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  • Op-Ed
    Why Trump’s Conduct Means that the Gorsuch Hearings Cannot Go Forward
    March 8, 2017 3:13 pm | By 28186

    Why Trump’s Conduct Means that the Gorsuch Hearings Cannot Go Forward

    This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. The hearings on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court are scheduled to start in less than two weeks, on March 20. Voices have raised legitimate concerns that the hearings…

  • Op-Ed
    Sessions’ Credibility is Shot
    March 2, 2017 5:47 pm | By 53561

    Sessions’ Credibility is Shot

    People For's Arn Pearson knows that we cannot trust Attorney General Jeff Sessions. During his confirmation hearings, Sessions misled the Senate Judiciary Committee about his multiple contacts with Russian officials. These lies about Russia were not the only ethical issues…

  • Op-Ed
    Gorsuch Nomination Threatens the Rights of Everyday Americans
    March 1, 2017 1:25 am | By 42696

    Gorsuch Nomination Threatens the Rights of Everyday Americans

    When it comes to the rights of workers trying to stand up to unfair practices, Gorsuch’s record is downright frightening. This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court should trouble…

  • Op-Ed
    Florida State Rep to Senator Nelson: Stand Strong against Gorsuch
    February 27, 2017 11:47 am | By 41734

    Florida State Rep to Senator Nelson: Stand Strong against Gorsuch

    After a "frightening" first few weeks in office for President Trump, Shevrin Jones, who represents District 101 in the Florida State House, was troubled by his pick of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court. On Friday, an…

  • Op-Ed
    Black Communities Must Fight for the Supreme Court
    February 17, 2017 10:33 am | By 28183

    Black Communities Must Fight for the Supreme Court

    This piece was originally published on Medium. “History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.” –Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Just a few weeks into Trump’s presidency,…

  • Op-Ed
    Michigan Graduate Student Opposes Gorsuch, Urges Senator Stabenow to Join Her
    February 16, 2017 1:45 pm | By 41734

    Michigan Graduate Student Opposes Gorsuch, Urges Senator Stabenow to Join Her

    Michigan graduate student Cortney Sanders understands what freedom, justice, and opportunity look like. She also understands that our country is at a turning point where we need judges and justices who know what these concepts mean for everyday people. That's…

  • Op-Ed
    Trump and Voting: From Bad to Worse
    February 16, 2017 11:31 am | By 28178

    Trump and Voting: From Bad to Worse

    This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. What could be worse than the U.S. president spreading lies and conspiracy theories about voting fraud to make himself feel better about losing the popular vote by millions? Unfortunately, that’s no longer…

  • Op-Ed
    Montana Couple Says Senator Tester Should Stop Danger to Democracy Gorsuch
    February 15, 2017 4:11 pm | By 41734

    Montana Couple Says Senator Tester Should Stop Danger to Democracy Gorsuch

    In a letter to the editor that appeared today in the Missoulian, attorney Katie Carlson and Missoula County clerk-treasurer Tyler Gernant express a lack of confidence in Judge Neil Gorsuch and his ability to dispense equal justice from the Supreme…

  • Op-Ed
    Pennsylvania Faith Leader to Sen. Bob Casey: Moral Leadership Calls On You to #StopGorsuch
    February 13, 2017 12:20 pm | By 41734

    Pennsylvania Faith Leader to Sen. Bob Casey: Moral Leadership Calls On You to #StopGorsuch

    Citizens across the country have a range of reasons for opposing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. For Reverend Dr. Robert P. Shine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it's a question of moral leadership. On Saturday, The Philadelphia Tribune published…

  • Op-Ed
    Fellow Missouri Elected Official Urges Senator McCaskill to #StopGorsuch
    February 13, 2017 12:19 pm | By 41734

    Fellow Missouri Elected Official Urges Senator McCaskill to #StopGorsuch

    We're continuing to hear from new voices across the country publicly urging their senators to oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. On Friday, a letter from Jermaine Reed, Third District councilman in Kansas City, appeared in The…

  • Op-Ed
    Montana LGBTQ Leader to Senator Tester: #StopGorsuch
    February 9, 2017 8:09 pm | By 41734

    Montana LGBTQ Leader to Senator Tester: #StopGorsuch

    The most important part of our #StopGorsuch campaign is that senators hear from you–their constituents—about why Judge Neil Gorsuch is an unacceptable nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. On Monday, a letter from Doug Ingraham, a leader in Montana's…

  • Op-Ed
    North Dakota Activist Takes #StopGorsuch Message to Senator Heitkamp
    February 9, 2017 8:09 pm | By 41734

    North Dakota Activist Takes #StopGorsuch Message to Senator Heitkamp

    Momentum to oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is building across the country. Today a letter from North Dakota activist Kate Black appeared in The Bismarck Tribune. Black urged Senator Heidi Heitkamp to oppose Judge Gorsuch, based…

  • Op-Ed
    Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Would Leave All of Us Vulnerable
    February 8, 2017 6:26 pm | By 28178

    Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Would Leave All of Us Vulnerable

    The courts are meant to protect all Americans, but Neil Gorsuch thinks otherwise. One of the primary purposes of the U.S. Constitution is to establish justice. It’s right there in the opening words: “We the people, in order to form…

  • Op-Ed
    We Need a Supreme Court that Will Check Trump—Judge Gorsuch Won’t
    February 6, 2017 4:26 pm | By 41734

    We Need a Supreme Court that Will Check Trump—Judge Gorsuch Won’t

    As part of our #StopGorsuch campaign, Marge Baker, People For the American Way's executive vice president, wrote on Sunday for The Hill about the dangers that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch poses when what we need most in America…

  • Op-Ed
    Gorsuch is to the Right of Scalia on the “Chevron Doctrine”—Here’s Why it Matters
    February 1, 2017 7:27 pm | By 28186

    Gorsuch is to the Right of Scalia on the “Chevron Doctrine”—Here’s Why it Matters

    This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. In preliminary looks at the record of Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, reports have already suggested that he is more conservative than Justice Scalia was on the so-called Chevron…

  • Op-Ed
    What’s Next for Black America After Obama
    January 24, 2017 12:07 pm | By 28183

    What’s Next for Black America After Obama

    This piece was originally published on Medium. January 20, 2009 awakened a new sense of cultural and historical pride for many Black Americans as we witnessed the inauguration and swearing in of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the…

  • Op-Ed
    November 23, 2016 5:00 am | By 28192

    Donald Trump’s Religious Bigotry Isn’t New, But It’s Still Dangerous

    This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post. A disloyal religion. A religion that mandates violence. A religion incompatible with freedom. A religion intent on overthrowing the government. A religion that’s not a religion but a political movement. Such smears were used for years…

  • Op-Ed
    November 18, 2016 7:32 pm | By 28179

    We Can’t Win a Fight We’re Not In

    This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. In this wrenching week, I have been thinking about something my former boss Paul Wellstone liked to say: “You’ve got to start a fight to win a fight.” An animated professor-turned-senator from…

  • Op-Ed
    Senate GOP Keeping Court Vacancies Open So Trump Can Transform America’s Judiciary
    July 13, 2016 3:09 pm | By 28188

    Senate GOP Keeping Court Vacancies Open So Trump Can Transform America’s Judiciary

    This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post. The Constitution sets up an independent judiciary as the third branch of government, intended to protect people’s rights and to serve as a check on the power of the other two branches. Our…

  • Op-Ed
    April 1, 2016 4:00 am | By 28184

    Supreme Court Obstruction is Continuation of GOP’s Disrespect for First African American President

    This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post. From the right-wing obsession with President Obama’s birth certificate to a GOP Representative interrupting one of his speeches by yelling “you lie,” our nation’s firstAfrican American president has endured an unprecedented level…