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  • News and Analysis
    Harsh Texas Voting Law Sows Confusion
    March 18, 2022 5:39 pm | By Susan Stainman

    Harsh Texas Voting Law Sows Confusion

    Texas held its primary on March 1st, officially beginning the 2022 midterm election season. With many new restrictive voting laws in effect across the country, this early primary provides voting rights advocates the opportunity to see what they might be…

  • People For in Action
    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll: Call Your Senators
    March 18, 2022 11:52 am | By Megan Simons

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll: Call Your Senators

    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
    Black Americans and the Worldwide Principles of Democracy
    March 17, 2022 1:37 pm | By Ben Jealous

    Black Americans and the Worldwide Principles of Democracy

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Anti-democratic authoritarianism is on the rise–both around the world and here at home. Sometimes it is easier to recognize overseas. That’s especially true at moments like this when Vladimir Putin’s military is…

  • News and Analysis
    What’s At Stake with the Supreme Court and the Nomination of Judge Jackson: LGBTQ+ Rights
    March 17, 2022 12:04 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    What’s At Stake with the Supreme Court and the Nomination of Judge Jackson: LGBTQ+ Rights

    Over the last decade and more, Supreme Court decisions have produced important progress for LGBTQ+ rights, including on marriage equality and employment opportunity. Significant dangers lie ahead, however, thanks to the recent addition of three Trump justices. There's one  troubling…

  • People For in Action
    Judge Jackson Has Always Worked for Equal Justice: Richard Ray
    March 16, 2022 2:46 pm | By Megan Simons

    Judge Jackson Has Always Worked for Equal Justice: Richard Ray

    Deaf advocate Richard Ray tells the story of his experience with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and how she has worked to ensure equal justice for all. At the time, he was an advocate on the case of William Pierce, a…

  • News and Analysis
    Public Defenders Like Judge Jackson Protect All of Us
    March 15, 2022 2:18 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Public Defenders Like Judge Jackson Protect All of Us

    One of the many reasons to be excited about Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court is that, for the first time, we will have a justice with experience as a public defender. Earlier in her career, she represented…

  • News and Analysis
    What’s At Stake with the Supreme Court and the Nomination of Judge Jackson: Voting Rights
    March 15, 2022 10:45 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    What’s At Stake with the Supreme Court and the Nomination of Judge Jackson: Voting Rights

    Hearings on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman ever nominated to the Supreme Court, will begin next week.  After she joins the Court later this year, it will continue to hear crucial cases that affect all of us.…

  • People For in Action
    People For Participates in 57th Anniversary March from Selma to Montgomery
    March 14, 2022 12:21 pm | By Rio Tazewell

    People For Participates in 57th Anniversary March from Selma to Montgomery

    On Sunday, March 6, People For the American Way staff joined partners and allies from across the country in Alabama for the 57th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, a seminal event in the civil rights movement of…

  • Op-Ed
    From Selma to the Supreme Court, We Are Still Making History
    March 11, 2022 9:00 am | By Ben Jealous

    From Selma to the Supreme Court, We Are Still Making History

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice-Edney Newswire. History was made in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965. Alabama state troopers viciously attacked peaceful voting rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The troopers were hoping to stop the voting rights…

  • Federal Update
    USPS Finally Has a Fighting Chance
    March 10, 2022 6:48 pm | By Jen Herrick

    USPS Finally Has a Fighting Chance

    Politically motivated mismanagement over the last two years has put our long-suffering United States Postal Service under even greater strain. Thanks to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and his disastrous tenure, USPS hasn't been able to hire enough workers, buy new…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll
    March 10, 2022 4:52 pm | By Megan Simons

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll

    We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: we’re about to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. We’re so excited to be in this fight with our supporters and coalition partners nationwide.…

  • News and Analysis
    What’s At Stake with the Supreme Court: Threats to Public Health and the Environment
    March 9, 2022 9:10 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    What’s At Stake with the Supreme Court: Threats to Public Health and the Environment

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson continues to meet with Senators in advance of the March 21 hearings on her ground-breaking nomination to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Court continues to consider cases that will directly impact our daily lives. One key…

  • People For in Action
    People For Holds Member Briefing on Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination
    March 6, 2022 5:11 pm | By People For Staff

    People For Holds Member Briefing on Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination

    Three days after President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, People For the American Way held a member briefing on how people can get involved to ensure that Judge Jackson has a…

  • Op-Ed
    State of the Union: Democracy Needs Defenders
    March 4, 2022 3:16 pm | By Ben Jealous

    State of the Union: Democracy Needs Defenders

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address reminded Americans that democracy needs defenders—here at home as well as in Ukraine. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine was understandably a major…

  • Op-Ed
    THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY: Right-Wing Lies Against Supreme Court Nominee Must Be Met With Strong Philanthropic Response
    March 4, 2022 10:16 am | By Ben Jealous

    THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY: Right-Wing Lies Against Supreme Court Nominee Must Be Met With Strong Philanthropic Response

    On March 3, 2022, Ben Jealous, President of People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Chronicle of Philanthropy: President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court is a…

  • Op-Ed
    ITHACA VOICE: Are our police officers protecting and serving all of us?
    March 2, 2022 4:12 pm | By Alana Byrd

    ITHACA VOICE: Are our police officers protecting and serving all of us?

    On March 1, 2022, Alana Byrd, Campaign Manager at People For the American Way, published the following letter to the editor in The Ithaca Voice: Late last month, the Ithaca Voice reported on two separate stabbings which occurred in the…

  • News and Analysis
    What’s At Stake with the Supreme Court: Reproductive Rights
    March 2, 2022 9:30 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    What’s At Stake with the Supreme Court: Reproductive Rights

    America continues to celebrate President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman ever nominated to the Supreme Court. As we await her confirmation, however, the Supreme Court will continue to consider cases that will directly impact…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judges Issue Four More Rulings Harming Biden Efforts To Protect Public Health And The Environment
    March 1, 2022 1:02 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Judges Issue Four More Rulings Harming Biden Efforts To Protect Public Health And The Environment

    February saw three more decisions by Trump-nominated district court judges that harm Biden Administration actions to protect public health and the environment. In addition, two Trump appellate judges refused to stay an order that stopped COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Navy…

  • Op-Ed
    Ketanji Brown Jackson Is the Supreme Court Justice We Need Now
    February 25, 2022 10:03 am | By Ben Jealous

    Ketanji Brown Jackson Is the Supreme Court Justice We Need Now

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It is with profound joy that I write these words today: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been nominated to become our nation’s first Black woman Supreme Court Justice. From a pool of…

  • News and Analysis
    The Power of Dissent in the Supreme Court
    February 24, 2022 1:47 pm | By Susan Stainman

    The Power of Dissent in the Supreme Court

    As we wait for President Biden to announce his nominee to replace Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court, many have speculated on her potential impact. Some have even speculated that this nomination process is not important, because of the continued…