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  • Op-Ed
    Far-Right Smears of Judge Jackson Show Why We Can’t Let Them Take Power
    April 12, 2022 1:44 pm | By 75043

    Far-Right Smears of Judge Jackson Show Why We Can’t Let Them Take Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history this week when the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. That is cause for celebration. When Judge Jackson is sworn in as…

  • Op-Ed
    Fighting the Corruption of Power
    April 1, 2022 3:39 pm | By 75043

    Fighting the Corruption of Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. We keep learning more about the attack on the U.S. Capitol. And we keep learning more about the many schemes former President Donald Trump and his team tried to use to overturn…

  • Op-Ed
    We’re Not Letting Anybody Steal Our Joy
    March 28, 2022 5:37 pm | By 75043

    We’re Not Letting Anybody Steal Our Joy

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire.  A congressional meeting room might be the last place people would expect to find joy. But joy was in the air on the opening day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court…

  • Op-Ed
    BLAVITY: What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Will Mean To Black Gen-Zers Like Myself
    March 24, 2022 10:18 am | By

    BLAVITY: What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Will Mean To Black Gen-Zers Like Myself

    On March 23, 2022, Addison Rose, Youth Mayor of Washington, DC, published the following opinion piece in Blavity: Growing up as a Black woman in Washington, DC, I’ve always viewed the U.S. Supreme Court as a historic symbol, something powerful…

  • Op-Ed
    NEWSWEEK: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Bring Moral Clarity to SCOTUS
    March 24, 2022 9:56 am | By 75043

    NEWSWEEK: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Bring Moral Clarity to SCOTUS

    On March 23, 2022, Ben Jealous, President of People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in Newsweek: There is no question that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, currently of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit,…

  • Op-Ed
    Black Americans and the Worldwide Principles of Democracy
    March 17, 2022 1:37 pm | By 75043

    Black Americans and the Worldwide Principles of Democracy

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Anti-democratic authoritarianism is on the rise–both around the world and here at home. Sometimes it is easier to recognize overseas. That’s especially true at moments like this when Vladimir Putin’s military is…

  • Op-Ed
    From Selma to the Supreme Court, We Are Still Making History
    March 11, 2022 9:00 am | By 75043

    From Selma to the Supreme Court, We Are Still Making History

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice-Edney Newswire. History was made in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965. Alabama state troopers viciously attacked peaceful voting rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The troopers were hoping to stop the voting rights…

  • Op-Ed
    State of the Union: Democracy Needs Defenders
    March 4, 2022 3:16 pm | By 75043

    State of the Union: Democracy Needs Defenders

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address reminded Americans that democracy needs defenders—here at home as well as in Ukraine. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine was understandably a major…

  • Op-Ed
    THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY: Right-Wing Lies Against Supreme Court Nominee Must Be Met With Strong Philanthropic Response
    March 4, 2022 10:16 am | By 75043

    THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY: Right-Wing Lies Against Supreme Court Nominee Must Be Met With Strong Philanthropic Response

    On March 3, 2022, Ben Jealous, President of People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Chronicle of Philanthropy: President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court is a…

  • Op-Ed
    ITHACA VOICE: Are our police officers protecting and serving all of us?
    March 2, 2022 4:12 pm | By 101455

    ITHACA VOICE: Are our police officers protecting and serving all of us?

    On March 1, 2022, Alana Byrd, Campaign Manager at People For the American Way, published the following letter to the editor in The Ithaca Voice: Late last month, the Ithaca Voice reported on two separate stabbings which occurred in the…

  • Op-Ed
    Ketanji Brown Jackson Is the Supreme Court Justice We Need Now
    February 25, 2022 10:03 am | By 75043

    Ketanji Brown Jackson Is the Supreme Court Justice We Need Now

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It is with profound joy that I write these words today: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been nominated to become our nation’s first Black woman Supreme Court Justice. From a pool of…

  • Op-Ed
    ITHACA TIMES: Real Crime Data in the Wake of Disinformation
    February 23, 2022 10:52 am | By 101455

    ITHACA TIMES: Real Crime Data in the Wake of Disinformation

    On February 22, 2022, Alana Byrd, Campaign Manager at People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Ithaca Times: In response to the city of Ithaca’s Reimagining Public Safety plan, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association (PBA)…

  • Op-Ed
    THE HILL: No, Biden’s Supreme Court justice will not be powerless
    February 22, 2022 1:30 pm | By 28188

    THE HILL: No, Biden’s Supreme Court justice will not be powerless

    On February 22, 2022, Paul Gordon, Senior Counsel at People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Hill: Ever since Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, some analysts have been saying that…

  • Op-Ed
    Only A Black Woman: A Faith Leader’s Reflection On The Pending Supreme Court Nomination
    February 17, 2022 10:07 am | By 28184

    Only A Black Woman: A Faith Leader’s Reflection On The Pending Supreme Court Nomination

    On February 16, 2022, Leslie Watson Wilson, national director of People For’s African American Religious Affairs, published the following opinion piece in NewsOne: I have been asked what does it, this historic nomination, mean to me? [...] What does this…

  • Op-Ed
    Republican Party Makes Dangerous Bow to Trump’s Insurrectionists
    February 11, 2022 4:25 pm | By 75043

    Republican Party Makes Dangerous Bow to Trump’s Insurrectionists

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice-Edney Newswire. The Republican National Committee (RNC) is officially letting Americans know that it is more committed to former President Donald Trump than to democracy, the rule of law, and the truth. Some people might say Republicans…

  • Op-Ed
    How History Will Be Made Again: Black History Month and the Supreme Court
    February 3, 2022 3:39 pm | By 75043

    How History Will Be Made Again: Black History Month and the Supreme Court

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. February is Black History Month. The news we are making and witnessing right now reflects all the contradictions of our history—American history. The history of Black people in this country is a…

  • Op-Ed
    THE WASHINGTON POST: It’s time for the Supreme Court to truly reflect America
    February 2, 2022 3:06 pm | By 28184

    THE WASHINGTON POST: It’s time for the Supreme Court to truly reflect America

    On February 2, 2022, Leslie Watson Wilson, national director of People For's African American Religious Affairs, published the following letter to the editor in The Washington Post: I was disappointed to see Ruth Marcus’s Jan. 27 op-ed, “Breyer’s replacement will…

  • Op-Ed
    Celebrating Black Women on the Federal Bench
    January 31, 2022 10:42 am | By 75043

    Celebrating Black Women on the Federal Bench

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. President Joe Biden’s first year in office has brought both triumphs and disappointments. There’s no question that the administration has work to do on voting rights and on passing the critical social…

  • Op-Ed
    USA TODAY: Biden must honor his commitment to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court
    January 27, 2022 11:24 am | By 75043

    USA TODAY: Biden must honor his commitment to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court

    On January 27, 2022, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous published the following op-ed in USA Today: Whatever you think of the pressure exerted on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire over the last couple of years – and it has been intense –…

  • Op-Ed
    Trump, the MLK Holiday, and the Big Lie
    January 24, 2022 4:32 pm | By 75043

    Trump, the MLK Holiday, and the Big Lie

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice-Edney Newswire. Did you see how former President Donald Trump spent Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend? He made one of the ugliest appeals to racial resentment and white grievance that I have seen in decades.…