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  • Op-Ed
    Virginia Lawmakers Have a “Moral Responsibility” to Support the For the People Act
    February 24, 2021 1:11 pm | By 62609

    Virginia Lawmakers Have a “Moral Responsibility” to Support the For the People Act

    In a Feb. 22 op-ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, People For President Ben Jealous and Rev. Gregory King outline why Virginia lawmakers should support the For the People Act, a democracy reform package that would restore the full protections…

  • Op-Ed
    Congress Must Pass the For the People Act
    February 24, 2021 1:03 pm | By 75043

    Congress Must Pass the For the People Act

    This op-ed was distributed by OtherWords. More than 230 years ago, the founders of the United States enshrined their vision for our democracy in the preamble to the Constitution. Its opening line begins with a powerful aspiration and mandate for…

  • Op-Ed
    Anna Eskamani: Florida Lawmakers Must Support the For the People Act
    February 24, 2021 11:11 am | By 62609

    Anna Eskamani: Florida Lawmakers Must Support the For the People Act

    In a Feb. 16 op-ed published in Florida Politics, Democratic Rep. Anna Eskamani discusses the For the People Act and explains why democracy reform is good for Floridians. Eskamani pointed to Amendment 4, which was subsequently gutted by Republican state…

  • Op-Ed
    A Once-in-a-Generation Chance to Strengthen Democracy
    February 22, 2021 10:52 am | By 75043

    A Once-in-a-Generation Chance to Strengthen Democracy

    This op-ed was originally published in Medium. Physics holds that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Something similar might be said of politics — although reactions to political change can come with a fury and intensity…

  • Op-Ed
    How Democracy Reform Protects Black Political Power
    February 19, 2021 12:02 pm | By 75043

    How Democracy Reform Protects Black Political Power

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. The 2020 elections taught us that our democracy is both strong and fragile. This is the time to shore it up with the For the People Act that is now waiting…

  • Op-Ed
    The Warning Bells in Trump’s Impeachment Trial
    February 11, 2021 11:28 am | By 75043

    The Warning Bells in Trump’s Impeachment Trial

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. Donald Trump’s defenders are shameless. And that makes them dangerous. It has only been a month since a mob enraged by Trump’s lies about the election being stolen attacked the U.S.…

  • Op-Ed
    Religious Right Leaders “Fueled the Insurrection”
    February 9, 2021 9:42 am | By 62609

    Religious Right Leaders “Fueled the Insurrection”

    During his presidency, the religious right was among Donald Trump’s staunchest base of supporters. Many conservative Christians and evangelicals stuck with Trump despite his vulgarity and profanity, his corruption and naked self-interest and his callously cruel policies. And after Trump’s…

  • Op-Ed
    For a Stronger America, We Must Protect Our Democracy and Hold Extremism Accountable
    February 8, 2021 4:30 pm | By 75043

    For a Stronger America, We Must Protect Our Democracy and Hold Extremism Accountable

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. Nobody needs to tell Black Americans that progress toward an inclusive democracy is often met with brutal resistance. We’ve learned the hard way that we can’t “let nobody turn us ‘round.”…

  • Op-Ed
    Georgia Senate Victories Are a “Game-Changer” for Diversity in Our Courts
    February 8, 2021 2:31 pm | By 62609

    Georgia Senate Victories Are a “Game-Changer” for Diversity in Our Courts

    As a presidential candidate, President Joe Biden addressed the importance of fair-minded judges in our federal courts throughout his campaign. But when his electoral victory was announced in late November, the runoff races in Georgia meant that control of the…

  • Op-Ed
    The National Popular Vote Advances Racial Equity
    February 3, 2021 3:52 pm | By 62609

    The National Popular Vote Advances Racial Equity

    In an op-ed published in Blavity, People For President Ben Jealous and Commonwealth’s Attorney of Portsmouth, Virginia, Stephanie Morales advocated for the National Popular Vote as a critical step toward achieving racial equity in the U.S. Using the 2020 elections…

  • Op-Ed
    Biden and Harris Flex Their Muscles on Their First Day in Office
    February 3, 2021 1:51 pm | By 75043

    Biden and Harris Flex Their Muscles on Their First Day in Office

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris aren’t wasting any time. When we all woke up on the morning of January 20, Donald Trump and Mike Pence were still president and vice president. By the…

  • Op-Ed
    There’s a Lot Left to Be Done
    February 3, 2021 10:32 am | By 75043

    There’s a Lot Left to Be Done

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. February is Black History Month – and Black people just made a whole lot of history. Joe Biden is our president and Donald Trump is not because Black organizers and voters decided that…

  • Op-Ed
    Insurrection Accountability Must Include Conspiracy, Sedition Charges
    January 31, 2021 11:47 am | By 62609

    Insurrection Accountability Must Include Conspiracy, Sedition Charges

    In the month since the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, 235 people have been arrested for taking part in the fatal attack. In addition, investigations at the FBI and Department of Justice are underway. But many rioters walked free…

  • Op-Ed
    Organizing Made the Victories in Georgia Possible
    January 15, 2021 3:10 pm | By 75043

    Organizing Made the Victories in Georgia Possible

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. In recent days, we’ve seen the dying gasps of the Trump administration turn into tragic violence in Washington, D.C. There is much to say about that, and serious reckoning ahead when…

  • Op-Ed
    Jealous, Huerta in Salon: Latino Voters are Turning Georgia Blue
    January 5, 2021 4:10 pm | By 62609

    Jealous, Huerta in Salon: Latino Voters are Turning Georgia Blue

    In an op-ed published in Salon, People For President Ben Jealous and civil rights icon and People For board member Dolores Huerta emphasize Latino voters’ potential to cement a victory in the Georgia Senate runoff races. Looking at the 2020…

  • Op-Ed
    New Year’s Resolutions the Biden Administration Can Make Right Now
    December 22, 2020 1:18 pm | By 75043

    New Year’s Resolutions the Biden Administration Can Make Right Now

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. I don’t know about all of you, but it feels to me like Christmas came early this year. Electing a new president and vice president was a gift that 81 million…

  • Op-Ed
    Learning the Lessons of the Latino Vote
    December 16, 2020 5:33 pm | By 28191

    Learning the Lessons of the Latino Vote

    This op-ed was distributed by OtherWords. Among the many lessons learned in this year’s election, one standout is that Latino voter turnout showed the power of extensive, culturally competent voter education and outreach. And in Georgia, we will soon discover…

  • Op-Ed
    The Other Good News from the 2020 Election
    December 16, 2020 5:25 pm | By 75043

    The Other Good News from the 2020 Election

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. While President Donald Trump continues to hog media attention with his dishonest “stolen election” claims, we should devote some attention to the good news that a diverse group of young progressive…

  • Op-Ed
    Demand that Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Stop Blocking COVID-19 Relief
    December 9, 2020 12:46 pm | By 75043

    Demand that Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Stop Blocking COVID-19 Relief

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It is going to be a hard Christmas for many Americans. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is soaring. The virus is spreading faster than ever. Families and small business owners whose incomes…

  • Op-Ed
    Elliot Mincberg in The Hill: Alito Opens “the Buffet” to Far-Right Litigants
    December 9, 2020 10:21 am | By 77128

    Elliot Mincberg in The Hill: Alito Opens “the Buffet” to Far-Right Litigants

    In an op-ed published in The Hill, People For the American Way Senior Fellow Elliot Mincberg discusses the danger posed in the coming months and years by a right-wing Supreme Court majority after a recent address from Justice Samuel Alito…