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  • 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…

  • News and Analysis
    The Black Vote is Critical – and Under Attack
    February 23, 2022 2:55 pm | By People For Staff

    The Black Vote is Critical – and Under Attack

    Throughout the history of America, people of color have had to fight every step of the way for their right to vote. Against all obstacles thrown at them in 2020 and early 2021, voters of color turned out in record…

  • People For in Action
    Black News Channel: Rev. Leslie Watson Wilson on Voting Rights
    February 23, 2022 11:43 am | By Leslie Watson Wilson

    Black News Channel: Rev. Leslie Watson Wilson on Voting Rights

    Rev. Leslie Watson Wilson, national director of People For's African American Religious Affairs, spoke with Del Walters of Black News Channel's DC Today on voting rights, the courts, and the upcoming State of the Union address.

  • Op-Ed
    ITHACA TIMES: Real Crime Data in the Wake of Disinformation
    February 23, 2022 10:52 am | By Alana Byrd

    ITHACA TIMES: Real Crime Data in the Wake of Disinformation

    On February 22, 2022, Alana Byrd, Campaign Manager at People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Ithaca Times: In response to the city of Ithaca’s Reimagining Public Safety plan, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association (PBA)…

  • News and Analysis
    What’s At Stake with a Black Woman Justice to Join the Supreme Court: Racial Justice
    February 22, 2022 4:03 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    What’s At Stake with a Black Woman Justice to Join the Supreme Court: Racial Justice

    After the new Biden nominee joins the Supreme Court, the Court will continue to hear crucial cases that affect all of us. It has already agreed to hear two cases that far-right advocates hope will result in the complete end…

  • Op-Ed
    THE HILL: No, Biden’s Supreme Court justice will not be powerless
    February 22, 2022 1:30 pm | By Paul Gordon

    THE HILL: No, Biden’s Supreme Court justice will not be powerless

    On February 22, 2022, Paul Gordon, Senior Counsel at People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Hill: Ever since Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, some analysts have been saying that…

  • Op-Ed
    Only A Black Woman: A Faith Leader’s Reflection On The Pending Supreme Court Nomination
    February 17, 2022 10:07 am | By Leslie Watson Wilson

    Only A Black Woman: A Faith Leader’s Reflection On The Pending Supreme Court Nomination

    On February 16, 2022, Leslie Watson Wilson, national director of People For’s African American Religious Affairs, published the following opinion piece in NewsOne: I have been asked what does it, this historic nomination, mean to me? [...] What does this…

  • News and Analysis
    What’s At Stake with New Justice to Join Supreme Court: Holding Trump Accountable
    February 15, 2022 12:47 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    What’s At Stake with New Justice to Join Supreme Court: Holding Trump Accountable

    Whether through congressional investigations, private lawsuits, or government prosecutions, efforts to hold Donald Trump accountable for past misconduct continue. The Supreme Court already has and will continue to play a role. As actions against Trump move forward, the Court’s role…

  • Op-Ed
    Republican Party Makes Dangerous Bow to Trump’s Insurrectionists
    February 11, 2022 4:25 pm | By Ben Jealous

    Republican Party Makes Dangerous Bow to Trump’s Insurrectionists

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice-Edney Newswire. The Republican National Committee (RNC) is officially letting Americans know that it is more committed to former President Donald Trump than to democracy, the rule of law, and the truth. Some people might say Republicans…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Continue Nationwide Injunction Against Federal Worker Vaccine Requirement
    February 10, 2022 10:59 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Continue Nationwide Injunction Against Federal Worker Vaccine Requirement

    Trump Fifth Circuit judge Don Willett cast the deciding vote in a “shadow docket” ruling that refused to stay or alter a district court injunction that imposed a nationwide stop on a requirement that federal workers be vaccinated against COVID-19.…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Justices Cast Deciding Votes to Let Alabama Use Racially Discriminatory Map in 2022 Elections
    February 8, 2022 1:35 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Justices Cast Deciding Votes to Let Alabama Use Racially Discriminatory Map in 2022 Elections

    Trump Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett cast deciding votes in a 5-4 “shadow docket” ruling that allows Alabama to use a redistricting map it designed. This was despite a lower court ruled that it discriminates against…