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  • 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…

  • 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…