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More of the Same, As Grassley Delays More Judicial Nominees
Grassley needlessly delays a committee vote on judicial nominees, just as Republicans have done for almost every one of Obama's judicial nominees.
95 Senate Roll-Call Votes While Lynch Waits for Hers
McConnell needs to drop his ridiculous demand that the Senate approve an unrelated bill before he allows a confirmation vote for attorney general.
Clinton’s Focus on Fighting Money in Politics Mirrors Americans’ Commitment to the Issue
With the movement to take back our democracy from wealthy special interests growing by the day, some of the country’s top political leaders are taking note and bringing the issue of money in politics front and center for 2016. Yesterday...
Education Without Discrimination: Creating Safe Schools for All Students
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PFAW Foundation and Leadership Programs Support #Unite4Marriage
Marriage equality supporters are currently organizing around the April 28 oral arguments before the Supreme Court and a ruling expected in the coming months on whether the fundamental right to marry enshrined in the US Constitution is limited to opposite-sex couples. There will be events in DC and in communities across the country.
Hillary Clinton To Make Money in Politics a Focus of Her Campaign
WASHINGTON – According to media reports, today presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed support for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics, with campaign finance reform set to be one of the four pillars of her...
Where is Pat Toomey on Phil Restrepo's Nomination?
Five months into Pennsylvanian Phil Restrepo's nomination, Chuck Grassley has not scheduled a hearing. What is Pat Toomey doing to help?
Mitch McConnell: Doing the Least He Can Possibly Do
Lest anyone think that Mitch McConnell hasn’t been paying attention to the judicial vacancy crisis or the Americans who pay the price when their cases are delayed or relocated, today everything changed: today Senator McConnell allowed a vote on … one judicial nominee!
People For the American Way's New Spanish-Language Radio Ad Calls Out Marco Rubio
In anticipation of Marco Rubio’s announcement that he is running for President, People For the American Way launched a Spanish-language radio ad criticizing Rubio for his dangerous agenda that ignores the interests of working families,...
Lindsey Graham Says We Need an Amendment to Fix Money in Politics
At an event with a local television station in New Hampshire this weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham was asked a question about what he would do to fight big money in politics. In his response, Graham pointed to the need for a constitutional amendment to...
#DemandDemocracy: Congressman Sarbanes Supports Solutions to #GetMoneyOut
Americans are fed up with the amount of money being spent in our political system. Fortunately, some members of Congress understand this frustration and are fighting for solutions to level the political playing field and create a democracy that is...
The GOP Finally Allows a Judicial Confirmation Vote
Later today, the Senate is scheduled to vote to confirm Alfred Bennett to the Southern District of Texas. But if McConnell is expecting congratulations, he should expect to wait a long time … just as he forces judicial nominees to wait for a confirmation vote.
People For the American Way Launches Spanish-Language Radio Ad Criticizing Rubio for Dangerous Agenda
In anticipation of Marco Rubio’s announcement that he is running for President, People For the American Way launched a Spanish-language radio ad criticizing Rubio for his dangerous agenda that ignores the interests of working families,...
Maryland Passes Bill Bolstering Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated People
Today the Maryland legislature passed a bill that would allow people to regain the right to vote as soon as they are released from prison. The legislation rights a wrong in current Maryland law, which denies people voting rights until their entire...
The Courts Have to Matter to LGBTQ Americans
The following is a guest post by Erik Lampmann, a 2011 Young People For (YP4) Fellow. It is cross-posted on the Alliance for Justice blog and the YP4 blog. Federal courts routinely hand down judgments that affect everyday Americans at an...
New Report Examines Supreme Court’s “Citizens United Era”
People For the American Way Foundation's latest report explores the extreme pro-corporate jurisprudence of the Supreme Court in recent years, identifying parallels to the Court’s infamous Lochner era a century ago. “The Supreme Court...
New Report Examines Supreme Court’s “Citizens United Era”
A new report released today by People For the American Way Foundation explores the extreme pro-corporate jurisprudence of the Supreme Court in recent years, identifying parallels to the Court’s infamous Lochner era a century ago. “The...
The Supreme Court in the Citizens United Era: A Century After the Lochner Era, the Roberts Court Imposes a Startling New Corporatism on America
People For the American Way Foundation's latest report explores the extreme pro-corporate jurisprudence of the Supreme Court in recent years, identifying parallels to the Court’s infamous Lochner era a century ago.
Warren Buffett: Citizens United Pushes U.S. Toward a Plutocracy
In a wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow released this week, Warren Buffett had some strong words about Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United that have handed increasing political power to the super-rich. Responding to a...
Half a Million Americans Urge President Obama to Shine a Light on Dark Money
This afternoon activists from PFAW and ally groups participated in a petition delivery at the White House calling on President Obama to issue an executive order requiring corporations that receive government contracts to disclose their political...
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