Creating meaningful change means organizing in our own communities on issues that affect our rights, our opportunities, and our lives. People For the American Way leads a range of campaigns to support constitutional values under attack and to counter right-wing extremism. From fighting for a democracy that works for everyone to challenging attacks on equal rights, all of our campaigns are aimed at making strides toward a country where the promise of America is real for all Americans. Read more about our campaigns and get involved below.
Protecting the Right to Vote
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, known as the “crown jewel” of the civil rights movement, was gutted by a Supreme Court ruling in 2013, and Right continues to push an onslaught of discriminatory voter suppression tactics.
Fighting for Justice at the Justice Department
Under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department has already made all too clear its intent to walk away from this critical work and take our country in reverse.
Protecting Lower Courts
While the Supreme Court is what springs to mind when Americans think about our judicial system, the reality is that most federal cases never make it to the high court.
Defending Religious Liberty
Religious freedom is at the heart of the American ideal, but some seek to turn religious liberty from a shield into a sword that individuals and corporations can use to harm others by exempting themselves from laws that promote the common good.
Countering Attacks on Women’s Equality
The Right’s attacks on women’s rights and women’s health have reached a fever pitch and are likely to grow in coming years with right-wing groups emboldened by a political atmosphere increasingly hostile to women’s rights.
Fighting the Right’s Tax and Budget Agenda
PFAW members and activists are pushing back against Donald Trump’s tax plan and budget—because we know that these policies are statements of national priorities that affect the lives of all Americans.
Trump’s Dangerous Team
From an attorney general who is a civil rights foe to a top White House advisor who has promoted white supremacy, Trump and his team represent the most profound threat to the American Way that we’ve seen in decades.
Fighting Big Money in Politics
Citizens United v. FEC paved the way for corporations and wealthy donors to spend unlimited money to influence elections, creating an out-of-balance system where the size of your wallet determines the strength of your political power.
Protecting the Supreme Court
Supreme Court justices should understand that the Constitution protects all of us, not just the wealthy and privileged. But the GOP is bent on pushing right-wing ideologues onto the bench who do not demonstrate respect for our constitutional rights.
People For the American Way's Latinos Vote! program exposes and counters anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies. Over six election cycles, we’ve run bilingual media campaigns in swing states where the Latino vote can be decisive.
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