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PFAW Telebriefing Analyzes End of Supreme Court Term
The Supreme Court finished its session on Monday, ending a term filled with landmark decisions regarding fair housing, marriage equality, and healthcare. On Wednesday, PFAW hosted a telebriefing for members about the end of the Court’s term...
New Hampshire Budget Battle Highlights How Big Money Affects Fiscal Policy
 In our current political landscape, moneyed interests frequently use their financial leverage to impact policy. For instance, Wall Street banks lobbied against a bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren that would help relieve students of...
Restore the VRA: Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act!
The Supreme Court severely weakened the Voting Rights Act with it's Shelby decision. But now, the Voting Rights Advancement Act can fix that!
Voters Are Concerned About the Influence of Big Money in 2016
Voters Are Concerned About the Influence of Big Money in 2016 Last week the Wall Street Journal and NBC published the results of a poll on various issues leading up to the 2016 presidential elections, showing that the influence of wealthy donors on...
Why The Right's Response To Marriage Equality Is Anything But Principled
This post by PFAW and PFAW Foundation Senior Legislative Counsel Paul Gordon was originally published in the Huffington Post.  Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and other conservative leaders have recently lashed out against the Supreme Court...
New Hampshire Activists Launch Photo Petition Urging Sen. Ayotte to Support an Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
PFAW activists and allies are continuing to pressure Sen. Kelly Ayotte for her reluctance to support a constitutional amendment that would overturn cases like Citizens United. A group of New Hampshire activists, many of whom have worked to pass...
A Liberal Supreme Court Term? Hardly.
Progressives breathed a sigh of relief after several Supreme Court cases this term, but it was hardly a liberal term.
Three Final 5-4 Rulings Show Importance of Supreme Court in 2016 Elections
With so many vital issues decided by a tightly divided Supreme Court, the Court is a major issue in 2016.
PFAW Foundation Rallies at the Supreme Court for #LoveWins
It was certainly a "Wow" moment as People For the American Way Foundation stood outside the Supreme Court to watch marriage equality become the law of the land.
A Historic Day for Liberty, Equality, and America
Today's victory for marriage equality is a profoundly American story.
PFAW Foundation Applauds Obergefell Decision as “a Landmark for Justice”
In a 5-4 decision today, the Supreme Court recognized the Constitutional right of same-sex couples to be legally married. “Today’s decision is a landmark for Justice,” said People For the American Way Foundation President...
Protecting Civil Rights from Judicial Attack
Today's 5-4 victory for fair housing was too close for comfort.
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi’s Remarks at Roanoke Voting Rights Rally
Today, on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder, People For the American Way joins a diverse group of civil rights and voting rights advocates in Roanoke, Virginia to rally for a restored Voting...
Obamacare Comes Out Stronger Than Before
A strong majority rejects conservative activists' attack on Obamacare, but this case should never have made it this far.
PFAW Foundation Statement on Fair Housing and Obamacare Wins at the Supreme Court
In a 5-4 decision today, the Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact analysis under the Fair Housing Act, which allows fair housing and Civil Rights advocates to show that government actions disproportionately harm affected communities...
PFAW: Voting Rights Advancement Act is Urgently Needed to Protect Against Discrimination at the Polls
WASHINGTON – Two years ago today, the Supreme Court gutted a core provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in its Shelby County decision. Yesterday a group of senators and representatives took new action toward restoring the VRA by introducing...
PFAW to Join Rally to Restore the Voting Rights Act on Shelby County Anniversary
Today People For the American Way will join a diverse group of civil rights and voting rights advocates in Roanoke, Virginia – represented in Congress by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte – to rally for a restored Voting...
Activists Join Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton to Protest Bogus ‘Religious Liberty’ Objections to DC Anti-Discrimination Law
The right-wing tactic of pushing discriminatory policies under the guise of religious freedom is nothing new -- we’ve already seen it used to hurt LGBT people in North Carolina, Louisiana, and elsewhere across the country. But now Republican...
130 Members of Congress Call for Executive Order on Disclosure of Political Spending
Yesterday 130 senators and representatives urged President Obama to issue an executive order requiring companies that receive government contracts to disclose their political spending. A letter signed by more than one hundred representatives...
Photo Captures Powerful Protest of Confederate Flag Two Months Before Emanuel AME Tragedy
This April, a group of more than 100 progressive African American clergy gathered in Columbia, South Carolina for the Spring Training Institute of People For the American Way Foundation’s African American Ministers Leadership Council. Among a...
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