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Cornyn and Cruz Are Devastating Texas Courts
Waiting 15 months after learning of a planned vacancy before even beginning the process to fill it is hardly a sign of deep commitment to the federal courts in Texas.
From Wisconsin to Washington, Anti-Choice Legislators Push Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Bans
In Congress and state legislatures across the country, right-wing politicians are pushing hard to construct new barriers to women exercising the constitutional right to have an abortion. Earlier this month the U.S. House passed a bill banning...
Arkansas Attorney General Delays Ballot Initiative to #GetMoneyOut: Coalition Will Continue Pressing
This week Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected a proposed 2016 ballot initiative that seeks to increase disclosure in election spending and support an amendment to overturn Supreme Court cases like Citizens United. Groups leading the...
PFAW Telebriefing Explores Ferguson, Baltimore and the Fight for Racial Justice
As police violence plagues cities across the nation, communities are actively responding with initiatives to mitigate violence and work toward justice. Elected officials, faith leaders and community activists have come together to strengthen their...
PFAW’s Drew Courtney Discusses Josh Duggar and Mike Huckabee Hypocrisy on ‘Politics Nation with Al Sharpton’
On Friday, PFAW Communications Director Drew Courtney joined Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s ‘PoliticsNation’ to talk about Mike Huckabee’s response to Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse scandal. After Duggar admitted to sexually...
Correcting an Imbalance: Expanding Benefits for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Montana
The following is a guest blog by Montana Representative Jenny Eck, a member of People For the American Way Foundation’s Young Elected Officials Network and Minority Whip in the Montana House of Representatives. It hasn’t been easy, but...
On the 7th Circuit, It's Time for Ron Johnson to Get Out of the Way
It is long past time to fill the nation's oldest appellate court vacancy, which has been open more than five years.
The Growing Call to #GetMoneyOut
This week, local activists in 12 states delivered petitions in support of a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. Last September, a majority of the Senate voted in support of the Democracy For All Amendment, a proposal that...
PFAW Criticizes Ted Cruz for Speaking with Far-Right Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America, the radical gun group that bills itself as far to the right of the NRA, announced in an email to its members yesterday that it will be holding a series of “tele-town hall meetings” with Republican presidential...
Arkansas Kicks Off 2016 Ballot Initiative to #GetMoneyOut
This week PFAW staff joined members of the Arkansas Democracy Coalition to kick off a 2016 ballot initiative campaign to increase disclosure in election spending and support a constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court cases like Citizens...
Cornyn and Cruz Haven't Helped Their Own Judicial Nominee
Nearly three months after unanimous committee approval, a Texas nominee still has not gotten a confirmation vote.
Rebuffed by Republican Legislators, Bobby Jindal Issues Executive Order on 'Religious Liberty'
In a Republican presidential field crowded with far-right candidates, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to distinguish himself as the far-rightest candidate, especially on issues relating to marriage equality and its ...
Activists Deliver 12,089 Petitions Calling on Senator Ayotte to Support Constitutional Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics
Today local activists delivered 12,089 petitions to Sen. Kelly Ayotte in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United v. FEC and get big money out of politics. The local leaders urged Sen. Ayotte to listen to the...
GOP: President Obama's Out to Destroy Our Nation Through His Executive Actions on Immigration
This piece was written by PFAW Political Director Randy Borntrager and originally appeared in the Huffington Post.  On May 19, part of President Obama’s executive actions to keep DREAMers and families from being deported was supposed...
Edit Memo: Responses from Republican Presidential Candidates, Former and Current Elected Officials and their Far Right Base to President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration
To: Interested Parties From: Michael B. Keegan, President, People For the American Way Date: May 18, 2015 Re:  Responses from Republican Presidential Candidates, Former and Current Elected Officials and their Far Right Base to President...
PFAW Criticizes Jeb Bush for Taxpayer Funding of Anti-Gay Group
In an International Business Times article from earlier this month, Andrew Perez and David Sirota reported that Jeb Bush, as governor of Florida, used taxpayer funds to subsidize a company owned by the far-right, anti-gay American Family Association...
PFAW Foundation Board Member Kathleen Turner Discusses Abortion Access, the “Personhood” Movement on “All In with Chris Hayes”
People For the American Way Foundation board member Kathleen Turner appeared on “All In with Chris Hayes” on Friday to discuss the “personhood” movement and how it’s working in concert with its rivals in the anti-choice...
House GOP Schedules Vote On 20-Week Abortion Ban That Still Erects Hurdles For Rape Survivors
Back in January, House Republican leaders cancelled a vote on a 20-week abortion ban, the top legislative priority of anti-choice groups, shortly before it was scheduled to take place on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A group of more moderate...
Pamela Geller Is Not a Hero, But...
This piece was originally published in The Huffington Post. I am grateful to live in a country where even someone as hateful as Pamela Geller can speak her mind. She can smear President Obama as the "jihadist in the White House" and ...
Harry Reid Calls Out Pat Toomey on GOP Blocking of Restrepo
Senator Toomey seems all too willing to sacrifice Pennsylvanians' interests to his party’s political goals.
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