Artists For the American Way

Since its inception, People For the American Way has been dedicated to defending the freedom of expression – for authors, visual artists, filmmakers, playwrights, actors, dancers; for students and teachers; for all Americans in their daily lives.

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People For has been engaged in this struggle at every level, from assisting the individual artist facing political suppression to advocating on behalf of artistic freedom in national policy debates. Our persistent and creative efforts on behalf of artistic freedom are tied to the larger values of a free and pluralistic society represented by our broader agenda: battling censorship in schools and libraries, opposing efforts by ideological organizations to impose a religious or political litmus test on classrooms, and challenging efforts to control what individuals can see, read, watch, and hear.