Petition congressional leaders to demand that Gonzales resign or be removed from office!
“President Bush is so unaccustomed to congressional oversight that he confuses accountability with partisanship. If the President were really interested in the public knowing the whole truth, he wouldn’t be trying to prevent White House aides from testifying publicly and under oath. President Bush is one of the few people left in Washington who has confidence in Attorney General Gonzales. It’s time for him to go. And that’s just the first step in cleaning up this administration.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—People For the American Way, which two years ago helped lead opposition to the confirmation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, today called for his resignation or removal as the first step toward holding the White House and Department of Justice accountable to the rule of law, and urged Congress to expand its oversight of the administration.
“I accept responsibility, but….” —Attorney General Gonzales at his press conference earlier today
Fundamental Protections Central to Our System of Justice Thrown By the Wayside as Senate Passes Election-Year Tribunals Bill
This legislation turns our system of justice upside down, betrays basic American values of fairness and justice, and undermines the rule of law. It gives the Bush administration a blank check to detain whoever it sees fit, and to use whatever interrogation techniques it wants, without oversight. What a disgrace.
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious: A Film about Fairness and How It Was Won was chosen to be shown at the West Chester Film Festival in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The film, produced by People For the American Way Foundation, tells the story of how a coalition of activists led Cincinnati voters to repeal an article of the city charter that required discrimination against gay people. Advocacy affiliate People For the American Way helped lead the coalition, which led to the only victory at the ballot box in 2004 for gay Americans. The West Chester festival runs October 6–8.
People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas issued the following statement in response to today’s federal district court ruling that the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic wiretapping program is illegal and unconstitutional: