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PFAW Foundation Applauds McAullife’s Restoration of Voting Rights
People For the American Way Foundation today applauded Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s moves to restore the voting rights of more than 10,000 Virginia citizens with criminal records. By streamlining the restoration process and by removing...
House Judiciary Committee Investigates Planned Parenthood But Still Refuses To Hold VRA Hearing
The Committee is putting its commitment to this far-right smear campaign ahead of its commitment to democracy. As they take up Planned Parenthood, Congress is more than two years past due in restoring what the Voting Rights Act lost in 2013 through the Supreme Court's damaging Shelby County v. Holder decision. They should instead be holding a hearing on the Voting Rights Advancement Act.
First $1,000 Weekly Winner Announced in Video Contest to Get Big Money Out of Politics
‘Campaign Finance Rap’ Marks First Weekly Prize Winner in Democracy for All Video Contest Today Say No to Big Money and People For the American Way announced the first of 14 weekly winners in a new contest tapping into the creative...
Bush Judge Stretches to Exempt Group from Contraception Coverage Requirement
One of Bush-43's earliest judges issues a ruling that seems unlikely to withstand appellate review.
Micah Leadership Council Applauds Online Voter Registration in Pennsylvania
Today, leaders of the Micah Leadership Council applauded Pennsylvania’s launch of a system allowing eligible voters to register online. Reverend Michael Couch, national Co-Chair of Micah Leadership Council, released the following statement:...
PFAW Releases Report on Seven Tactics Aimed at Chipping Away at Reproductive Choice in the States
WASHINGTON – As the Supreme Court decides whether to review a Texas law that would force more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close and could have sweeping implications nationwide, a new report from People For the American...
Millennials Won't Fall for the Koch's 'Generation Opportunity'
This piece by Joy Lawson, Director of YP4, was originally published in the Huffington Post. Despite attempts to label millennials as unengaged and apathetic, there's no denying the younger generation's vote means a lot in elections. A-list...
Shame on Those Who Smear Planned Parenthood, an Essential Resource to Latinos
This piece by PFAW board member Dolores Huerta was originally published in the Huffington Post. Despite all of the undeserved controversy and lies swirling around about Planned Parenthood, many -- but not all -- of us already know how essential the...
Expanding Democracy by Amending the Constitution to Get Money Out of Politics
This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Ninety-five years ago today, we added an amendment to the U.S. Constitution saying that women have a right to vote in our elections. While today women's suffrage seems like a no-brainer to...
The Constitution The Republicans Can't Stand
This post was written by PFAW President Michael B. Keegan and originally appeared in the Huffington Post. If you are running for office as a Republican today, you have to mention your reverence for the Constitution at least as much as you mention...
Kasich and Bush: More Like Other Extreme GOP Candidates Than Perceived
This post by PFAW Political Director Randy Borntrager was originally published in the Huffington Post.  Discussions of Governor Kasich's role in the 2016 election have centered around his strategy of defining himself to voters as an...
Time to End a Bush-Era Error on RFRA
130 groups urge Pres. Obama to revisit a Bush Administration memo allowing religious discrimination with federal grant funds.
The Right Sees 2016 as a Chance to Take Over the Supreme Court, Reverse Marriage Equality
Right-wing activists are looking toward the 2016 presidential elections as a chance to pack the Court with far-right justices who could overturn marriage equality.
PFAW Mourns Julian Bond, Civil Rights Icon and Longtime Board Member
Julian Bond, a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime board member of People For the American Way, has passed away at the age of 75.
Who Said It? Donald Trump Or Another GOP Candidate?
Think Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration is leaps and bounds worse than the rest of the Republican candidates running for president? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz! Each of the statements below were made by...
PFAW Mourns the Passing of Board Member Julian Bond
On the occasion of the passing of Civil Rights leader and People For the American Way board member Julian Bond, PFAW President Michael Keegan issued the following statement: “I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Julian Bond, one of the...
Groups Launch Innovative Video Contest With $64,000 In Cash Prizes To Target Out Of Control Campaign Finance System
Say No to Big Money and PFAW Launch Contest With Prize Money Awarded Weekly for User-Generated Videos Encouraging Action on a Constitutional Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics Today Say No to Big Money and People For the American Way, with...
2016 Candidates and the Fight to Get Big Money Out of Politics
There’s no denying it: the destruction of our campaign finance laws has created an out of control system that poses a serious threat to our democracy. The announcement that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has raised over $114...
Scott Walker's Environmental Woes
At a recent campaign stop, Scott Walker was greeted by two young people who were very excited to see him – just not in the sense he would have hoped. Two activists from 350 Action tricked Governor Walker into holding up a fake check displaying...
PFAW Telebriefing Prepares For The First GOP Presidential Debate
On Thursday, PFAW hosted a telebriefing to advise members on what to expect in the first GOP debate tonight. After an introduction from PFAW President Michael Keegan, Communications Director Drew Courtney moderated a discussion with leading...
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