undercut the ability of working people to come together in unions. A new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows…

  • News and Analysis
    Unusual Friend-of-the-Court Briefs May Make a Difference in Crucial Supreme Court Union Case
    February 21, 2018 11:59 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Unusual Friend-of-the-Court Briefs May Make a Difference in Crucial Supreme Court Union Case

    This post originally appeared on Medium. Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which right-wing activists hope will lead a conservative Court majority to deal a “crushing blow to organized labor.” The case…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: One Year of Jeff Sessions
    February 16, 2018 2:54 pm | By Christin “Cici” Battle, Drew Courtney, Diallo Brooks

    The Progressive Happy Hour: One Year of Jeff Sessions

    Jeff Sessions has now been attorney general for one year, and under his leadership, much of the Justice Department’s past progress in safeguarding civil rights is rapidly being eroded. In the February 16 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” hosts…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Judicial Nominees Hall of Shame Gains a New Member
    February 15, 2018 6:29 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Judicial Nominees Hall of Shame Gains a New Member

    With Donald Trump in the White House, it seems that hostility to LGBTQ equality is a ticket to a lifetime position as a federal judge. Kyle Duncan, Jeff Mateer, Matthew Kacsmaryk, Damien Schiff, Mark Norris, and Steve Grasz are among…