Fighting the Right

Phil Robertson: Hillary Clinton Lies Because Satan Controls The Democratic Party

Phil Robertson joined “Breitbart News Daily” this morning to promote his new movie, “Torchbearer,” which was directed by Breitbart chairman turned Donald Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon and produced by Trump aide and Breitbart contributor David Bossie.

Robertson said that America is in need of a “spiritual fix,” and that Democrats have driven out God. The “living proof” of this, he said, is Hillary Clinton, who “has a hard time telling the truth because the Evil One is the Father of Lies.”

Our founding fathers warned us repeatedly to never let this day come, but the day has now come upon us. I mean, think about it. The Democratic Party on [inaudible] when Barack Obama ran, they literally booed God out of the Democratic Party. I mean, not only ran Him out and took His name out of their platform, they booed Him out. So, you get what you ask for, so here we are. So the bottom line is, [when someone said they] entertain the thought of maybe voting for Hillary Clinton, I said, they ran God out of the Democratic Party. She has a hard time telling the truth because the Evil One is the Father of Lies, according to Jesus, and she’s living proof of it, my man.

A Lou Engle Hit Parade

Lou Engle's public demeanor is unforgettable, often rocking back and forth, almost always shouting in a raspy voice. Here's a selection of video, audio, and printed resources. You may find yourself unable to stop watching!

PFAW Statement on Selection of Andy Puzder as Department of Labor Secretary

In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Andy Puzder as Department of Labor Secretary, People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Andy Puzder is the last person to entrust with protecting the rights of American workers. He’s yet another Trump appointee whose record stands in direct opposition to the responsibilities of the job he or she’s being handed of the cabinet department they're being handed. His nomination is an attack on working people all across the country.

“Puzder’s restaurants have an abysmal record when it comes to treating employees with respect. He lacks any qualifications to represent the interests of workers; but he has one selling point that’s obviously important to Donald Trump: Puzder was a major donor to his campaign, as were Betsy Devos, Linda McMahon, Steven Mnuchin and others. Trump hasn’t even been sworn in yet, and it’s clear the swamp he said he would drain is filling up with alligators.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

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PFAW Statement on Selection of Ben Carson as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Ben Carson as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan released the following statement:

“Ben Carson’s nomination adds to Trump’s never-ending list of nominees who are dangerously unfit for their assigned positions. Carson is manifestly unqualified to serve as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. His limited record on housing issues seems to consist entirely of attacking desegregation programs. He’s spent more time sharing his bizarre views on the Egyptian pyramids and LGBT equality than he has talking about the issues he’d be responsible for in this role.

“Senators should use Carson’s confirmation hearings to ask tough questions not only about his views on desegregation and discrimination, but also his knowledge of and ability to oversee the day-to-day responsibilities of the department."

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

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The Final Push: PFAW’s Latinos Vote! Get Out the Vote Efforts

In addition to PFAW’s efforts dating back to early 2015 to expose and counter the Right and get out the Latino vote this election, PFAW was on the ground in Pennsylvania and Arizona in the final days leading up to the election.

Saturday and Sunday, we focused on get out the vote efforts among Latino communities in Pennsylvania, a state where the Latino vote can be decisive. On Saturday, PFAW Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo addressed voters and activists at a rally hosted by Make the Road Action in Allentown, PA focused on why Donald Trump and Senator Pat Toomey stand with Wall Street, not working families. Over 40 percent of Allentown residents are Latino, and nearby Reading is the only city in Pennsylvania with a majority Latino population.


Allenton, PA Get Out the Vote Rally

On Sunday, actress Lauren Velez (How to Get Away with Murder, Dexter, I Like It Like That) joined PFAW and local groups including NCLR Action and For Pennsylvania’s Future for door knocking and a canvass kickoff. Speakers addressed the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant agenda of Donald Trump and Pat Toomey and the importance of everyone getting out to vote.


Actress Lauren Velez, PFAW's Lizet Ocampo in Philadelphia, PA

Lauren Velez took a quick break from knocking doors for a Facebook Live interview with Latina Magazine about why she joined PFAW in Pennsylvania to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton and senate candidate Katie McGinty:


On Sunday night through Election Day, Lizet Ocampo joined PFAW’s team in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to knocking on doors, our team joined a midnight canvass on Monday night, in which volunteers left flyers with essential election information at voters’ door. On Tuesday, Lizet joined Democracy Now! to analyze election results as they came in. While Hillary Clinton did not win the state, Phoenix’s virulently anti-immigrant sheriff Joe Arpiao was defeated, thanks to Latino voters rejecting his hateful rhetoric and unconstitutional actions.

In addition to these on-the-ground efforts as part of our Latinos Vote! program, PFAW had Spanish-language anti-Trump, anti-Republican TV, radio, and digital ads running in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and North Carolina.

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PFAW Statement on Trump’s Selection of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

In response to reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Betsy DeVos as his nominee to become secretary of education, People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Betsy DeVos has a long record attacking public education. If confirmed, DeVos would use her position in government to expand and intensify her efforts to undermine public schools. This nomination is bad for our schools, bad for our students and bad for our country.

“We’ve seen time and again that schemes to privatize our public education system aren’t about improving educational outcomes: they’re about pushing right-wing ideology and feeding corporate profits. We have to stand up for our public schools and oppose those who seek to undermine them.”

Earlier this year, People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch wrote about the DeVos family’s extensive funding of anti-public education work.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

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We Can’t Win a Fight We’re Not In

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post.

In this wrenching week, I have been thinking about something my former boss Paul Wellstone liked to say: “You’ve got to start a fight to win a fight.”

An animated professor-turned-senator from Minnesota, Paul’s willingness to be confrontational, and his refusal to back down from a fight he believed in, was central to his political and organizing strategy. It’s a lesson that the progressive movement and everyone who holds dear the values of equal justice, democracy, and basic compassion can take to heart this week: we can’t win a fight we’re not in.In 2002, he took a risky stand when he announced his opposition to the Iraq Warduring a tight reelection campaign. I remember that day in our senate office. After his floor speech, our phones started ringing off the hook. He knew that his position might put his job at risk, but the majority of the calls turned out to be calls of support. “I don’t agree with you,” they said, “but I appreciate that you took a principled stand.”

In this election our country took a devastating blow, especially so for women and racial and religious minorities. Many of our fights going forward—from the Supreme Court to abortion rights to immigrant rights—will be uphill battles, to say the least. But principled stands in support of our values, in support of fundamental rights, in support of a country where everyone is safe from violence and hate: these are more important stances than ever. If we don’t show up, the fight has been lost before it started.

To be clear, this fight is unlike any I’ve seen in my lifetime. Our next president has made it known that he does not respect our democratic norms. He has incited violence against protesters, threatened to open up libel laws in order to go after journalists, proposed a ban on all Muslims, casually declared that he might not accept the results of our election. He made a man who promotes white nationalism and anti-Semitism his chief strategist in the White House. This is not business as usual: it is a crisis for our democracy and for our values.

But it also means that the work to protect those values took on a profound new importance overnight. We can’t win a fight we’re not in.

Paul put himself in the middle of a number of fights that seemed impossible, and which sometimes turned out to be doomed efforts. In the mid-1990s, as public assistance programs were being gutted and every other Senate Democrat running for reelection got on board with the cuts, Paul was resolute in his opposition. He told a journalist, “You could stick a gun to my head, and I’m not going to vote for a bill that will hurt children.” Despite the fact that most of his constituents favored the cuts, his numbers shot up in the polls.

 
 
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People For the American Way Statement on Nomination of Jefferson Sessions as US Attorney General

In response to media reports today that President-elect Donald Trump would nominate Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan issued the following statement:

“The last time Senator Sessions sought Senate confirmation was 1986 when he was nominated to be a federal judge. Despite the fact that Republicans controlled the chamber at the time, he was rejected because of a long history of racially insensitive remarks and a disastrous record on civil rights.

“In the last 30 years, Sessions has done nothing that demonstrates that the Senate’s judgement was incorrect or that he’s learned from his mistakes. Instead, he’s spent years making a name for himself as one of the Senate’s most extreme anti-immigrant voices, even attacking the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship. As a senator he’s voted in favor of torture programs under the Bush administration and opposed hate crime protections for LGBT people.

“If anyone still thinks that Donald Trump might govern with more responsibility or moderation than he campaigned, this nomination is a wakeup call. The Senate should reject this nomination.”

Last week, Donald Trump was elected president despite receiving more than one million fewer votes than his opponent, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

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PFAW Statement on Possible Attempts to Create Registry Of Muslims

In response to statements indicating that president-elect Donald Trump is considering a registry targeting Muslims in the United States, as well as statements from a key Trump supporter citing Japanese internment camps as precedent for such an action, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan issued the following statement:

“The internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War is an ugly stain on our nation’s history. Republicans at every level should rush to condemn any hint that we’d repeat that mistake by targeting Muslims or any other minority group.

“To be clear: Donald Trump’s campaign promise to create a registry of Muslims is unconstitutional and un-American. Any elected official or public leader who purports to care about religious liberty has an obligation to speak out against this repugnant attack on the First Amendment. Politicians who brush these threats aside are complicit in the worst kind of bigotry.”

Last week, Donald Trump was elected president despite receiving more than one million fewer votes than his opponent, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Ask Your Representative to Condemn Hate: Sample Script on Steve Bannon

This week president-elect Donald Trump decided to name Steve Bannon to a top White House position. Bannon is the former head of far-right outlet Breitbart News, which openly promoted white nationalism, misogyny, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism under Bannon’s leadership.

Neo-Nazis and white nationalists immediately celebrated the decision to elevate Bannon, and it is critical and urgent that people of conscience call our elected officials in Congress and urge them to speak out against hate by condemning Bannon’s new position.

Maybe you’ve never called your member of Congress before. That’s okay: now is a great time to start.

Here’s how it works. Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Tell them your senator's or representative’s name, and they will connect you to their office. (Don’t know who represents you? Look it up here.)

When someone from the office answers, tell them that it is unconscionable for a man who has promoted white nationalism and other hateful ideologies to be serving as a top White House official.

If you’re unsure of what to say, here is a sample script:

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent of Representative _______/ Senator _________. I’m calling because I’m concerned about Donald Trump naming Steve Bannon as his chief White House strategist. Bannon ran a website openly promoting white nationalism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and more. White supremacists and the American Nazi Party are publicly celebrating his appointment.

I’m calling to see if Rep. _________ / Senator ___________ plans to publicly condemn Trump’s choice to name Bannon to a top White House position?

[If there are any questions, reiterate your concerns.] Yes, please express to Rep. ______/ Sen. ________ that Bannon doesn’t represent our values, and that I am asking him/her to take a principled, public stand against this kind of hate.

Thanks for your time.

After you call, you can share this graphic online to urge your friends to do the same:

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People For the American Way Calls on Congressional Republicans to Denounce Trump’s Choice of Steve Bannon

President Elect Donald Trump, who received fewer votes than his opponent Hillary Clinton, named Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor. In response, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan released the following statement:

“By choosing Steve Bannon as chief strategist, Trump has made clear that he intends to carry the racism and anti-Semitism of his campaign straight into the White House. The website Bannon ran is a home for the White Nationalist Right that elevates racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic tirades and conspiracy theories.

“Congressional Republicans need to stand up and call out Trump for choosing Bannon as a senior adviser and ‘equal partner’ to Trump’s Chief of Staff. This isn’t about partisan politics; no one with Bannon’s record should be anywhere near the White House.”

For more information about Steve Bannon or Brietbart, or to request an interview on PFAW’s call for Republicans to denounce Trump’s choice of Bannon, please email media@pfaw.org.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

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People For the American Way Statement on the Election Results

Following Donald Trump’s last night, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan released the following statement:

“We’re profoundly troubled that a man who has stood so vehemently against fundamental American principles will become the next President of the United States. This is not business as usual. Trump spent his campaign attacking immigrants, people of color, Muslims, women, and so many others. He’s challenged First Amendment freedoms and shown a deep disregard for our Constitution.

“Over the course of Trump’s presidency, People For the American Way will work harder than ever to defend the rights of every American. We will continue to combat extremism no matter who or where it comes from, and we will fight hard to protect the American Way.”

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People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote!, Priorities USA Announces Spanish-Language Radio Ad in Arizona Targeting Donald Trump & Republicans

Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) in partnership with Priorities USA announced a new Spanish-language radio ad in Arizona that calls on listeners to reject the anti-immigrant agenda of Donald Trump, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Republicans by voting against them. The high-saturation ad buy includes Spanish language radio in the Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma media markets, as well as digital Spanish stations on Pandora radio.

“Trump and the Republicans have abandoned fundamental American values and turned their backs on our history as a nation of immigrants. They’ve denigrated immigrants, Latinos, Muslims and countless others,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “But with record voter turnout, Trump and the Republicans will lose because of their bigotry, including in typically red states like Arizona. This year, Arizona Latinos in particular have the ability to reject hate and determine who wins and who loses in the state.”

“Donald Trump gave one of his most sickening anti-immigrant speeches of his campaign in Arizona, but luckily Arizonans can make their voices heard against hate and defeat him and the Republicans through their voting power,” said People For the American Way’s Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo. “Trump, John McCain, Joe Arpaio, Jan Brewer, and the Arizona Republican Party don’t respect Latino communities. They push anti-immigrant policies and reject the priorities of most Latinos. That’s why it’s so important that Latino voters show up in record numbers this year to defeat the anti-immigrant Republicans on the ballot.”

PFAW efforts in Arizona this election cycle:

Listen to the radio ad: 

Script:

Announcer: Desde el principio, Donald Trump nos ha faltado el respeto en nuestro propio estado de Arizona - detallando su plan
masivo de deportación.
Trump: You’re going to have a deportation force.
Announcer: TRUMP nos pinta como criminales, pero ni siquiera tiene las cualificaciones para ser presidente. Hemos encarado muchas agresiones en contra de nuestra comunidad, pero VOTANDO vamos a unirnos y derrotar ese odio que nos demuestran Trump, Joe Arpaio y los Republicanos! La ex gobernadora republicana Jan Brewer le dijo a Trump que no se preocupara porque los latinos no votan. Este martes, 8 de noviembre, se escuchará el poder de nuestras voces y nuestros votos!
Announcer: Ahora es nuestro tiempo. Es nuestro momento. Votemos por Hillary Clinton!

Translation:

Announcer: From the start, Donald Trump has disrespected us in our very own state of Arizona - detailing his mass deportation plan.
Trump: You’re going to have a deportation force.
Announcer: Trump paints us as criminals but doesn’t even have the qualifications to be president. We have been through a lot of attacks against
our community, but, by VOTING and coming together, we can defeat the hate we've seen from Trump, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and the Republicans.
Former Republican Governor Jan Brewer told Trump not to worry because Latinos don't vote. By Tuesday November 8th the power of our voices and our votes shall be heard.
Announcer: Now, it’s our time. It’s our moment! Let’s vote for Hillary Clinton!

PFAW Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo will be in Phoenix on Monday, November 7th and Election Day Tuesday, November 8th. To schedule an interview with her, please email media@pfaw.org.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program works to expose and counter anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies from Republican and far-right candidates, leaders, and elected officials.

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People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote! Announces Spanish-Language Radio Ads in Pennsylvania, North Carolina

Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) announced new Spanish-language radio ads in Pennsylvania and North Carolina as part of its Latinos Vote! program. The ad in North Carolina targets Burr’s anti-immigrant votes and his embrace of Donald Trump and encourages voters to support Deborah Ross and Hillary Clinton. The ad in Pennsylvania targets the dangerous agenda of Trump and Toomey and encourages voters to support Katie McGinty and Hillary Clinton.

“With Election Day rapidly approaching, we released these ads because in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina, Latino voters can be the margin of victory against Donald Trump and the Republicans,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “Senators Burr and Toomey have both spent their time in the Senate voting for anti-immigrant measures. They are part of the Party of Trump and it’s time to vote against the hateful, dangerous agendas of Trump and the Republican Party.”

“Those who stand with the Latino community stand strongly against Trump, yet sadly we’ve seen Richard Burr embrace Trump and Pat Toomey refuses to state his position in one way or another,” said PFAW Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo. “But Latino voters have seen more than enough of Trump: we reject his anti-immigrant hate, his insults against women, and his disrespect toward veterans. By turning out to vote in record numbers, we’ll ensure that Democrats win up and down the ballot this November.”

Listen to the Pennsylvania ad and read the script here.

Listen to the North Carolina ad and read the script here.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program works to expose and counter anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies from Republican and far-right candidates, leaders, and elected officials.

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Isabel Allende, Rita Moreno, Judy Reyes, Dolores Huerta Join People For the American Way for Bilingual Get Out the Vote Robocall Campaign Targeting Newly Registered Voters

Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) announced that tonight, newly registered voters in critical battleground states will receive bilingual robocalls urging them to vote from acclaimed author Isabel Allende, actress Rita Moreno, actress Judy Reyes, or civil rights leader Dolores Huerta. Latino voters who have registered as a Democrat or Independent since Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign will receive the call tonight. The calls into Pennsylvania are from Isabel Allende; calls into Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia and Colorado are from Dolores Huerta; calls into Nevada, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio are from Rita Moreno; and calls into Virginia are from  Judy Reyes.

“Latinos are on track this year to shatter voting records and cast the deciding ballots in the races for the White House and the Senate,” said PFAW Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo. “These new robocalls remind listeners that we’re counting on everyone to get to the polls on or before November 8th to reject the hate of Donald Trump and the Republicans.”

“Donald Trump is fundamentally at odds with American and immigrant values,” said civil rights leader and PFAW board member Dolores Huerta. “Through our votes, we can reject him and the Republicans pushing his anti-immigrant, damaging agenda. Almost all of the Republicans seeking our votes for the Senate and House of Representatives stood by—and continue to stand by—Trump after his attacks on immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities, and other Americans. But with Latino voters set to determine who wins the White House and who controls the Senate, our community has the powerful ability to reject Trump and the Republicans and instead cast our votes for those who stand against hate and with our communities.”

“Donald Trump is a racist who seeks to undermine American ideals and push dangerous policies. Latino voters must stop him and Republicans including Pat Toomey,” said Isabel Allende, whose calls will go to Pennsylvania voters tonight. “Trump and the Republicans stand against the policies and values that our communities stand for. From opposing comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, to blocking increases to the minimum wage, to obstructing legislation to advance equal pay for equal work, the Republicans are united in their anti-Latino, anti-women, anti-worker agenda.”

The robocalls ask voters to go to the polls on or before November 8th, depending on if states have early vote or not. Script of the Pennsylvania call from Isabel Allende:

Hello, this is Isabel Allende. I’m calling on behalf of People For the American Way to remind you to vote on November 8th. Have you made a plan to vote yet? We need to make sure to vote against Trump and his hate. Your vote matters and your community is counting on you.

Esta llamada es para recordarle que vaya a votar por Hillary y contra Trump el 8 de noviembre. Su voto contra Trump es importante para nuestra comunidad y para detener a Trump.

For questions or to request an interview on this campaign, please email media@pfaw.org.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program works to expose and counter anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies from Republican and far-right candidates, leaders, and elected officials.

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Renowned Artists, Gemini G.E.L, People For the American Way Partner to Get Out the Vote

People For the American Way (PFAW) was given a generous gift by Gemini G.E.L., who coordinated Artists for Obama in 2008 and 2012, to fund PFAW’s 2016 Get Out The Vote efforts. The gift includes selected signed editions from world renowned artists including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra. PFAW Foundation board member Carrie Mae Weems and Chuck Close have also donated limited edition works along with pieces by William Wegman and Cindy Sherman.

“We’re thrilled that Gemini G.E.L. and legendary artists have donated these iconic works of art to further PFAW’s efforts this election to get out the vote to Defeat Donald Trump and the Republicans supporting his dangerous agenda that’s directly at odds with fundamental American values,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “Our efforts—ranging from TV, radio, and digital ads to elevating celebrity voices to on-the-ground work holding Republicans accountable—will ensure record voter turnout against Trump and the Republicans’ hate. We’re proud to continue our long history of collaborating with artists of all kinds to help shape our democracy.”

You can view all the works here: www.pfaw.org/ElectionArtSale2016. The pieces will be sold online and at a PFAW fundraiser the evening of Tuesday, November 1st in New York and Thursday, November 3 at Gemini GEL in Los Angeles. 100% of the sales will benefit PFAW's get-out-the-vote efforts with Latino, youth, African American, and women voters in the 2016 election.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

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Senator Ayotte's Real Record on Equal Pay for Women

Like with her obstruction of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and his other federal judges, Senator Ayotte has made clear that she won't do her job on a lot of things. Ensuring equal pay for equal work seems to be one of them.
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People For the American Way Announces North Carolina Spanish-Language TV Ad Targeting Senator Richard Burr

Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) announced a Spanish-language TV ad as part of its Latinos Vote! program targeting North Carolina Senator Richard Burr for standing against Latino communities—and with Donald Trump. The ad calls on viewers to vote for Hillary Clinton and Deborah Ross.

“Rejecting bigotry and hate means voting not just against Donald Trump but against the Republicans backing him and his agenda as well. Richard Burr has a long history of anti-immigrant votes, and it’s unacceptable that he’s aligned himself with a presidential candidate as extreme as Donald Trump,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “Our ad uses Trump and Burr’s own words to underscore how important it is to get out to vote against them this year; we know that Latino voters can defeat Trump, Burr, and the Republicans.”

“Richard Burr has embraced a presidential candidate who calls immigrants ‘rapists’ and ‘killers,’ who brags about sexually assaulting women, who mocks people with disabilities. And then there’s Burr’s long record of voting against immigrants and Latino families,” said PFAW Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo. “That’s why Latino voters must cast their ballots against Donald Trump, Richard Burr, and Republicans up and down the ballot. The presidential, senate, and down-ballot races in North Carolina are likely to be extremely close this year, and the size of the Latino vote  in the state will likely be significantly more than Obama’s 2008 margin over McCain. Latino voters will decide who wins the state, and could determine overall who wins the presidency and control of the Senate.”

Watch the ad here:

Ad script:
VO : Aun cuando DonaldTrump dice esto:
Trump OC: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
VO: Richard Burr lo apoya:
Burr: “There's not a separation between me and Donald Trump.”
VO: Peor, Richard Burr votó 11 veces contra nuestros DREAMers y contra la reforma migratoria! Donald Trump, Richard Burr, y los Republicanos tienen políticas peligrosas para Carolina del Norte. iVOTEMOS por Hillary Clinton y Deborah Ross!
DISCLAIMER: People For the American Way es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio.

Ad translation:
VO: Even though Donald Trump says this:
Trump: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
VO: Richard Burr supports him:
Burr: “There's not a separation between me and Donald Trump.”
VO: Worse, Richard BURR voted 11 times against our DREAMers and immigration reform! Donald Trump, Richard Burr and the Republicans have a dangerous agenda for North Carolina. LET’S VOTE for Hillary Clinton and Deborah Ross!
DISCLAIMER: People For the American Way is responsible for the content of this advertising.

For more information on the ad, or to schedule an interview, please email media@pfaw.org.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program works to expose and counter anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies from Republican and far-right candidates, leaders, and elected officials.

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People For the American Way Releases Digital Video Featuring Star Sarai Gonzalez, Bomba Estereo’s ‘Soy Yo’

Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) released a Get Out the Vote music video, “Be You y Vota,” featuring Sarai Gonzalez and Bomba Estereo’s hit song ‘Soy Yo.’ In her now-famous style and inspired by the ‘Soy Yo’ music video, Sarai rejects Donald Trump’s hate by bringing everyone she knows to the polls to go vote. Speaking to Latino and bilingual audiences, the video is part of PFAW’s Latinos Vote! campaign.

Watch the video:

Sarai Gonzalez said, “I was excited to do this video because this election is so important. I’ve had enough of Donald Trump. He’s unkind and he’s dishonest. Even all the kids in my school know how racist he is and that he can’t be president. He would make America much worse, not better. That’s why everyone needs to vote.”

PFAW Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo added, “As Sarai makes clear in this new video, we don’t have to stand for Trump’s hate. But what we do have to do is go vote! More than ever before, in this election, Latino voters hold the keys to the White House. We’ll use the power of our vote to make our voices heard against Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s divisive agenda that would be devastating to Latino communities and all Americans.”

People For the American Way (PFAW) is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program works to expose and counter anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies from Republican and far-right candidates, leaders, and elected officials.

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Pollster Tom Jensen Joins PFAW Telebriefing on the State of the Election

On Thursday People For the American Way hosted a member telebriefing on the current state of the 2016 election cycle to discuss the latest poll numbers and what PFAW is doing to engage in the election.

Public Policy Polling director Tom Jensen joined the call to share recent polling data on both the presidential contest and key Senate races, providing an overview of the 2016 landscape just over two weeks before the election. PFAW’s Drew Courtney, Marge Baker, and Laura Epstein outlined some of the highlights of PFAW’s work in 2016 on engaging Latino voters and making the Supreme Court a winning election issue.

You can listen to the full telebriefing here:

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