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  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Keep in Place Texas’ Near-Total Ban on Abotion: Our Courts, Our Fight
    October 15, 2021 3:26 pm | ByElliot Mincberg

    Trump Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Keep in Place Texas’ Near-Total Ban on Abotion: Our Courts, Our Fight

    “Our Courts, Our Fight” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties and the need for the Senate to confirm President Biden’s federal court nominees to help counteract these effects . Supreme…

  • Op-Ed
    A Politician’s Shameless Bigotry
    October 14, 2021 5:50 pm | ByBen Jealous

    A Politician’s Shameless Bigotry

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. There’s an old saying about bullies: they can dish it out, but they can’t take it. Witness North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. He abuses his position of authority to insult and…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Dismisses Case Against Prosecutor Accused of  Covering Up Sexual Assault: Our Courts, Our Fight
    October 14, 2021 3:07 pm | ByElliot Mincberg, Andrew Kliewer

    Trump Judge Dismisses Case Against Prosecutor Accused of Covering Up Sexual Assault: Our Courts, Our Fight

    “Our Courts, Our Fight” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties and the need for the Senate to confirm President Biden’s federal court nominees to help counteract these effects. Supreme and…

  • News and Analysis
    We Need President Biden to Lead on Voting Rights: Ben Jealous on MSNBC Live
    October 12, 2021 12:02 pm | ByPeople For Staff

    We Need President Biden to Lead on Voting Rights: Ben Jealous on MSNBC Live

    On MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous explains why he got arrested on October 5th - and why we need President Joe Biden to lead on voting rights.

  • Op-Ed
    Why I Went to Jail on October 5
    October 12, 2021 11:23 am | ByBen Jealous

    Why I Went to Jail on October 5

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Sometimes friends have to hold friends accountable. That’s why I got arrested outside the White House on Oct. 5. I was there with other civil rights and religious leaders to call on President…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Immunizes Official from Any Liability for Death of Man Suffering From Lung Cancer Who was Taken into Custody: Our Courts, Our Fight
    October 12, 2021 10:07 am | ByElliot Mincberg

    Trump Judge Immunizes Official from Any Liability for Death of Man Suffering From Lung Cancer Who was Taken into Custody: Our Courts, Our Fight

    “Our Courts, Our Fight” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties and the need for the Senate to confirm President Biden’s federal court nominees to help counteract these effects . Supreme…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judges Grant Injunction Against State Law Phasing Out Use of Private Prisons: Our Courts, Our Fight
    October 8, 2021 4:47 pm | ByElliot Mincberg, Andrew Kliewer

    Trump Judges Grant Injunction Against State Law Phasing Out Use of Private Prisons: Our Courts, Our Fight

    “Our Courts, Our Fight” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties and the need for the Senate to confirm President Biden’s federal court nominees to help counteract these effects. Supreme and…

  • People For in Action
    We’re Fighting For Democracy: People For and Partners Demonstrate at White House
    October 7, 2021 10:57 am | ByPeople For Staff

    We’re Fighting For Democracy: People For and Partners Demonstrate at White House

    "We're fighting for democracy, we shall not be moved," rang out the call of People For members, staff, and coalition partners on October 5 as they gathered in front of the White House. That day, five voting rights activists were…

  • News and Analysis
    Kavanaugh Has Been Just As Dangerous As We Feared
    October 5, 2021 8:01 am | ByElliot Mincberg

    Kavanaugh Has Been Just As Dangerous As We Feared

    October 6 marks a troubling date in recent Supreme Court history – the third anniversary of the then-Republican Senate’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Just as his right-wing followers promised and as progressives feared, in his short…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Dismisses Retaliation Complaint By Non-Profit Employing Disabled People: Our Courts, Our Fight
    October 5, 2021 7:34 am | ByElliot Mincberg, Andrew Kliewer

    Trump Judge Dismisses Retaliation Complaint By Non-Profit Employing Disabled People: Our Courts, Our Fight

    “Our Courts, Our Fight” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties and the need for the Senate to confirm President Biden’s federal court nominees to help counteract these effects . Supreme…

  • Op-Ed
    Local Governments Can Lead in Public Safety Movement
    October 1, 2021 3:47 pm | ByBen Jealous

    Local Governments Can Lead in Public Safety Movement

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Negotiations on a federal police reform bill have collapsed because Congressional Republicans are willing to stand in the way of lifesaving changes to policing. It is time for state and local governments to…

  • People For in Action
    Call the White House in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week
    September 29, 2021 2:36 pm | BySarah Medeiros

    Call the White House in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week

    Welcome to People For’s Action of the Week, where we give you one thing you can do this week to protect our democracy. The Issue: We still need President Biden to urge the Senate to act on voting rights Democratic…

  • News and Analysis
    Celebrating Banned Books Week and the Freedom to Read 
    September 28, 2021 12:55 pm | ByPeter Montgomery

    Celebrating Banned Books Week and the Freedom to Read 

    Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, is being commemorated this week at local bookstores and libraries and at online and in-person events organized by members of the Banned Books Week coalition. This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us.…

  • News and Analysis
    How You Can Protect and Defend Abortion Care in the Wake Of Texas Ban
    September 28, 2021 12:29 pm | BySarah Medeiros

    How You Can Protect and Defend Abortion Care in the Wake Of Texas Ban

    Abortion care has never been at greater risk than it is right now. Watch and share our S.B. 8 explainer on Twitter Watch and share our S.B. 8 explainer to your Instagram story On September 24, the U.S. House of…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden and Senate Democrats Are Setting Records for Judicial Nominations
    September 28, 2021 11:39 am | ByPaul Gordon

    Biden and Senate Democrats Are Setting Records for Judicial Nominations

    People For has spent decades focusing on the federal courts because they have an enormous impact on every issue we care about: racial justice, religious liberty, gender justice, LGBTQ+ equality, corporate accountability, and fair elections. A healthy democracy cannot exist…

  • News and Analysis
    Senate Committee to Probe Texas Abortion Ban and “Shadow Docket”
    September 28, 2021 7:52 am | ByElliot Mincberg

    Senate Committee to Probe Texas Abortion Ban and “Shadow Docket”

    On Wednesday September 29, the full Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Texas’ Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket.” We all know about the harmful Texas abortion ban. But just what is the Supreme…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judges Reverse District Court Decision Protecting Muslim Prisoner’s Religious Exercise Rights: Our Courts, Our Fight
    September 27, 2021 9:48 am | ByElliot Mincberg

    Trump Judges Reverse District Court Decision Protecting Muslim Prisoner’s Religious Exercise Rights: Our Courts, Our Fight

    “Our Courts, Our Fight” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties and the need for the Senate to confirm President Biden’s federal court nominees to help counteract these effects. Supreme and…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Decisions Harming Biden and Congressional Efforts
    September 24, 2021 8:58 pm | ByElliot Mincberg

    Trump Judge Decisions Harming Biden and Congressional Efforts

    Below are links to blog posts that discuss decisions by Trump judges since January 2021 that have improperly interfered with initiatives by the current administration to help the American people in areas ranging from COVID-19 recovery to civil rights to…

  • People For in Action
    Launch of “Our Courts, Our Fight”
    September 24, 2021 8:48 pm | ByMarge Baker

    Launch of “Our Courts, Our Fight”

    Since the early days of 2017, People For the American Way's “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” series has documented the harmful impact of the Trump administration’s appellate and Supreme Court judges on Americans’ rights and liberties. Now that the Senate is…

  • State and Local Update
    Virginia: Don’t Sit This Election Out
    September 23, 2021 3:46 pm | ByPeople For Staff

    Virginia: Don’t Sit This Election Out

    September 17 marked the start of early voting in Virginia’s statewide elections. Amid a spate of new voter suppression bills nationwide, the Virginia legislature has made positive progress on the freedom to vote in recent years. It’s important that Virginians…