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  • 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…

  • 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…