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Senate Takes Critical Step Toward Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The Senate today ended the filibuster of a bill that creates a path toward repeal of the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

YP4 Action Statement on Failure of the DREAM Act

In a 55 to 41 vote today, the Senate rejected an attempt to move forward on consideration of the DREAM Act, which would lay out a path to citizenship for young adults who were brought to the United States illegally as children, and who graduate from high school with the commitment to attend college or join the military.

Rebecca Thompson, Director of YP4 Action, said:

YP4 Action Supports the DREAM Act

Until the DREAM Act is passed, the United States will continue to treat innocent young people like criminals, and will deny them a chance to go to school, serve in the military, and contribute to our economy. We’ll keep fighting until every young person in America gets a fair shot at success.

People For the American Way Opposes DADT, Supports Repeal (Senate)

Nationwide polls and the Pentagon’s own working group have shown strong support for the right of servicemembers to serve their country openly and honestly. We ask you to make open service a priority by casting your vote to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

African American Ministers in Action Opposes DADT, Supports Repeal (Senate)

There is a time and a season for every activity, every purpose. Now is the time, this is the season to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

People For the American Way and African American Ministers in Action Support the DREAM Act

People For the American Way and African American Ministers in Action believe that if students are able to complete their education and work legally, they will become a vital part of our society able to contribute to our economy and live their own American dream. We strongly urge you to support the DREAM Act.

House Sends Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal to Senate

The House today passed a bipartisan stand-alone measure repealing the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, sending it to the Senate.

Meet the Leadership: Corporate America and the Religious Right’s New Team in the House

In PFAW's latest Right Wing Watch: In Focus report, we profile the House Republicans slated to take important party and committee leadership positions in the 112th Congress. The incoming leaders and chairmen profiled share a fealty to corporate America, eagerness to please the Religious Right, and, often, antipathy toward the core purposes of the committees they’re set to head.

People For the American Way Opposes DADT, Supports Repeal (House)

Nationwide polls and the Pentagon’s own working group have shown strong support for the right of servicemembers to serve their country openly and honestly. We ask you to make open service a priority by casting your vote to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

African American Ministers in Action Opposes DADT, Supports Repeal (House)

There is a time and a season for every activity, every purpose. Now is the time, this is the season to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

African American Ministers in Action Opposes DADT, Supports Repeal (Senate)

There is a time and a season for every activity, every purpose. Now is the time, this is the season to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

People For the American Way Opposes DADT, Supports Repeal (Senate)

Nationwide polls and the Pentagon’s own working group have shown strong support for the right of servicemembers to serve their country openly and honestly. We ask you to make open service a priority by casting your vote to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Anti-Health Care Lawsuit Succeeds in Virginia

A federal judge in Virginia has declared portions of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in a decision in the case brought by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Michael B. Keegan, President of People For the American Way, said:

Holding Judges Hostage

As the end of the 111th Congress approaches, 38 judicial nominees approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee are waiting for a vote on the Senate floor. Many of the nominees have been waiting for months, while a few have been waiting for almost a year.

PFAW Delivers 25,000 DISCLOSE Act Petitions to Senate

Today, People For the American Way delivered to Senate Rules Committee Chairman Charles Schumer more than 25,000 petitions urging the Senate to consider and pass meaningful campaign finance disclosure legislation.

Senate Republicans Block Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

In a procedural vote today, the Senate failed to end a filibuster on the Defense Authorization bill, which included a repeal of the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy

Congress Moves Closer to Passage of DREAM Act

Edging closer to becoming law, the House passed the DREAM Act yesterday and today the Senate took a procedural vote that temporarily delayed action on the measure in order to build more support for its consideration in the coming week.

The Violent Consequences of Glenn Beck’s Dangerous Rhetoric

In PFAW and Media Matters' new report shows that TV personality Glenn Beck’s explosive rhetoric has not only lent legitimacy to outlandish conspiracy theories, but has inspired real violence by those who subscribe to those theories.

The Ten Scariest Republicans Heading to Congress

In this report, we look into the ten scariest newly elected members of the House, all sharing rapidly anti-choice and anti-equality views, enthusiastic support from the Religious Right, and reactionary economic ideas.

Reid Seeks Pathway to Move DADT Repeal Forward

In a welcome move to ensure equality for all, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during remarks on the Senate floor today made clear his intent to continue working to permitt a vote on repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell in the near future.
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