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McCutcheon v. FEC Response Rally Hosted by People For The American Way at the Supreme Court
Within hours of the Supreme Court issuing its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, People For the American Way organized a rapid response protest, the first of over 140 that are taking place across the country today.  The protest featured key...
Amend the Constitution to Get Big Money Out of Elections
It's time to amend the Constitution to get big money OUT of elections and restore Government By the People.
PFAW Statement on McCutcheon v. FEC Decision
WASHINGTON – In response to today’s Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, a campaign finance case with vast implications for our democracy, People For the American Way’s executive vice president Marge Baker released...
New Hampshire Campaign to Become 17th State to Call for Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’ Stalls
Rising from her chair in the Senate chamber of the capitol building in Concord, New Hampshire – the country’s oldest chamber still in use, housing democratic debate since 1819 – State Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-21) was...
Sheldon Adelson Shops for Next GOP Candidate
The Washington Post reports today that Sheldon Adelson – the casino magnate who spent, with his wife, more than $92 million in the 2012 elections – is in the market for a 2016 GOP presidential candidate to support. After throwing reams...
Jamie Raskin Discusses Hobby Lobby and Corporate Religion
Artificial, for-profit corporations are now claiming to have religious liberty rights.
Over Thirty Towns in the Granite State Call for a Constitutional Amendment To Get Big Money Out of Politics
Over the past week in New Hampshire, in efforts supported by People For the American Way activists, 31 towns have passed resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United and...
Money Buys Political Access, New Study Confirms
We can file this under news that should shock no one: a new study has found that members of Congress and their top staffers are significantly more likely to meet with political donors than with other constituents.  The study – carried out...
PFAW Calls On Wisconsin Legislature to Give Voters a Choice On Big Money in Politics
MADISON – Yesterday Wisconsin State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) introduced SJR 68, a resolution that would place an advisory referendum on the November 2014 ballot calling for a federal constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S....
Tell Congress to Pass the Government By the People Act!
Help put the power in our democracy back where it belongs: In the hands of the People.
Leader Pelosi and Rep. Sarbanes Call for Government by the People Act and Reversal of Citizens United
Today Representative John Sarbanes was joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and others in introducing legislation to help put our democracy back where it belongs: in the hands of “We, the People.”  The Government by the...
PFAW Applauds Introduction of Government By the People Act
WASHINGTON – In response to today’s introduction of the Government By the People Act (H.R. 20), legislation that would allow political candidates to rely on small contributions to fund their campaigns, People For the American Way...
Four Years After Citizens United: A Faith Perspective
Four years ago this week, ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, the high court infamously gave corporations the distinction, the same constitutional right as real people -- as you and me -- to spend unlimited amounts of money influencing elections. Four years later we are still advocating a point that should be obvious: Corporations are not people.
The State Of The Union Is Unequal – Economically and Politically
In tomorrow’s State of the Union address, President Obama is expected to speak at length about growing income inequality in the United States, and his plans to address it.  Any plan to address income inequality must also address the...
On Fourth Anniversary of Citizens United, PFAW Celebrates Growing Movement for Amendment
WASHINGTON – On the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, People For the American Way president Michael Keegan issued the following statement: “The deeply misguided Citizens United...
PFAW and Allies Mark Citizens United Anniversary with Renewed Call for Constitutional Amendment
WASHINGTON – On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, eight pro-democracy groups are speaking out about the need to amend the Constitution to overturn that decision and protect the...
Students Take Action to Fight Money in Politics
In our continuing efforts to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related cases and restore Government Of, By, and For the people, PFAW Foundation is helping coordinate the Students United For Democracy coalition – a...
Supreme Court Hears Money in Politics Case, Activists Rally for Democracy
On October 8th, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCutcheon v. FEC, which has the potential to be the most destructive campaign finance case it has considered since Citizens United v. FEC.  In McCutcheon, the Court is examining the...
Karl Rove’s IRS Problem
Thanks to some tax-return digging, ProPublica found this week that the Karl Rove-connected Crossroads GPS actually spent at least $11 million more on political activities last year than they told the IRS. ProPublica’s Kim Barker reported:...
Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to ACA's Contraception Coverage
The Justices will address if for-profit corporations have religious liberty rights, and if the ACA violates the religious liberty rights of certain company owners.
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