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GOP on Immigration: No Wonder Poll Shows Latinos Prefer Democrat-Controlled Congress
A poll released last week by NBC/WSJ/Telemundo showed that Latinos prefer to see a Democrat-controlled Congress over a Republican one by a 2 to 1 margin, even while being frustrated with Washington as a whole. That’s no surprise considering...
GOP Blocks Paycheck Fairness Act a Fourth Time
Republican senators again filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, an act that would provide women with additional tools to identify and fight back against pay discrimination. This is the fourth time that Republicans have blocked this bill...
Edit Memo: Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Decisions Like Citizens United Debated in U.S. Senate, 55 Senators in Support
To: Interested Parties From: Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People For the American Way Date: September 16, 2014 Subject: Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Decisions Like Citizens United Debated in U.S. Senate, 55 Senators in Support...
Debo Adegbile, Justice Department Nominee Blocked By Senate, Joins Private Practice
Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, announced today that he would return to private practice. Adegbile’s confirmation was blocked earlier this year despite his...
PFAW Memo: Senate Needs to Confirm Pending Judicial Nominees
To: Interested Parties From: Paul Gordon, Senior Legislative Counsel, People For the American Way Date: September 15, 2014 Subject: Senate Needs to Confirm Pending Judicial Nominees There is probably little more than a week before the Senate goes...
Louisville Activists Protest McConnell's Vote Against Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
On Friday, PFAW members and local activists came out to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s West Louisville campaign office to hold him accountable for his support of big money in politics and for voting against the Democracy For All Amendment during this...
Activists Rally Outside Sen. McConnell’s Campaign Office in Louisville in Support of Constitutional Amendment
LOUISVILLE, KY — This afternoon, People For the American Way members and other activists rallied outside of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s West Louisville campaign office to protest “King Mitch’s” role in supporting big money...
Final day of Senate debate to #GetMoneyOut
The opposition lobbed a few final blows, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senators David Vitter of Louisiana and Mike Lee of Utah, repeating the same specious arguments made all week, but Democracy for All supporters stood firm.
Across the Country Activists Support Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
  While billionaires and corporations have been busy buying airtime to influence midterm elections, average Americans have been active in letting politicians know that they are sick and tired of big money in politics. As the Democracy for All...
Majority Senate Vote for Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics is Historic Milestone for Democracy
WASHINGON — Today a majority of the Senate voted in support of the Democracy for All Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn decisions like Citizens United and allow Congress and the states to set reasonable limits...
Third day of Senate debate to #GetMoneyOut
While America's foreign policy challenges and other critical issues dominated the Senate floor on Wednesday, debate on the Democracy for All amendment continued for a third day. Those opposed to getting money out of politics are even sounding like they're on our side. They ignore the fact that their points are very much among those that inspired Democracy for All in the first place.
Second day of Senate debate to #GetMoneyOut
When Senators returned to the floor on Tuesday for the second day of debate on the Democracy for All amendment, supporters continued to build a strong case for getting money out of politics, while the opposition ramped up its hyperbole.
No, Ted Cruz, The #GetMoneyOut Amendment Wouldn’t Censor SNL
Sen. Ted Cruz has been known to make some pretty outlandish comments about the Democracy for All Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment being debated in the Senate which would overturn decisions like Citizens United, but his latest may take...
Campaign Finance Reform Key to Confronting Climate Change
The science is settled – climate change is here and is already happening. For the past three decades climate scientists have warned that we must dramatically reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to avoid catastrophic climate destabilization....
Ted Cruz’s Favorite List of Political Donors is Missing One (Huge) Thing
In the ongoing Senate debate on the Democracy for All Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn decisions like Citizens United, Sen. Ted Cruz has taken to waving around a list of top political donors that ranks Koch...
Koch Brothers’ Libre Initiative Aims To Increase Conservatives’ Share of the Latino Vote
While President Obama announced a delay in taking executive action on immigration reform until after the 2014 elections, conservatives are pushing to expand their footprint in the Latino community. As Ed Morales wrote in this month’s The...
Money in Politics Fuels Student Loan Debt
Wall Street has found another way to make money at the expense of our future: student loan debt. The amount of debt held by recent graduates increased an astonishing 20 percent from 2011 to 2013, reaching a total of more than $1.2 trillion....
First day of Senate debate to #GetMoneyOut
Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois was there to set the record straight, about the true reality of this debate, and about the seriousness with which Democracy for All supporters have approached this historic step forward in the movement to take back our democracy from powerful corporations and billionaires.
PFAW Members Rally Outside Sen. McConnell’s Louisville Office
LOUISVILLE, KY — People For the American Way (PFAW) members and other activists rallied outside of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s state office on Tuesday afternoon to protest “King Mitch’s” role in supporting big money in...
NPR Highlights Poll Showing Bipartisan Support for Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
As the Senate begins debating the Democracy For All Amendment that would overturn decisions like Citizens United, NPR’s Peter Overby highlighted the strong, bipartisan public support for reforming our campaign finance system in a radio segment...
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