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  • Op-Ed
    Elliot Mincberg: Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Puts Health Care “In the Crosshairs”
    September 16, 2020 10:35 am | By 62609

    Elliot Mincberg: Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Puts Health Care “In the Crosshairs”

    In a new op-ed in The Hill, PFAW Senior Fellow Elliot Mincberg ties Donald Trump’s updated short list of potential Supreme Court nominees to the threat they would pose to Americans’ access to health care if any of them are…

  • Op-Ed
    Ben Jealous: Ernst’s “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”
    September 15, 2020 10:53 am | By 62609

    Ben Jealous: Ernst’s “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”

    In a new op-ed in the Carroll Times Herald, PFAW President Ben Jealous emphasizes Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s complicity in endangering Iowans’ access to health care through her votes to confirm Donald Trump’s judicial appointees. Jealous notes that many of…

  • Op-Ed
    The Key to Motivating Young Voters? Young Candidates
    September 14, 2020 11:08 am | By 75043

    The Key to Motivating Young Voters? Young Candidates

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney News Wire. One of the most exciting parts of this year’s Democratic National Convention for me was the keynote speech delivered collectively by a group of young progressive elected officials, many of…

  • Op-Ed
    Black Voters are Top Targets of Voter Suppression ‘Information Warfare’
    September 10, 2020 4:51 pm | By 75043

    Black Voters are Top Targets of Voter Suppression ‘Information Warfare’

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney News Wire. Black voters have a powerful role to play in this year’s elections. That’s why we are being targeted by disinformation campaigns that are meant to discourage and suppress our turnout.…

  • Op-Ed
    A Bittersweet Juneteenth
    June 10, 2020 1:13 pm | By 28183

    A Bittersweet Juneteenth

    This post originally appeared on OtherWords.org. Our ancestors were emancipated on Juneteenth, but we're still fighting for true freedom in this country. Americans may or may not know there’s more than one Independence Day in the United States. In addition…

  • Op-Ed
    Diallo Brooks: We Don’t Need to Return to Normal ⁠— We Need a New Normal
    May 20, 2020 9:00 am | By 73273

    Diallo Brooks: We Don’t Need to Return to Normal ⁠— We Need a New Normal

    In a new op-ed published by Colorlines, PFAW Senior Director of Outreach and Public Engagement Diallo Brooks emphasizes that the “normal” life that Donald Trump is pushing states to get back to during the COVID-19 pandemic is not a normal that…

  • Op-Ed
    Trump is Using the Pandemic to Further Shred the Social Safety Net
    May 13, 2020 2:12 pm | By 28186

    Trump is Using the Pandemic to Further Shred the Social Safety Net

    Recent reports that the Trump administration is planning a “sweeping effort” to “repeal or suspend” federal rules affecting business on issues such as workplace safety, health care, and the environment, all in the name of economic recovery from the current pandemic, should…

  • Op-Ed
    Facing Down Bigotry — and a Pandemic
    May 13, 2020 12:40 pm | By 52560, 74735

    Facing Down Bigotry — and a Pandemic

    This post originally appeared on OtherWords.org. Against harassment and bigotry, Asian-American officials are finding ways to care for their communities through this crisis. A random pedestrian spit on a 26-year-old woman on her way to the gym in her San…

  • Op-Ed
    Elliot Mincberg: Republicans Must Join Democrats When It Comes to COVID-19 Oversight
    April 21, 2020 9:40 am | By 73273

    Elliot Mincberg: Republicans Must Join Democrats When It Comes to COVID-19 Oversight

    In a new op-ed in The Hill, PFAW Senior Fellow Elliot Mincberg emphasizes the importance of independent oversight of the Trump administration actions amid the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for Republicans and Democrats to work together to ensure that relief funds…

  • Op-Ed
    Trumpublicans vs. Voting Rights: An Existential Threat to Constitutional Self-Government
    April 20, 2020 5:30 pm | By 28178

    Trumpublicans vs. Voting Rights: An Existential Threat to Constitutional Self-Government

    This post originally appeared on Medium.  Voting rights, which should be sacred in a democratic society, took another devastating hit on April 6, with the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative and right-wing justices denying thousands of Wisconsin voters the ability to…

  • Op-Ed
    Diallo Brooks: Fighting for Safe, Fair and Equitable Access to the Ballot
    April 14, 2020 12:39 pm | By 73273

    Diallo Brooks: Fighting for Safe, Fair and Equitable Access to the Ballot

    In a new op-ed in Essence, PFAW Senior Director of Outreach and Public Engagement Diallo Brooks addresses voting rights amid the coronavirus pandemic, and stresses the need for safe and fair access to the polls during our elections. The coronavirus pandemic…

  • Op-Ed
    Don’t Let Church-State Separation Be a Victim of the Coronavirus
    April 1, 2020 4:35 pm | By 42850

    Don’t Let Church-State Separation Be a Victim of the Coronavirus

    This post first appeared on Medium. You know the old saying, “The devil’s in the details,” right? Well, in the case of that big coronavirus legislation that just moved through Congress, the devil’s dressed up like a Trump-supporting megachurch preacher looking…

  • Op-Ed
    Diallo Brooks: How To Support Vulnerable Communities Amid The Coronavirus Crisis
    March 17, 2020 4:42 pm | By 73273

    Diallo Brooks: How To Support Vulnerable Communities Amid The Coronavirus Crisis

    In a new op-ed posted on Blavity, PFAW Senior Director of Outreach and Public Engagement Diallo Brooks addresses the coronavirus pandemic and how it's impacting people's lives -- outside of the health care realm -- every day. While everything works…

  • Op-Ed
    Gordon: A Disgraced Senate and President Have No Business Confirming Judges
    February 24, 2020 3:23 pm | By 73680

    Gordon: A Disgraced Senate and President Have No Business Confirming Judges

    In a new op-ed featured in The Hill, PFAW Senior Fellow Paul Gordon ties the Republican Senate’s role in Trump’s sham impeachment cover-up to their role in confirming Trump’s dangerous judicial nominees. By doing so, these senators are further enabling…

  • Op-Ed
    Mincberg: Joni Ernst’s Judicial Votes Threaten Iowans’ Health and Safety
    February 14, 2020 3:49 pm | By 73680

    Mincberg: Joni Ernst’s Judicial Votes Threaten Iowans’ Health and Safety

    In a new op-ed in the Iowa Cedar Rapids Gazette, PFAW senior fellow Elliot Mincberg and Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic demonstrate Senator Joni Ernst’s complicity in endangering Iowans’ health and safety through the votes she has taken on Trump…

  • Op-Ed
    Andrew Gillum: “We can’t afford a voting rights foe on the 11th circuit”
    February 11, 2020 1:51 pm | By 73680

    Andrew Gillum: “We can’t afford a voting rights foe on the 11th circuit”

    In a new op-ed for the Tampa Bay Times, Andrew Gillum explains his opposition to Andrew Brasher, Trump’s judicial nominee for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Gillum points to Brasher’s bad track record on voting rights as Alabama’s solicitor…

  • Op-Ed
    Impeachment Is Over, But Don’t Despair
    February 5, 2020 4:30 pm | By 28183

    Impeachment Is Over, But Don’t Despair

    The Senate failed to do their job — but ordinary citizens can’t fail to do ours. This post originally appeared on OtherWords.org. Hours before the House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump for using the power of his office to sabotage…

  • Op-Ed
    Paul Gordon in Newsweek: Republican Party Has Become “Cult of Personality” for Trump
    January 31, 2020 11:10 am | By 62609

    Paul Gordon in Newsweek: Republican Party Has Become “Cult of Personality” for Trump

    In a new op-ed in Newsweek, PFAW Senior Legislative Counsel Paul Gordon responded to Alan Dershowitz’s disturbing defense of the president and emphasized that Trump must be held accountable for his abuses of power during today’s Senate impeachment trial. Gordon…

  • Op-Ed
    Andrew Gillum: “We can’t let voter suppression win in 2020”
    January 28, 2020 3:45 pm | By 73680

    Andrew Gillum: “We can’t let voter suppression win in 2020”

    With the clock already ticking fast toward the 2020 elections, voter participation and voter suppression are a key focus for progressives. Make no mistake -- these anti-democratic voter suppression tactics are designed by the GOP to suppress the votes of…

  • Op-Ed
    Elliot Mincberg in The Hill: “January’s anniversaries show us why federal courts matter”
    January 28, 2020 11:00 am | By 73680

    Elliot Mincberg in The Hill: “January’s anniversaries show us why federal courts matter”

    In a new op-ed featured in The Hill, PFAW Senior Fellow Elliot Mincberg reflects on three back-to-back days in January – MLK Day and the anniversaries of Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Citizens United v. FEC – and…