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Ledyard, New York Town Board Fails to Uphold NY Marriage Equality Act

After meeting Monday night, the Town Board of Ledyard, NY has failed to address the Ledyard Town Clerk’s refusal to fulfill her lawful obligations and sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. The meeting was held after People For the American Way Foundation, working with the law firm Proskauer Rose, LLP, sent a letter to the town supervisor demanding that the town clerk be directed to certify the marriages of same-sex couples or to resign. Additionally, People For the American Way Foundation has launched a petition calling on the clerk to do her job according to the law or else resign.

PFAW Foundation Demands that NY Town Clerks End Marriage Discrimination

People For the American Way Foundation and Proskauer Rose, LLP, a global law firm, sent a letter this weekend to the Ledyard Town Board, demanding that the town’s clerk fulfill her legal duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples -- something she has yet refused to do.

People For the American Way Foundation Statement on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

"I hope that as we look back on the tragedy of September 11th, all Americans will take the opportunity to rededicate themselves to building a nation worthy of those we lost that day."

In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan issued the following statement:

The People For the American Way Foundation Community Reflects on the Tenth Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Members of the People For the American Way Foundation community reflect on the tenth anniversary of 9/11

PFAW Foundation Stands with Americans to Expose ALEC

Today, a group of concerned Americans held a press conference outside of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)’s summer meeting in New Orleans.

Americans Hurt by ALEC "Model Bills" Speak Out at ALEC Annual Meeting as Corporate Members & Politicians Vote on More State Legislation

On Wednesday, August 3, a teacher, a small business owner, a reverend and a disenfranchised voter will speak out at a press conference to unveil the real human toll of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)’s "model bills."

ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests In State Legislatures

Our Right Wing Watch In Focus looks at the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing policy group that funnels pro-corporate legislation to the states at the expense of citizens whose rights and interests are sold off to the highest bidder.

Barriers to Justice and Accountability: How the Supreme Court's Recent Rulings Will Affect Corporate Behavior

PFAWF's commentary to the Senate Judiciary committee reveals that, during its 2010-2011 term, the Supreme Court has severely undermined individuals’ ability to harness the power of law to rein in giant corporations’ excesses.

Supreme Court Strikes Another Blow to Clean Elections

The Supreme Court today, in a 5-4 decision, struck down the long-standing Arizona law providing matching funds for publicly financed candidates running against well-financed opponents.

In Two Decisions, Corporate Court Majority Rules with Drug Companies over Citizens

The Supreme Court today handed two victories to large drug companies over the citizens who had sought to hold them accountable.

The 2010-2011 Supreme Court Term: Corporate Power v. People’s Rights

Several times this term, a divided Supreme Court has let a right wing political agenda trump the law and common sense, to the detriment of the Constitution and the American people.

PFAW Foundation Report: ALEC—The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in State Legislatures

Today, PFAWF released its latest Right Wing Watch: In Focus report on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the quietly influential organization behind pro-corporate laws in states throughout the country.

RWW Video: Pat Robertson on Lesbians, Abortion, and Motherhood

Pat Robertson says liberals support reproductive choice in order to prevent married women from having babies and thereby make lesbians equal.

David Barton’s Christian Nation: Sham ‘Historian’ Hits the Big Time in Tea Party America

Who is David Barton? A new PFAW report explores the growing influence of the fast-talking, self-promoting, self-taught , self-proclaimed “historian” who is systematically misinforming millions of Americans about U.S. History and the Constitution – and increasingly influencing prominent Republican decision-makers.

Barton’s Bunk: Religious Right ‘Historian’ Hits the Big Time in Tea Party America

A new PFAW report explores the growing influence of David Barton, a fast-talking, self-promoting, self-taught , self-proclaimed “historian” who is systematically misinforming millions of Americans about U.S. History and the Constitution – and increasingly influencing prominent Republican decision-makers.

Glenn Beck Leaves Fox to Spend More Time with his Chalkboard

Fox News announced today that Glenn Beck will leave his program on the network by the end of this year.

The First Amendment Only Applies to Christians? PFAW Asks Candidates to Tell Bryan Fischer that the First Amendment Protects All Americans

People For the American Way today asked GOP presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Haley Barbour to publicly tell the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer that the First Amendment applies to all Americans, when they appear on his radio show later today.

Letter to Newt Gingrich from PFAW President Michael Keegan

March 25, 2011

Newt Gingrich
Newt Explore 2012
Post Office Box 550769
Atlanta, Georgia 30355

Letter to Mike Huckabee from PFAW President Michael Keegan

March 25, 2011

Governor Mike Huckabee
Huck PAC
P.O. Box 2008
Little Rock, AR 72203

Letter to Haley Barbour from PFAW President Michael Keegan

March 25, 2011

Governor Haley Barbour
Haley’s Leadership PAC
P.O. Box 1186
Jackson, MS 39215

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