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  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Uphold Retroactive Death Sentence: Our Courts, Our Fight
    October 28, 2021 7:43 am | ByElliot Mincberg, Andrew Kliewer

    Trump Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Uphold Retroactive Death Sentence: 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…

  • Op-Ed
    Virginia: Don’t Go Back Down the Trump Road with Youngkin
    October 27, 2021 5:21 pm | ByPeople For Staff

    Virginia: Don’t Go Back Down the Trump Road with Youngkin

    Days away from a critical election in which Virginians will select their next governor, the stakes could not be higher: Glenn Youngkin is a right-wing candidate whose ascendance to the governorship would trigger another Trumpian disaster. Youngkin himself has said…

  • People For in Action
    The Most Important Election of 2021: Battleground Virginia
    October 26, 2021 2:54 pm | ByPeople For Staff

    The Most Important Election of 2021: Battleground Virginia

    One week out from Election Day, People For the American Way hosted a briefing on the high stakes of this year's Virginia election, the current state of the race, and how people can get involved nationwide to keep the former…

  • Op-Ed
    The Far-Right Political Playbook Is a Threat to Our Health, Our Schools, and Our Democracy
    October 22, 2021 3:43 pm | ByBen Jealous

    The Far-Right Political Playbook Is a Threat to Our Health, Our Schools, and Our Democracy

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice-Edney Newswire. The New York Times recently reported that the public health system in the United States may be less prepared for the next pandemic than it was for the current one. Given everything we…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Halts Protections for ICE Detainees at High-Risk from COVID-19: Our Courts, Our Fight
    October 22, 2021 7:51 am | ByElliot Mincberg, Andrew Kliewer

    Trump Judge Halts Protections for ICE Detainees at High-Risk from COVID-19: 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
    Biden Exceeds Trump’s Year-End Record on Judges Before Halloween
    October 21, 2021 2:27 pm | ByPaul Gordon

    Biden Exceeds Trump’s Year-End Record on Judges Before Halloween

    The repair to the federal courts continues at a rapid pace. With this week’s confirmations of Gustavo Gelpí to the First Circuit, Christine O’Hearn to the district court in New Jersey, and Tana Lin to the Western District of Washington,…

  • People For in Action
    Lifting Up Our Voices for Voting Rights: People For, Clergy, and Alyssa Milano Protest at White House
    October 20, 2021 5:39 pm | BySarah Medeiros

    Lifting Up Our Voices for Voting Rights: People For, Clergy, and Alyssa Milano Protest at White House

    We said we'd be back. On October 19, People For the American Way, the League of Women Voters of the United States, and the Declaration for American Democracy, alongside clergy, young elected officials, and coalition partners, escalated demands for the…

  • 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.…