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PFAW Foundation Joins Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Case on Health Care Tax Subsidies
Yesterday PFAW Foundation joined the National Women’s Law Center, the law firm Hogan Lovells, and close to 70 other organizations in submitting an amicus brief in King v. Burwell, the pending Supreme Court case on tax subsidies for the...
Not Even GOP's Own Witnesses Oppose Loretta Lynch
Not even the hearing witnesses invited by Judiciary Committee Republicans oppose Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
PFAW: American Family Association Fires Bryan Fischer, Can't Hide Its Extremism Or His Connection To The GOP
WASHINGTON -- MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported last night that the American Family Association (AFA) has fired its longtime spokesman, Bryan Fischer, from his position as the organization’s director of issues analysis. However, AFA...
Koch Brothers Plan to Spend Nearly $1 Billion in 2016
If outside spending by wealthy special interests played a decisive role in the 2014 midterms, the 2016 presidential election is shaping up to be even worse. According to details leaked from an attendee at an annual donor meeting at a high-end resort...
National School Choice Week: PR for Privatizers?
On Wednesday morning, a roomful of school children were herded into a congressional meeting room and required to sit through an hour and a half worth of speeches by conservative Members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, Sens. Ted...
Democracy For All Amendment to #GetMoneyOut Becomes Bipartisan Bill
On Monday the push for the Democracy For All Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn decisions like Citizens United v. FEC and allow legislators to put reasonable limits on money in elections, became a bipartisan effort in...
It’s a Radical Right Red Meat Feast as 2016 GOP Primary Kicks Off with a Bang
Over the weekend, likely Republican 2016 presidential candidates stepped up to the microphone at two extremist events to throw red meat at their Radical Right base and prove their ultraconservative bona fides in the run up to primary season. Here...
Democracy Reform Package Reintroduced in the 114th Congress on Citizens United 5th Anniversary
On Wednesday (1/21), at a press event on Capitol Hill, Congressional leaders focused on solutions to the money in politics problem by announcing the reintroduction of a host of pro-democracy bills in the 114th Congress, including small donor...
Unbelievable Nerve - Republicans Finally Discover Income Inequality
Look who's finally waking up to economic inequality!
On Citizens United 5th Anniversary, Activists Rally Against the Chamber of Commerce
This afternoon, braving freezing temperatures and falling snow, PFAW activists joined a crowd of about 200 to protest against the Chamber of Commerce and the massive amount of dark money it funnels into politics. The event was planned as part of a...
Ginsburg Concurrence Is an Important Reminder on Religious Liberty
Justice Ginsburg writes a short but importance concurrence in a unanimous religious liberty case.
Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation
The undersigned organizations commend today’s reintroduction by key Congressional sponsors of the “Defending Democracy” legislative package, a suite of proposed solutions to the problem of big money domination of our elections (...
On Eve of Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Advocates Reach 5 Million Signatures Calling to Overturn Decision
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC, reform groups announced today that they have now collected five million petition signatures in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn...
Roberts Court Sets Its Eye on Fair Housing Law
At least four of the Court's conservatives are set on imposing their own ideological vision of what our nation's fair housing laws should look like.
PFAW Edit Memo: The Growing Movement to Defend Democracy Five Years After Citizens United
To: Interested Parties From: Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People For the American Way Date: January 20, 2015 Re: The Growing Movement to Defend Democracy Five Years After Citizens United Five years ago this week, the Supreme Court...
PFAW Foundation: Marriage Cases Will Throw a Spotlight on Closely Divided Court
People For the American Way Foundation today applauded the decision of the Supreme Court to hear four cases concerning the fundamental right to marry enshrined in the United States Constitution. “This is unquestionably an important step...
Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Her True 'Gay Agenda' In Response To Right-Wing Columnist
Last week, People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch reported on a Christian Post column by right-wing commentator Larry Tomczak in which he warned that Hollywood is “promoting homosexuality” by “targeting innocent and...
#DemandDemocracy Video Blog: Get Big Money Out of Politics to Fight Economic Inequality
Our new video series explores how big money in politics undermines critical issues like gender equality, economic justice, and the environment.
African American Ministers Call Anti-Immigrant Vote “Offense to Core Values”
In response to the vote by the House GOP to prevent President Obama from using his executive authority to address our broken immigration system, Minister Leslie Watson Malachi, Director of People For the American Way’s African American...
PFAW: GOP Congress Continues Anti-Immigrant Attacks
Republicans in the House of Representatives today voted to deport DREAMers and prevent President Obama from using his executive authority to temporarily address our broken immigration system, threatening funding for the Department of Homeland...
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