Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) announced its endorsement of Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), a progressive champion running to replace Sen. Marco Rubio in the United States Senate.
“As a member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Grayson has stood out as a fiercely independent fighter who can get things done in the face of continued GOP obstruction,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “He’ll be a strong progressive voice in the U.S. Senate for critical issues like campaign finance reform, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and much more. PFAW is proud to endorse such a progressive champion as Rep. Grayson.”
“Starting at the age of 13, I was an avid viewer of All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and the other great Norman Lear TV creations. These shows not only brought photorealism to television, but also depicted and embodied the great dialogue in American politics: privilege vs. equality, power vs. justice,” said Rep. Grayson. “One could say that everything I need to know in life I learned from Norman Lear. And then he founded the first great mass organization in modern American politics, People for the American Way. People for the American Way has carried the torch for justice, equality, compassion and peace for two generations now. I was proud to become a member, three decades ago. I am even more proud to enjoy its endorsement today.”
Grayson has been committed to progressive values his entire life. In Congress, Rep. Grayson has stood up for working families, from passing legislation to protect workers to enacting tax cuts that make college more affordable to ensuring Wall Street executives couldn’t pad their wallets with bailout funds. His commitment to protecting seniors through vowing to never cut Social Security or Medicare particularly shines through.
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.