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  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Mask Mandate Ruling Harms CDC Ability to Prevent and Combat Pandemics
    April 21, 2022 9:49 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Judge Mask Mandate Ruling Harms CDC Ability to Prevent and Combat Pandemics

    Trump Florida District judge Kathryn Mizelle struck down on Easter Monday the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) mask requirement. The rule provides that passengers and employees wear masks on airplanes and other public transport methods because of COVID-19. Based on…

  • Op-Ed
    Across America Students Must Learn All History
    April 18, 2022 1:42 pm | By

    Across America Students Must Learn All History

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Black history is American history. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright dangerous. Youngkin got elected in part…

  • Op-Ed
    Far-Right Smears of Judge Jackson Show Why We Can’t Let Them Take Power
    April 12, 2022 1:44 pm | By Ben Jealous

    Far-Right Smears of Judge Jackson Show Why We Can’t Let Them Take Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history this week when the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. That is cause for celebration. When Judge Jackson is sworn in as…

  • People For in Action
    Thousands Gather to Celebrate #JusticeKBJ
    April 11, 2022 7:35 am | By

    Thousands Gather to Celebrate #JusticeKBJ

    On Friday, April 8th, thousands of people gathered in person and online to celebrate the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Watch the joy here!

  • People For in Action
    April 11, 2022 7:25 am | By

    Celebrate the Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

    Together, we confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson is the first Black woman and first public defender to serve on our nation's highest court - and from her record, we know that she will be…

  • People For in Action
    Thank Your Local Election Workers
    April 8, 2022 9:30 am | By Susan Stainman

    Thank Your Local Election Workers

    Tuesday, April 12, is the Thank Election Heroes National Day of Action. With more than 40 events and counting, the day is a way to acknowledge election workers as local heroes and bolster support for their work in this year’s…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Justices Cast Deciding “Shadow Docket” Votes to Reinstate Trump Rule and Harm Clean Water Protection
    April 7, 2022 9:28 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Justices Cast Deciding “Shadow Docket” Votes to Reinstate Trump Rule and Harm Clean Water Protection

    Trump Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett cast deciding votes in a 5-4 shadow docket ruling that harmed the ability of states to enforce the Clean Water Act (CWA). The order reinstates a Trump rule that threatens…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judges Issue Three More Rulings Damaging Biden Efforts to Protect Public Health and National Security, and to Reform Harmful Immigration Policies
    April 5, 2022 10:12 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Judges Issue Three More Rulings Damaging Biden Efforts to Protect Public Health and National Security, and to Reform Harmful Immigration Policies

    During March, Trump-nominated district court judges issued three more rulings that interfere with Biden Administration actions. These included two immigration-related orders and a decision stopping enforcement of Air Force COVID-19 vaccination requirements. These rulings continue the disturbing pattern of Trump…

  • News and Analysis
    Graham Says Judge Jackson Would Not Have Come Before a Republican-Controlled Judiciary Committee
    April 4, 2022 4:24 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Graham Says Judge Jackson Would Not Have Come Before a Republican-Controlled Judiciary Committee

    While the Senate Judiciary Committee was debating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed what many people suspected: If Republicans win control of the Senate this fall, qualified nominees like Judge Jackson won’t get…

  • Op-Ed
    Fighting the Corruption of Power
    April 1, 2022 3:39 pm | By Ben Jealous

    Fighting the Corruption of Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. We keep learning more about the attack on the U.S. Capitol. And we keep learning more about the many schemes former President Donald Trump and his team tried to use to overturn…

  • 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…