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  • People For in Action
    Congress Must Take Every Step Necessary to Protect Mueller and Rosenstein
    April 16, 2018 9:22 am | By Jen Herrick

    Congress Must Take Every Step Necessary to Protect Mueller and Rosenstein

    While the weekend passed without President Trump firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, People For the American Way is still on red alert for a Trump-induced constitutional crisis. In addition to activists who are ready…

  • People For in Action
    Governors Should Reject the Hate and Paranoia behind Trump’s National Guard Plan
    April 13, 2018 2:59 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Governors Should Reject the Hate and Paranoia behind Trump’s National Guard Plan

    President Trump's latest anti-immigrant salvo is to send National Guard troops to the southern border. People For the American Way won't stand for what PFAW Political Director Lizet Ocampo called "a stunt that’s all about fanning the hate and paranoia…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: Trump’s Money-in-Politics Corruption
    April 13, 2018 2:01 pm | By Drew Courtney, Diallo Brooks

    The Progressive Happy Hour: Trump’s Money-in-Politics Corruption

    From the beginning, the Trump administration has been marked by self-enrichment and lavish spending, from EPA head Scott Pruitt’s wasteful first-class travel to HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s $31,000 dining room set. In the April 13 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” Drew Courtney…

  • People For in Action
    ICE Should End Policy that Risks the Health and Lives of Pregnant Detainees
    April 13, 2018 1:14 pm | By Jen Herrick

    ICE Should End Policy that Risks the Health and Lives of Pregnant Detainees

    On March 29, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) went public with a policy shift that ends the presumption of release for pregnant detainees. The U.S. immigration system has proven itself woefully inadequate—with health- and life-threatening consequences—in addressing the reproductive health…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW and AAMIA Demand Oversight of Census Citizenship Question
    April 13, 2018 10:28 am | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW and AAMIA Demand Oversight of Census Citizenship Question

    On March 26, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced his approval of a politically motivated, untested census citizenship question requested by the "InJustice" Department. But it's not a done deal yet. Congress has the power to fix this problem, and People…

  • News and Analysis
    Louisiana Senator’s Support for Wendy Vitter is Undercut By His Own Statements
    April 12, 2018 9:09 am | By Paul Gordon

    Louisiana Senator’s Support for Wendy Vitter is Undercut By His Own Statements

    At Louisiana federal district court nominee Wendy Vitter’s April 11 confirmation hearing, she and Republican home state senator John Kennedy went to great lengths to obscure how her actions as an anti-choice activist make her unqualified for the bench. Vitter…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Renews Support for Honest Ads Act
    April 12, 2018 7:26 am | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW Renews Support for Honest Ads Act

    Last fall, People For the American Away endorsed the Honest Ads Act, which would help expose efforts undertaken by foreign interests to sabotage U.S. elections. PFAW cosigned a Senate letter and a letter urging Facebook and Google to take all…

  • People For in Action
    Reproductive Rights Allies Unite for Fair Courts
    April 11, 2018 1:35 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Reproductive Rights Allies Unite for Fair Courts

    People For the American Way was among nearly fifty organizations from the reproductive health, rights, and justice community who wrote to the Senate on April 9 to stand up for fair courts and against judicial nominees who place politics above…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Joins Allies for Civil Rights and Reproductive Rights to Oppose Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State
    April 11, 2018 7:26 am | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW Joins Allies for Civil Rights and Reproductive Rights to Oppose Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State

    On March 20, President Trump nominated Mike Pompeo, a former Republican member of Congress from Kansas who at the time was serving as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to follow Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. The Senate Committee…

  • News and Analysis
    Grassley Should Not Hold a Hearing for 3rd Circuit Nominee David Porter
    April 10, 2018 3:51 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Grassley Should Not Hold a Hearing for 3rd Circuit Nominee David Porter

    On April 10, President Trump nominated ultra-conservative David Porter to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Porter’s record is one of right-wing advocacy, including leadership of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Federalist Society, a far right legal group. Although Porter…

  • People For in Action
    Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter “Manifestly Unqualified” for a Lifetime Appointment
    April 6, 2018 3:45 pm | By Marge Baker

    Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter “Manifestly Unqualified” for a Lifetime Appointment

    People For the American Way and our pro-choice allies recently wrote to the Senate and described in detail the long record of extreme hostility to reproductive freedom that has led us to oppose Wendy Vitter's nomination to a seat on…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: Community Reintegration as a Social Justice Issue
    April 6, 2018 2:38 pm | By

    The Progressive Happy Hour: Community Reintegration as a Social Justice Issue

    For the hundreds of thousands of people released from prisons each year, what does community reintegration look like? In the April 6 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” co-hosts Christin “Cici” Battle and Drew Courtney sat down with Shae Harris, policy advisor for…

  • People For in Action
    People For Joins ACT Rally to End Racism
    April 5, 2018 12:57 pm | By Bradley Williams

    People For Joins ACT Rally to End Racism

    On the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, PFAW Foundation’s African American Religious Affairs program joined the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and dozens of organizational allies who gathered in Washington,…

  • People For in Action
    Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter Has a Long Record of Extreme Hostility to Reproductive Freedom
    April 5, 2018 12:53 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter Has a Long Record of Extreme Hostility to Reproductive Freedom

    On January 23, President Trump nominated Wendy Vitter to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hold Vitter's hearing on April 11. People For the American Way…

  • Op-Ed
    50 Years After King’s Death, A Legacy of Youth Leadership Endures
    April 4, 2018 11:51 am | By Christin “Cici” Battle

    50 Years After King’s Death, A Legacy of Youth Leadership Endures

    This post originally appeared on Medium. It was fifty years ago this week when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at just 39 years old, cutting short the life of one of the most visible and important civil rights…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: Rural Communities and Right-Wing Extremism
    March 30, 2018 1:24 pm | By Christin “Cici” Battle, Drew Courtney

    The Progressive Happy Hour: Rural Communities and Right-Wing Extremism

    Extreme segments of the Right are exploiting a void left by the absence of progressive investment in many rural communities, according to a new report out from Down Home North Carolina and People’s Action. In the March 30 episode of…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Foundation SCOTUS Brief: President Trump Has Encouraged Violence Against Muslims
    March 30, 2018 12:46 pm | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW Foundation SCOTUS Brief: President Trump Has Encouraged Violence Against Muslims

    President Trump's Muslim ban is scheduled to be back before the Supreme Court on April 25. This case represents Trump's third attempt to ban immigration from Muslim-majority countries, and it is still an unconstitutional affront to core American values. As…

  • People For in Action
    People For the American Way Joined Hundreds of Thousands to March for Our Lives
    March 30, 2018 12:41 pm | By Bradley Williams

    People For the American Way Joined Hundreds of Thousands to March for Our Lives

    This past weekend, PFAW and our affiliate PFAW Foundation’s leadership networks, Young People For and the Young Elected Officials Network, were out in full force to March for Our Lives. PFAW joined with members in D.C. to march in solidarity…

  • News and Analysis
    Right Wing Watch Experts Explain the Right Wing in the Age of Trump
    March 29, 2018 11:34 am | By Katie O’Connell

    Right Wing Watch Experts Explain the Right Wing in the Age of Trump

    On Wednesday, researchers from People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch project joined PFAW members for a telebriefing on their work tracking extreme Right movements and activists in the age of Trump. Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery opened by discussing…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW and Allies Rally Against Judicial Nominees Kyle Duncan and Thomas Farr
    March 29, 2018 10:49 am | By Bradley Williams

    PFAW and Allies Rally Against Judicial Nominees Kyle Duncan and Thomas Farr

    On March 6th, PFAW and allies rallied in front of the Supreme Court to show our opposition to Trump judicial nominees Thomas Farr and Kyle Duncan. Kyle Duncan, nominated to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Thomas Farr, nominated…