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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.
PFAW Kicks Off Letter Campaign for Amendment to #GetMoneyOut
While amending the Constitution is unquestionably a weighty matter—only warranted in rare and compelling circumstances—this is one of those moments in our nation’s history.
Obama Calls Out Koch Brothers, Big Money in Politics at Correspondents’ Dinner
At the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend, President Obama delivered 20 minutes of his trademark dry humor, working in jabs at Michele Bachmann, Joe Biden, climate change deniers in Congress, and himself, to name a few....
The Personhood Divide: The Anti-Choice Movement's Bitter Feud Over The Best Way To End Legal Abortion
(Originally posted on RightWingWatch.org) The “personhood” movement — those who seek sweeping bans on all abortion and common types of birth control in an effort to confront Roe v. Wade head-on — is hugely divisive within the...
Long Past Time to Let 3rd Circuit Nominee Restrepo Have His Hearing
Grassley should include Judge Restrepo at next week's judicial nominations hearing.
PFAW Foundation Releases Report on the Personhood Movement
Today, People For the American Way Foundation released a new report analyzing how the anti-choice personhood movement has shaped the fight against reproductive rights in the United States. The report, “The Personhood Movement: Where It Comes...
Judicial Elections and Government Integrity at the Supreme Court
It isn’t just judges who risk the appearance of corruption when they engage with funders.
PFAW Applauds Williams-Yulee Decision
However, Concerns over Buying Influence Apply to All Elected Officials In response to the Supreme Court’s decision today in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar which upheld Florida’s ban on judicial candidates directly soliciting campaign...
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