Freedom of Speech

Blinding Flash Accepted at West Chester Film Festival

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.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Illegal and Unconstitutional Bush Administration Domestic Wiretapping Program

Statement of People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas

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:

PFAWF Asks Court to Enforce FOIA Request on NSA Warrantless Domestic Spying

People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) today filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia seeking an injunction requiring the National Security Agency (NSA) to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed late last year. The complaint asks the court to enforce a request for documents related to recently disclosed warrantless wiretapping undertaken by the Bush administration.

PATRIOT Act Stopped In Senate

Rare Bipartisan Group Acts to Safeguard Civil Liberties

Following the vote to block the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act in the Senate today, People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas had the following statement:

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