Equality For All

African American Ministers in Action Reacts to Sinking of 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pentagon Study Confirms Discrimination in the Military is Harmful and Unnecessary

A long-anticipated Pentagon study released today finds that the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy can be ended without harming military effectiveness.

Senate Refuses to Move Forward on Paycheck Fairness Act

The Senate today voted to continue a filibuster on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure meant to help prevent sex-based wage discrimination. The measure came two votes short of the 60 needed for cloture.

People For the American Way Supports the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 3772)

Especially in this unsteady economy, people who are struggling to pay their bills shouldn’t have to worry about whether they are being discriminated against in the workplace.

Judge Halts Enforcement of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

A federal judge in California today ordered the military to immediately stop enforcing the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

Statement from Leslie Watson Malachi on Alveda King

Leslie Watson Malachi, Director of People For the American Way Foundation's African American Ministers Leadership Council, said, "Alveda King claims that, in fighting to deny women the freedom to make choices over our own bodies and to deny rights to gay and lesbian Americans, she carries on her uncle's legacy. We know better. African American women across the country are working to advance the values of freedom, equality, and justice, fighting for reproductive choice and the freedom of all people to marry.

Senate GOP Votes in Lockstep to Block DADT Repeal, DREAM Act

The Senate GOP voted in unison today to block efforts to take up the Defense Authorization bill, which was to be the vehicle for repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and passing the DREAM Act. No GOP Senator voted to proceed with the bill.
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