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  • 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…

  • Op-Ed
    Rio Tazewell in The Hill: The Push to Impeach Trump “Calls for Mass Action”
    November 27, 2019 6:01 pm | By 62609

    Rio Tazewell in The Hill: The Push to Impeach Trump “Calls for Mass Action”

    Since the beginning of his term, Trump has separated thousands of immigrant children, stuffed the courts with narrow-minded elitists, funneled money from public coffers and foreign countries for his own financial gain, and destroyed our reputation and global alliances. And…

  • Op-Ed
    Hate Must Not Win in Virginia’s Elections
    November 7, 2019 10:58 am | By 60862

    Hate Must Not Win in Virginia’s Elections

    This post originally appeared on Medium. In a few days on Nov. 5, we voters in Virginia will go to the polls in statewide legislative elections whose results will be widely read as foreshadowing for the presidential race in 2020.…

  • Op-Ed
    More Trump Judges on the Federal Bench: A Cause for Alarm, Not Celebration
    November 7, 2019 10:15 am | By 28186

    More Trump Judges on the Federal Bench: A Cause for Alarm, Not Celebration

    This post originally appeared on Medium.  On November 6, President Trump celebrated the confirmation of his federal judicial nominees as a “milestone” during a press event at the White House. Since he took office, Trump has appointed 43 ultra-conservative judges…

  • Op-Ed
    Alec Baldwin in USA Today: “Virginia deserves the attention of all of us”
    October 30, 2019 9:51 am | By 72284

    Alec Baldwin in USA Today: “Virginia deserves the attention of all of us”

    In a new op-ed in USA Today, actor and People For the American Way board member Alec Baldwin discussed the importance of the upcoming 2019 Virginia state legislative election and emphasized why turning Virginia blue by electing progressive Democratic candidates…

  • Op-Ed
    Kathleen Turner: One Year After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, “We Must Demand More”
    October 4, 2019 2:57 pm | By 72284

    Kathleen Turner: One Year After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, “We Must Demand More”

    This Sunday, October 6, marks the one year anniversary since Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the Supreme Court. During Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, multiple women came forward with sexual misconduct charges against Kavanaugh. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into…

  • Op-Ed
    Trump, the Ukraine Call, and the Far-Right Conspiracy Theories That Got Us Here
    September 27, 2019 11:32 am | By 51279

    Trump, the Ukraine Call, and the Far-Right Conspiracy Theories That Got Us Here

    Following the release of a jaw-dropping whistleblower complaint recounting the efforts of various people in the Trump administration, including President Trump himself, to solicit Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 elections, one thing is clear: the American people have every right…

  • Op-Ed
    White Supremacist Terrorism and the History of Anti-Latino Racism in Texas
    August 7, 2019 3:57 pm | By 62609

    White Supremacist Terrorism and the History of Anti-Latino Racism in Texas

    This post originally appeared on Medium. Before he opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on August 3 and killed 22 people in a hate-fueled massacre, the gunman posted a screed online that reportedly stated his motive: “This…

  • Op-Ed
    For Trump, Racism is an Election Strategy. For the Republican Right, it’s a Path to Power.
    July 23, 2019 4:52 pm | By

    For Trump, Racism is an Election Strategy. For the Republican Right, it’s a Path to Power.

    This post originally appeared on Medium. Most Republican leaders sat in shameful silence after President Trump told four women of color in the House of Representatives — three of them born in the U.S — to “go back” to the…

  • Op-Ed
    Robert Bork’s America is Becoming Donald Trump’s America
    July 17, 2019 10:38 am | By 28186

    Robert Bork’s America is Becoming Donald Trump’s America

    This piece originally appeared on Take Care. When Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy announced his opposition to Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court 32 years ago this month, he spoke chillingly on the Senate floor about what “Bork’s America” would be…

  • Op-Ed
    Our Immigrant Prisons are an Atrocity.
    July 17, 2019 10:01 am | By 28191

    Our Immigrant Prisons are an Atrocity.

    Children are suffering and dying. Enough is enough. This post was republished from Otherwords.org Over the past several weeks, the brutal terror that immigrants face at the hands of our government has come into even sharper focus. As reports surface…

  • Op-Ed
    Abortion Restrictions Aren’t about Life – They’re About Power
    May 16, 2019 10:53 am | By 62609

    Abortion Restrictions Aren’t about Life – They’re About Power

    This piece originally appeared on Medium. On May 15, the Alabama Senate passed the country’s most restrictive abortion ban to date. The state’s new bill, which Republican governor Kay Ivey signed into law later that day, effectively bans all abortions…

  • Op-Ed
    Everyone Deserves Full Protection Under the Law
    March 26, 2019 2:57 pm | By 41734

    Everyone Deserves Full Protection Under the Law

    It's time to update our nation's civil rights laws to protect LGBTQ+ people. This post originally appeared on OtherWords.org. Our country has made significant strides in advancing LGBTQ+ rights over the last 15 years. The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling…