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  • Op-Ed
    Diallo Brooks in Blavity: Our Wins in 2020 Are Just the Beginning
    December 1, 2020 10:18 am | By 62609

    Diallo Brooks in Blavity: Our Wins in 2020 Are Just the Beginning

    In an op-ed published in Blavity, People For Senior Director of Field Mobilization Diallo Brooks points to the grassroots mobilization in Black communities ahead of the 2020 elections as the starting point for creating an equitable and just future for…

  • Op-Ed
    Grateful, Even in 2020
    November 30, 2020 1:59 pm | By 75043

    Grateful, Even in 2020

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. This hasn’t been a normal year, and it isn’t going to be a normal Thanksgiving. Instead of looking forward to family and feasting, many of us are listening to health officials…

  • Op-Ed
    Georgia’s Black Voters Can Make History Again
    November 18, 2020 1:55 pm | By 75043

    Georgia’s Black Voters Can Make History Again

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made a brilliant choice in opening her remarks at the Democratic presidential ticket’s victory celebration with a quote from civil rights icon and former Georgia congressman John…

  • Op-Ed
    A Huge Victory – and More Work to Do
    November 12, 2020 11:10 am | By 75043

    A Huge Victory – and More Work to Do

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. After four exhausting years of President Donald Trump and four excruciating days of vote counting, the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday. Hallelujah! Those…

  • Op-Ed
    Ben Jealous in the Baltimore Sun: It’s Time to Fix Our Broken Election System
    November 10, 2020 2:45 pm | By 62609

    Ben Jealous in the Baltimore Sun: It’s Time to Fix Our Broken Election System

    In an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, People For President Ben Jealous discusses the need for democracy and electoral reform in our government. Citing the 2020 elections as an example, Jealous outlines the undemocratic problems with the Electoral College, voter…

  • Op-Ed
    Ben Jealous in USA Today: Amid Election Chaos, Let’s “Keep Calm, Keep Counting, and Get to Work”
    November 6, 2020 1:03 pm | By 62609

    Ben Jealous in USA Today: Amid Election Chaos, Let’s “Keep Calm, Keep Counting, and Get to Work”

    In an op-ed published on Nov. 4 in USA Today, People For President Ben Jealous urges Americans to “keep calm”as every vote gets counted in the 2020 presidential election. Jealous reminds us that we knew going into the election that…

  • Op-Ed
    A Hard Lesson in Democracy
    October 30, 2020 6:05 pm | By 75043

    A Hard Lesson in Democracy

    Republicans in the U.S. Senate just gave us some clarity about where their party wants to take this country. It’s not pretty, and it’s not popular, which is why they’ve put so much effort into taking over the federal courts.…

  • Op-Ed
    It’s Up to Us to Defend the Black Vote
    October 21, 2020 12:57 pm | By 75043

    It’s Up to Us to Defend the Black Vote

    Just weeks before Election Day, with millions of people voting already, the Black vote is being attacked from every angle. After the Supreme Court’s conservatives gutted important parts of the Voting Rights Act a few years ago, many states controlled…

  • Op-Ed
    Politicians Can Stop Police Killings
    October 16, 2020 1:02 pm | By 75043

    Politicians Can Stop Police Killings

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire. Millions of Americans have come out in big cities and small towns to protest the killings of unarmed civilians — often Black people — at the hands of law enforcement. If…

  • Op-Ed
    Dolores Huerta: Democratic Candidates Must Earn Latino Support
    October 12, 2020 9:53 am | By 62609

    Dolores Huerta: Democratic Candidates Must Earn Latino Support

    In an op-ed in Univision, civil rights and labor leader and PFAW board member Dolores Huerta discusses the critical need for Democratic candidates to invest long-term in Latino voter outreach. Huerta points out that Latinos have helped tip the scales…

  • Op-Ed
    Amy Coney Barrett Has No Business Ruling in This Election
    October 9, 2020 12:25 pm | By 58192

    Amy Coney Barrett Has No Business Ruling in This Election

    This op-ed was distributed by OtherWords. Well before Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the United States Supreme Court, every step in the frenzied process had seemed terribly amiss. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his party are playing by…

  • Op-Ed
    What’s at Stake with Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee: Health Care and Civil Rights
    October 8, 2020 9:51 am | By 75043

    What’s at Stake with Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee: Health Care and Civil Rights

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire.  Republicans’ rush to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat before the election is a terrible threat to Black people’s civil rights and the health of our communities. In her 27…

  • Op-Ed
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defended Important Social Justice Gains, Including Health Care
    September 30, 2020 2:14 pm | By 75043

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defended Important Social Justice Gains, Including Health Care

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney Newswire.  The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an intellectual giant with a righteous spirit. She used her brilliant mind and steely determination to protect the gains of the civil rights movement and…

  • Op-Ed
    Ben Jealous: “Graham’s Support for a Supreme Court Nominee Puts SC Health Care at Risk”   
    September 29, 2020 3:49 pm | By 62609

    Ben Jealous: “Graham’s Support for a Supreme Court Nominee Puts SC Health Care at Risk”  

    In an op-ed in the Post and Courier, PFAW President Ben Jealous criticizes Sen. Lindsey Graham for his open support for processing an anti-health care Supreme Court nominee in the middle of a public health crisis. The pandemic has exacerbated…

  • Op-Ed
    Tell Republicans: Stop Trump from Trashing Our Post Office
    September 23, 2020 3:59 pm | By 75043

    Tell Republicans: Stop Trump from Trashing Our Post Office

    This op-ed was distributed by the Trice Edney News Wire. The post office is one of the most respected institutions in America, a lifeline for millions of Americans, and a source of good jobs for thousands of Black people—and the Trump administration…

  • 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…