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PFAW Members & Staff Join Hundreds for Anti-ALEC Rally in Dallas
People For the American Way members joined hundreds of protestors in Dallas this week to speak out against the right-wing extremism and corruptive influence of the American Legislative Executive Council – better known as ALEC. ALEC was in...
New Battleground State Poll Finds Voter Support for Candidates that Favor Amendment to Get Money out of Politics
Senate candidates, take notice: a new poll of 12 Senate battleground states released today finds that supporting a constitutional amendment to undo the damage of cases like Citizens United is not only good for our democracy, it’s good politics...
GOP Forces Cloture Petition on 100th Obama Judicial Nominee
Just imagine the damage to our courts if Republicans control the Senate during President Obama's last two years.
PFAW Challenges Perdue’s Record in New Spanish-Language Radio Ad
Following David Perdue’s win last week in the Georgia GOP Senate runoff, People For the American Way released a Spanish-language radio ad today challenging Perdue’s history on jobs, workers’ rights, and immigration. The ad exposes...
PFAW Receives Grant to Support Right Wing Watch Work
This week, People For the American Way received a grant from philanthropist Todd Stiefel’s Stiefel Freethought Foundation to support PFAW’s ongoing work monitoring and exposing the far Right. The $10,000 grant will be used to support the...
PFAW’s Latino Vote Program: Spanish-Language Radio Ad Challenges Perdue in Georgia
People For the American Way today launched its second Spanish-language radio ad of the cycle, challenging Georgia Senate candidate David Perdue and his extreme stances on jobs, workers’ rights, and immigration. The ad will air starting today...
PFAW Memo: GOP’s Base Clamors To Impeach Obama
To: Interested Parties From: Drew Courtney, Director of Communications, People For the American Way Date: July 29, 2014 Subject: GOP’s Base Clamors To Impeach Obama Nearly two years into President Obama’s second term, a do-nothing...
PFAW Applauds Confirmation of Pamela Harris
The Senate voted today to approve the nomination of Pamela Harris to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 50 to 43. Marge Baker, Executive Vice President at People For the American Way issued the following statement: “Pamela Harris...
Appeals Court Strikes Down Marriage Ban in Virginia, Ruling Will Also Affect Carolinas and West Virginia
Today the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. This is a historic step forward for equality in the South. Beyond Virginia, the ruling will also affect the other states covered by the 4th...
People For the American Way Foundation Congratulates Rabbi David Saperstein On Nomination to Be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
WASHINGTON — People For the American Way Foundation today congratulated board member Rabbi David Saperstein on his nomination by President Obama to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Rabbi Saperstein will step down...
PSSST -- Rand Paul Calls for End Run Around Roe v. Wade, Is Just Another Extremist
Beneath Paul's façade, one finds the same hypocrisy and extremism that have come to define the modern GOP.
Judicial Vacancies Wreaking Havoc In U.S. Courts
Judicial vacancies slow down courts’ work, drive up litigation costs, cause evidence to go stale, make it harder to settle civil cases, and even pressure defendants into pleading guilty, according to a report released this week by the Brennan...
David Perdue: Too Extreme for Georgia
On Tuesday, David Perdue triumphed over longtime representative Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Saxby Chambliss’ U.S. Senate seat. The former Dollar General CEO has never run for political office, a distinction he has made the...
What Hobby Lobby Shows Us About the Supreme Court and Civil Rights Laws: Winners and Losers in the Roberts Court
Share this article: This post was originally published at the Huffington Post. In its recent decision in Hobby Lobby, the conservative 5-4 majority -- Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and...
Senate Holds Hearing on Need for Disclosing Money in Federal Elections
If sunlight is the best disinfectant, our system of funding elections could use a whole lot more of it. This morning a Senate committee is holding a hearing on the DISCLOSE Act and the need for increased transparency surrounding money in federal...
The Right Wing's Inflammatory Reaction to the Border Crisis
Share this article: As we’re dealing with the refugee crisis on the southern border, right-wing elected officials have amped up their inappropriate, inflammatory rhetoric to dehumanize immigrants and attack...
Fourth Circuit Unanimously Upholds Obamacare Subsidies
Judge Davis's concurring opinion blasts the illogical premise and political nature of the anti-ACA lawsuit.
D.C. Circuit Old Guard Strikes Down Key Obamacare Subsidies Provision
Today's ruling from two GOP-nominated DC Circuit judges exemplifies why the Senate GOP fought so hard to prevent President Obama from naming anyone to that court.
PFAW and Allies Host Young Political Leaders Event at Netroots Nation in Detroit
As Netroots Nation wrapped up its visit to the Motor City on Saturday, PFAW partnered with LaunchProgress and the Michigan Democratic Party’s Youth Caucus to celebrate a strong slate of young progressive candidates running for office in the...
President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers
Today President Obama signed an executive order protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from workplace discrimination. In remarks this morning, the president said that our government “will become just a little bit fairer” today...
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