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  • People For in Action
    Business Must Act Campaign Encourages Companies to Protect their Staff and Shoppers from Gun Violence
    December 6, 2019 9:15 am | By 51279

    Business Must Act Campaign Encourages Companies to Protect their Staff and Shoppers from Gun Violence

    Over the last several decades, Americans across the nation have become increasingly affected by the toll of gun violence in our schools, places of worship, and in retail stores, restaurants and other public spaces. In August 2019, 22 people were…

  • People For in Action
    New Right Wing Watch Report Details Republicans’ Dangerous Voter Suppression Tactics in the Trump Era
    November 25, 2019 12:40 pm | By 62609

    New Right Wing Watch Report Details Republicans’ Dangerous Voter Suppression Tactics in the Trump Era

    A new PFAW Right Wing Watch report on voter suppression, released today, reveals the grand sweep of the right-wing national project to suppress the hard-won right to vote of Americans across the country—a project that accelerated as backlash to the outcome…

  • People For in Action
    California Senators Say NO to Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominee Patrick Bumatay
    November 21, 2019 10:44 am | By 28179

    California Senators Say NO to Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominee Patrick Bumatay

    On October 15, after two previous nominations to other seats, President Trump nominated Patrick Bumatay to be a United States judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee held VanDyke’s hearing on October 30, and his…

  • People For in Action
    Judicial Nominee Lawrence VanDyke Is an Unqualified, Ideological Extremist
    November 14, 2019 9:31 am | By 28179

    Judicial Nominee Lawrence VanDyke Is an Unqualified, Ideological Extremist

    On October 15, President Trump nominated Lawrence VanDyke to be a United States judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee held VanDyke’s hearing on October 30, and his committee vote is expected to take place…

  • People For in Action
    Trump Republicans’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Election Day
    November 8, 2019 6:02 pm | By

    Trump Republicans’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Election Day

    What a victory! We’re thrilled to celebrate the big progressive wins in Virginia with progressives and activists, where PFAW pulled out all the stops to FLIP both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly. Now Democrats control the state’s legislature for the…

  • People For in Action
    Julián Castro Appointing Judges to Protect LGBTQ+ Workers
    November 4, 2019 10:49 am | By 72284

    Julián Castro Appointing Judges to Protect LGBTQ+ Workers

    Democratic presidential candidates convened on October 26 at the 2019 People’s Presidential Forum in Las Vegas to field Nevada residents’ questions regarding priorities for the next president. During presidential candidate Julián Castro’s time on the stage, a transgender activist and…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Joins Allies and Sexual Assault Survivors to #ReclaimTheCourt
    October 31, 2019 9:55 am | By 72284

    PFAW Joins Allies and Sexual Assault Survivors to #ReclaimTheCourt

    Sunday, October 6, was the one-year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court when hundreds of protesters gathered in D.C. to hold each senator to account for their disastrous vote. Multiple women, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and…

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    Alec Baldwin Canvasses with PFAW: Virginia Candidates Represent “A Real Opportunity Here For Change”
    October 29, 2019 12:36 pm | By 72284

    Alec Baldwin Canvasses with PFAW: Virginia Candidates Represent “A Real Opportunity Here For Change”

    On Tuesday, actor and People For the American Way board member Alec Baldwin joined PFAW staff and community volunteers in Virginia to canvass and phone bank in support of Next Up Victory Fund endorsees Amanda Pohl, who is running for…

  • People For in Action
    Judicial Nominee Sarah Pitlyk Would Be an Advocate Against Abortion Rights on the Federal Bench
    October 28, 2019 12:17 pm | By 28179

    Judicial Nominee Sarah Pitlyk Would Be an Advocate Against Abortion Rights on the Federal Bench

    On September 9, President Trump nominated Sarah Pitlyk to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of Missouri. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Pitlyk's hearing on September 25 and has scheduled her committee vote for October 31. People For…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Foundation Brief Urges Supreme Court to Uphold DACA and Protect Dreamers
    October 22, 2019 5:00 pm | By 41734

    PFAW Foundation Brief Urges Supreme Court to Uphold DACA and Protect Dreamers

    On November 12, the Supreme Court will hear argument in three cases concerning the Department of Homeland Security's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. After a lifetime of living in the shadows, DACA has allowed many…

  • People For in Action
    The FBI’s Inability to Comply with Surveillance Protections Compels Congressional Action
    October 22, 2019 2:53 pm | By 41734

    The FBI’s Inability to Comply with Surveillance Protections Compels Congressional Action

    On October 8, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released alarming new information related to surveillance conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. People For the American Way and allied organizations followed with a letter…

  • People For in Action
    Health Should Not Depend on Immigration Status
    October 22, 2019 1:30 pm | By 41734

    Health Should Not Depend on Immigration Status

    Access to quality, affordable health care is a fundamental human right. People For the American Way supports the Health Equity and Accountability Act, which takes on racial and ethnic health disparities using an intersectional approach that addresses the numerous factors…

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    Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi Has a Record Steeped in Opposition to the Rights and Dignity of Others
    October 21, 2019 4:09 pm | By 28179

    Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi Has a Record Steeped in Opposition to the Rights and Dignity of Others

    On September 9, President Trump nominated Steven Menashi to be a U.S. federal judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Menashi's hearing on September 11 and has scheduled his committee vote for October 24.…

  • People For in Action
    #VotetheCourts2020: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Corruption in the Courts
    October 21, 2019 3:16 pm | By 72284

    #VotetheCourts2020: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Corruption in the Courts

    With the 2020 presidential election fast approaching, it’s important to keep the importance of the courts and of appointing fair-minded judges to these courts at the forefront of the debate. Since he took office, Trump has been appointing narrow-minded elitist…

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    PFAW Spends the Night Out with Cristela Alonzo
    October 17, 2019 11:31 am | By 72284

    PFAW Spends the Night Out with Cristela Alonzo

    On Friday, October 11, PFAW staff joined comedian and PFAW board member Cristela Alonzo at the D.C. showing of her “My Affordable Care Act” comedy tour at Miracle Theater. Alonzo’s D.C. show was scheduled days after the release of her…

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    PFAW and Allies #RiseUpOct8 and Rally Outside SCOTUS Building to Protect LGBTQ+ Workers
    October 16, 2019 2:34 pm | By 72284

    PFAW and Allies #RiseUpOct8 and Rally Outside SCOTUS Building to Protect LGBTQ+ Workers

    On Tuesday, October 8, the Supreme Court convened for oral arguments in three cases that could seriously affect LGBTQ+ workers throughout the country. The cases are discussed in detail in PFAW’s report Our Rights Are On the Line in the…

  • People For in Action
    Trump Should Withdraw Proposed Rule That Will Gut Fair Housing Protections
    October 11, 2019 5:11 pm | By 51279

    Trump Should Withdraw Proposed Rule That Will Gut Fair Housing Protections

    Our nation has a vested interest in making fair and equitable housing opportunities available to every individual. However, on August 19, the Trump administration proposed changes to the Fair Housing Act's disparate impact standard that will eliminate incentives for corporations…

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    Letter to the Moderators: The October Debate Should Address the Courts Issue
    October 11, 2019 2:02 pm | By 28178

    Letter to the Moderators: The October Debate Should Address the Courts Issue

    People For the American Way, an organization of 1.5 million members nationwide, today called upon the moderators and producers of the next Democratic presidential primary debate to raise the issue of federal courts at the event on October 15. PFAW…

  • People For in Action
    Impeachment Kicks Off At The Capitol
    September 27, 2019 5:27 pm | By 44533

    Impeachment Kicks Off At The Capitol

    On Thursday, September 26th, PFAW joined our allies at MoveOn, Indivisible and other organizations for a rally on Capitol Hill to support the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and call on Congress to continue taking steps to protect our Constitution…

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    Action for Banned Books Week: Call Out Policies that Keep Books From Incarcerated People
    September 25, 2019 5:50 pm | By 41753

    Action for Banned Books Week: Call Out Policies that Keep Books From Incarcerated People

    Advocates for Freedom of Expression, including People For the American Way, are urging people to sign a petition calling on Congress to take action against what they are calling “the largest book ban in America”—the “arcane and arbitrary systems of book restrictions”…