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“One Person, One Vote” Rallying Call for 2016
“One Person, One Vote” represents what democracy is supposed to be about — the notion that everyone has an equal say in our government. People For the American Way has helped advance this principle through many of our organizing...
PFAW Telebriefing Unpacks Legal Issues and Real-World Implications of Marriage Cases
As the Supreme Court prepares for arguments about the right to marry, PFAW Foundation Senior Fellow Jamie Raskin says our country may be “on the verge of a historic breakthrough.” On Thursday, PFAW hosted a telebriefing for members...
Grassley Threatening to Shut Down His Minimal Actions on Judges in Mid-2016
Grassley, already slow-walking judicial nominations, suggests he will shut the process down altogether in July 2016.
Scalia and Roberts Don’t Know Best: Here’s How We Take Our Politics Back from Reactionary Court and Billionaire Donors
This piece, by PFAW Senior Fellow Jamie Raskin, was originally published by Salon. If you take away Prohibition (the 18th Amendment) and its repeal (the 21st), most of our constitutional amendments since the original Bill of Rights have...
Montana Activists Clinch a Victory Against Big Money in Politics
Last week, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed into law a sweeping campaign finance reform bill that represents a major bipartisan victory in the movement to get big money out of politics. SB289 – the Montana Disclose Act – will...
#DemandDemocracy Video Blog: Get Big Money Out of Politics to Fight Economic Inequality
In this segment of the #DemandDemocracy video blog series, PFAW Executive Vice President Marge Baker explains why getting big money out of politics is critically important for economic and political equality.
How Big Money In Politics Is Making It Harder For Criminal Defendants To Get A Fair Trial
When the Supreme Court struck down limits on outside spending in elections in the 2010 Citizens United case, critics pointed to a potentially huge public policy impact in issues ranging from environmental protection to tax policy to health care to...
PFAW Applauds Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General
Delay Shows How Far GOP Will Go in Playing Politics Rather than Governing WASHINGTON – Today, following a historically long wait for a Senate floor vote, Loretta Lynch was confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General, becoming the first African...
PFAW Criticizes Jeb Bush’s Support For Deporting DREAMers & Immigrant Families
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Jeb Bush said he would repeal DACA & DAPA, President Obama’s executive actions that protect DREAMers and their families from deportation. In response, People For the American Way Political Director Randy...
Clinton Recognizes the Key Role of Supreme Court Nominations in Protecting Our Democracy
The Clinton campaign talks about how her Supreme Court nominees would affect the right to vote and money in politics.
PFAW Edit Memo: Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Latino Rhetoric from Republican Leaders
To: Interested Parties From: Michael B. Keegan, President, People For the American Way Date: April 21, 2015 Re: Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Latino Rhetoric from Republican Leaders In examining the rhetoric of Republican elected officials and candidates...
PFAW Statement on Announcement of Loretta Lynch Vote
WASHINGTON – Following a wait for a Senate floor vote more than twice as long as those of the past seven attorneys general combined, it appears that Loretta Lynch will finally receive a vote in the Senate to confirm her as the next U.S....
Grassroots Organizing to Make Money in Politics a Key Issue in 2016
From a mailman flying a gyrocopter to the Capitol to protest big money in politics, to Hillary Clinton making the issue a centerpiece of her campaign, to Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Lindsey Graham being asked about their stances on campaign finance...
Thanks, Mitch: Confirmed Judges to Skyrocket From One to Two
McConnell schedules a vote on one - and only one - judicial nominee.
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
CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TALKING POINTS LOBBYING Communicating with Members of Congress Sample Letters MEDIA Submitting Letters to the Editor Sample LTE Submitting Op-Eds Sample Op-Ed Sample Tweets RIGHT WING WATCH...
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...
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