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What the GOP Is Calling for When They Advocate Defunding Planned Parenthood
This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Today Senate Republicans are preparing to vote on legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. GOP presidential candidates including Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Rand Paul have jumped on the bandwagon...
PFAW Releases Report Detailing Activists and Ideology Behind Planned Parenthood Attacks
WASHINGTON – Center for Medical Progress creator David Daleiden, the activist responsible for the recent video attacks on Planned Parenthood, was able to tap into a network of experienced anti-choice figures dedicated to undermining health...
Conservatives, As Well As Liberals, Can't Stand Big Money in Politics
 The unpopularity of our post-Citizens United campaign finance system knows no partisan bounds. As wealthy donors have continued to pump larger and larger amounts of money into our elections, a vast majority of Americans, including Republicans...
Jeb Bush Thinks 50 Years of Medicare Is Long Enough
In 1965, 29 percent of people above the age of 65 were living in poverty. Fifty percent were uninsured. One in four went without medical care due to cost concerns. That started changing 50 years ago today, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the...
Right Sees 2016 as Chance to Take Over Supreme Court, Reverse Marriage Equality
Right-wing leaders have spent the past month denouncing as illegitimate and tyrannical the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision that declared state laws banning same-sex couples from getting married to be unconstitutional. In addition to waging a...
No to ALEC: California Fights Back
This post was written by Johnson Pham, a Young People For fellow. Last Wednesday, I joined thousands of folks as we gathered together to rally against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) during their annual meeting in San Diego. ...
Jeb Bush, Of All People, Says He Wants Lobbying Reform
On Monday, July 20th Jeb Bush announced that he wants to curb the influence of lobbyists in Washington, D.C. by setting a six-year moratorium on former members of Congress registering as lobbyists.  Bush said, ““We need to help...
Yet Another Poll Shows Americans’ Frustration With Big Campaign Spending
 As the primaries for the 2016 elections get closer, we can expect to see the effects of big money in politics – the new normal after the 2010 Citizens United decision – in full force. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has...
Organizations Unite in Fight Against Big Money
Today PFAW and 11 other organizations released “Fighting Big Money, Empowering People: A 21st Century Democracy Agenda,” a money in politics reform agenda directed at 2016 presidential candidates. The memo details a specific set of...
Dolores Huerta and Activists Protest ALEC and Scott Walker
The call and response chant, “Tell me what democracy looks like,” “This is what democracy looks like!” rang true as activists rallied against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) during its annual meeting in San...
PFAW and Allies Release Money in Politics Reform Agenda for 2016 Candidates
12 Organizations Call on All Candidates to Sign onto Comprehensive Agenda WASHINGTON – Today People For the American Way joined 11 other organizations in releasing “Fighting Big Money, Empowering People: A 21st Century Democracy Agenda,...
Harry Reid Teaches GOP Basic Math and Civics
Sen. Reid blasts the GOP's obstruction of judicial nominees.
The Planned Parenthood Smear And The Right's 'Abortion Industry' Lie
This post originally appeared on PFAW's Right Wing Watch. By now, it has been proven and proven again that Planned Parenthood is not “selling aborted baby parts” for profit, as a pair of deceptively edited videos...
PFAW Releases Ad Highlighting Walker's ALEC Allegiance
With Scott Walker set to address the annual meeting of the far-right, corporate-led American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), People For the American Way (PFAW) has released Spanish-language and English-language digital ads highlighting...
PFAW's New Spanish Language Ad Highlight's Scott Walker's Allegiance to Corporate Interests
With Scott Walker set to address the annual meeting of the far-right, corporate-led American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), PFAW released Spanish-language and English-language digital ads highlighting Walker's choice to...
The Vice President Calls for Action to Fight Big Money in Politics
Last week the fight against big money in politics received renewed, and passionate, support from Vice President Joe Biden. During a speech to young activists at the Make Progress summit on July 16th, Biden issued a call to action: "We can do...
Stand With Planned Parenthood Against Right-Wing Smears
Republicans are investigating Planned Parenthood based on an anti-choice group's highly edited "sting" videos...
PFAW Convenes Panel on Globalizing Homophobia at Netroots Nation 2015
From anti-adoption rules in Russia to laws banning same-sex intimacy in the Caribbean, the right-wing global movement against LGBT rights – especially its U.S. leaders working transnationally – was under the microscope this weekend...
EEOC Says Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Illegal Sex Discrimination
EEOC: Sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination because it means treating an employee less favorably because of their sex.
Donald Trump: King of Facebook (…and What That Means)
The reach of Donald Trump’s Facebook posts is more on pace with that of Justin Bieber than with any other politician.
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