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  • People For in Action
    Faith In Jackson: Faith Leaders Rally on the Steps of the Supreme Court
    April 1, 2022 1:11 pm | By People For Staff

    Faith In Jackson: Faith Leaders Rally on the Steps of the Supreme Court

    On March 30, People for staff, board and leadership network members, and activists joined coalition partners for an Interfaith Speak Out in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Reverend Leslie Watson Wilson, National Director…

  • News and Analysis
    Weaponizing Survivors’ Stories to Attack Judge Jackson
    March 31, 2022 6:46 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Weaponizing Survivors’ Stories to Attack Judge Jackson

    Throughout her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson showed the grace under pressure that is an integral component of judicial temperament. Some of the same senators who had promised respect offered up baseless “soft on crime” smears of…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Write a Letter to the Editor
    March 31, 2022 9:39 am | By Megan Simons

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Write a Letter to the Editor

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: with your help, we’re about to confirm the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. On February 25th, President Joe Biden…

  • News and Analysis
    Federal Agencies Helping to Protect and Expand Voting Rights
    March 30, 2022 4:09 pm | By Susan Stainman

    Federal Agencies Helping to Protect and Expand Voting Rights

    All levels of government have a role to play in defending our democracy, from town councils all the way to the president. Last March, President Biden issued an executive order, Promoting Access to Voting, directing “an all-of-government effort to promote…

  • People For in Action
    Doubling Down on Voter Suppression in Arizona and Georgia
    March 29, 2022 1:45 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Doubling Down on Voter Suppression in Arizona and Georgia

    Arizona and Georgia passed new anti-voter laws among the tidal wave of restrictive voting legislation that rolled in during 2021. Apparently not content to rest on their laurels, both states are among those who’ve already moved new bills in 2022.…

  • News and Analysis
    Judge Jackson’s Hearing Showcased Her Brilliance, Strength, and Endurance
    March 29, 2022 11:27 am | By Paul Gordon

    Judge Jackson’s Hearing Showcased Her Brilliance, Strength, and Endurance

    What Happened During Judge Jackson’s Hearing Those who watched Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s hearing last week will be glad to know that she is on the path to confirmation as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The hearing…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Talk to Your Community
    March 29, 2022 9:00 am | By Megan Simons

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Talk to Your Community

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: with your help, we’re about to confirm the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. On February 25th, President Joe Biden…

  • People For in Action
    Beyond White Supremacy: How White Men Can Advance Social Justice
    March 28, 2022 5:49 pm | By Rio Tazewell

    Beyond White Supremacy: How White Men Can Advance Social Justice

    On Wednesday, March 23, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous hosted a virtual discussion about dismantling white supremacy and the role that white men can play in this historic moment of rapid demographic shifts in our nation. The…

  • Op-Ed
    We’re Not Letting Anybody Steal Our Joy
    March 28, 2022 5:37 pm | By Ben Jealous

    We’re Not Letting Anybody Steal Our Joy

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire.  A congressional meeting room might be the last place people would expect to find joy. But joy was in the air on the opening day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court…

  • People For in Action
    What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination Means to Young Black Women
    March 28, 2022 3:10 pm | By Megan Simons

    What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination Means to Young Black Women

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination shows D.C. Youth Mayor Addison Rose "that there's nothing in this country, and truly in this world, that I can't become." Judge Jackson's nomination means something to so many of us. And to…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Justices Help Supreme Court Majority to Harm Minority Voting Rights in Shadow Docket Ruling
    March 28, 2022 9:28 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Justices Help Supreme Court Majority to Harm Minority Voting Rights in Shadow Docket Ruling

    Trump Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett formed a key part of a Supreme Court majority that issued an unsigned opinion that harmed minority voting rights. The decision, a “shadow docket” ruling issued without full briefing or…

  • News and Analysis
    A Note from People For President on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Hearings
    March 25, 2022 12:40 pm | By Ben Jealous

    A Note from People For President on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Hearings

    I wanted to write up a quick post as this eventful and historic week wraps up, and to say thank you to all those who support our work – your time, activism, and generosity make everything we do to pursue…

  • News and Analysis
    57 Years Ago on This Day: Dr. King and Fellow Marchers Arrive in Montgomery
    March 25, 2022 10:10 am | By Rio Tazewell

    57 Years Ago on This Day: Dr. King and Fellow Marchers Arrive in Montgomery

    The Original Voting Rights Act’s Signing President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965, outlawing the many discriminatory practices that had been adopted after the Civil War to prevent formerly enslaved people and their…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Post to Social Media
    March 24, 2022 12:13 pm | By Megan Simons

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Post to Social Media

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: with your help, we’re about to confirm the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. On February 25th, President Joe Biden…

  • Op-Ed
    BLAVITY: What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Will Mean To Black Gen-Zers Like Myself
    March 24, 2022 10:18 am | By

    BLAVITY: What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Will Mean To Black Gen-Zers Like Myself

    On March 23, 2022, Addison Rose, Youth Mayor of Washington, DC, published the following opinion piece in Blavity: Growing up as a Black woman in Washington, DC, I’ve always viewed the U.S. Supreme Court as a historic symbol, something powerful…

  • Op-Ed
    NEWSWEEK: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Bring Moral Clarity to SCOTUS
    March 24, 2022 9:56 am | By Ben Jealous

    NEWSWEEK: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Bring Moral Clarity to SCOTUS

    On March 23, 2022, Ben Jealous, President of People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in Newsweek: There is no question that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, currently of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit,…

  • News and Analysis
    First Two Days of Judge Jackson Hearings Show She Clearly Belongs on the Supreme Court
    March 23, 2022 12:00 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    First Two Days of Judge Jackson Hearings Show She Clearly Belongs on the Supreme Court

    Just watching the first two days of the hearing on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court proved exhausting. Imagine how she must have felt after enduring eighteen hours – thirteen on Tuesday alone! Nevertheless, Jackson was truly…

  • People For in Action
    CBS: Republican senators grill Ketanji Brown Jackson over critical race theory
    March 23, 2022 9:37 am | By People For Staff

    CBS: Republican senators grill Ketanji Brown Jackson over critical race theory

    Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced some politically loaded questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee during her second day of her confirmation hearings. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz asked the judge about critical race theory in schools and…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Combatting Disinformation
    March 22, 2022 2:54 pm | By Megan Simons

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Combatting Disinformation

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: with your help, we’re about to confirm the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. On February 25th, President Joe Biden…

  • People For in Action
    Celebrating Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Hearing
    March 22, 2022 10:10 am | By Sarah Medeiros

    Celebrating Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Hearing

    The week of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing started with a joyful rally on the steps of the Supreme Court, led by She Will Rise, National Women's Law Center, and Black Women's Roundtable. We’re out here in this beautiful…