Creating meaningful change means organizing in our own communities on issues that affect our rights, our opportunities and our lives. People For the American Way leads a range of campaigns to support constitutional values under attack and to counter right-wing extremism. From fighting for a democracy that works for everyone to challenging attacks on equal rights, all of our campaigns are aimed at making strides toward a country where the promise of America is real for all Americans. Read more about our campaigns and get involved below.
Protecting the Right to Vote
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, known as the crown jewel of the civil rights movement, was gutted by a Supreme Court ruling in 2013, and the Right continues to push an onslaught of discriminatory voter suppression tactics.
Protecting Lower Courts
While the Supreme Court is what springs to mind when Americans think about our judicial system, the reality is that most federal cases never make it to the high court.
Protecting Immigrant Communities
We must all fight back and support fair immigration policies so that every immigrant, whether they are green card holders, asylum seekers or undocumented, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to succeed.
Promoting Gender Equity
From countering hostile politics to pushing proactive reforms, promoting gender equity is critical to achieving our vision of a vibrant democratic society that works for all of us.
Defending Religious Liberty
Religious freedom is at the heart of the American ideal, but some seek to turn religious liberty from a shield into a sword that individuals and corporations can use to harm others by exempting themselves from laws that promote the common good.
Fighting Big Money in Politics
Citizens United v. FEC paved the way for corporations and wealthy donors to spend unlimited money to influence elections, creating an out-of-balance system where the size of your wallet determines the strength of your political power.
Protecting the Supreme Court
While in office, Trump and his Republican enablers in the Senate eviscerated institutional safeguards to stack our nation’s courts with lifetime judges whose extreme agendas would only serve the wealthy and powerful.
People For the American Way's Latinos Vote! program exposes and counters anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies. Over six election cycles, we’ve run bilingual media campaigns in swing states where the Latino vote can be decisive.
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