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  • Op-Ed
    A Red Flag on the West Coast
    September 2, 2021 5:07 pm | By 75043

    A Red Flag on the West Coast

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. In just a few days, California will wrap up its recall election targeting Governor Gavin Newsom, a scheme orchestrated by a Far Right still seething over the Big Lie. At first glance…

  • Op-Ed
    THE NATION: It’s Time for Biden to Lead on Voting Rights
    August 26, 2021 2:41 pm | By 75043

    THE NATION: It’s Time for Biden to Lead on Voting Rights

    This op-ed was posted in The Nation on August 26, 2021. Senate Republicans have just reaffirmed their shameless resistance to protecting voting rights through the use of the filibuster. This time, they are preventing the Senate from moving forward on…

  • Op-Ed
    President Biden: You Must Do More to Protect Voting Rights
    August 26, 2021 2:34 pm | By 75043

    President Biden: You Must Do More to Protect Voting Rights

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. I was proud to work hard for the election of President Joe Biden. And I was proud to protest outside the Biden White House on Aug. 24. Along with other voting rights…

  • Op-Ed
    To Protect Democracy, We Have to Fix the Supreme Court
    July 29, 2021 3:52 pm | By 75043

    To Protect Democracy, We Have to Fix the Supreme Court

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It’s been six months since the Biden-Harris administration began, ushering in an era of hope after four bitter and disheartening years. We have much to celebrate. At the same time, there are ways…

  • Op-Ed
    Founder Norman Lear at 99: Protect Voting Rights Now
    July 29, 2021 10:23 am | By 45417

    Founder Norman Lear at 99: Protect Voting Rights Now

    On July 27, our People For founder Norman Lear celebrated his 99th birthday. And he made it clear what was on his mind on that day in a moving op-ed in The Washington Post: our country’s voting rights emergency. “I…

  • Op-Ed
    Whitewashing History and Suppressing Voters Go Hand in Hand
    July 26, 2021 10:51 am | By 75043

    Whitewashing History and Suppressing Voters Go Hand in Hand

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. There’s been a lot of news about the Democratic legislators in Texas who fled the state to prevent Republicans from pushing through sweeping new voter suppression laws. Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to have them arrested to force them to attend a special session…

  • Op-Ed
    Dolores Huerta: Time Is Running Out to Defend Voting Rights
    July 25, 2021 1:48 pm | By 51279

    Dolores Huerta: Time Is Running Out to Defend Voting Rights

    In an op-ed for the Monterey Herald, labor leader, civil rights icon and People For board member Dolores Huerta sounds a warning: time is running out to defend voting rights against the onslaught of state laws designed to suppress the…

  • Op-Ed
    Prof. Mary Frances Berry in The Philadelphia Inquirer: Honor John Lewis. Pass the For the People Act.
    July 21, 2021 10:00 am | By 51279

    Prof. Mary Frances Berry in The Philadelphia Inquirer: Honor John Lewis. Pass the For the People Act.

    The one-year anniversary of the death of civil rights icon John Lewis prompts a deeper examination of our nation’s voting rights emergency – and the urgent need for federal action to protect voting rights. In an op-ed for The Philadelphia…

  • Op-Ed
    People For President Ben Jealous in The Hill on Lewis Anniversary
    July 20, 2021 10:52 am | By 75043

    People For President Ben Jealous in The Hill on Lewis Anniversary

    One year after the passing of Rep. John Lewis, who spent his life and career fighting for voting rights, a recent raft of voter suppression legislation in the states threatens to undermine Lewis’s legacy. And this newest chapter in the…

  • Op-Ed
    Texas Democrats Are Getting into ‘Good Trouble’
    July 16, 2021 3:10 pm | By 75043

    Texas Democrats Are Getting into ‘Good Trouble’

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. One year after the death of the great civil rights icon John Lewis, a group of Texas Democratic lawmakers is following Lewis’s lifelong call for people to make “good trouble” and “necessary…

  • Op-Ed
    The Insurrection and the Lost Cause
    July 2, 2021 2:58 pm | By 75043

    The Insurrection and the Lost Cause

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. A violent insurrection engulfed the U.S. Capitol just six months ago. One United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died and other Capitol police are still healing. Investigators are still going through video and social media documenting…

  • Op-Ed
    New Hope on Shelby Anniversary
    June 25, 2021 3:19 pm | By 75043

    New Hope on Shelby Anniversary

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority prevailed in a case that undermined one of the crowning achievements of the 1960s civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act of 1965.…

  • Op-Ed
    Three Urgent Steps to Defend Democracy from Cynics and Skeptics
    June 21, 2021 5:54 pm | By 75043

    Three Urgent Steps to Defend Democracy from Cynics and Skeptics

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. The far-right attack on voting rights is fierce. And the unwillingness of some Senate Democrats to challenge rules that allow a Republican minority to block voting rights bills is making some question…

  • Op-Ed
    THE NATION: The Right’s War on History and Truth
    June 15, 2021 3:04 pm | By 75043

    THE NATION: The Right’s War on History and Truth

    This op-ed by People For the American Way President Ben Jealous was published in The Nation on June 15, 2021. History is contested because the telling of history is powerful. President Joe Biden brought eloquent leadership to a national commemoration…

  • Op-Ed
    Black Churches Have Moral Authority to Defend the Black Vote
    June 14, 2021 12:31 pm | By 75043

    Black Churches Have Moral Authority to Defend the Black Vote

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. During the civil rights movement’s struggle against discrimination and voter suppression in Jim Crow America, the Black Church was a source of refuge and resolve. Today, a new wave of voter suppression…

  • Op-Ed
    Power and Pride to the People!
    June 7, 2021 5:08 pm | By 75043

    Power and Pride to the People!

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Happy Pride month to Black LGBTQ readers and to all of us who love LGBTQ people! June has become the traditional month for Pride celebrations in honor of the gay and transgender people,…

  • Op-Ed
    Don’t Let Senate Republicans Keep Us From Learning the Truth About the Attack on the Capitol
    June 1, 2021 10:47 am | By 75043

    Don’t Let Senate Republicans Keep Us From Learning the Truth About the Attack on the Capitol

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are a threat to our democracy. Here’s the latest proof: Republicans are using the Senate’s filibuster rules to stop Congress from creating a commission to investigate the deadly…

  • Op-Ed
    It’s Time for a Black Woman on the Supreme Court
    May 25, 2021 3:06 pm | By 75043

    It’s Time for a Black Woman on the Supreme Court

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. I am eager to see a brilliant Black woman serving as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. I hope to celebrate her swearing-in later this year. If you’re thinking, “Did I miss something?”…

  • Op-Ed
    Ted Cruz’s Wildly Dishonest Defense of Voter Suppression
    May 18, 2021 5:23 pm | By 75043

    Ted Cruz’s Wildly Dishonest Defense of Voter Suppression

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Sen. Ted Cruz is a shameless liar. And he isn’t even a very good one. Witness his latest dishonest defense of Georgia’s new voter suppression law. Cruz published a column in the…

  • Op-Ed
    THE ADVOCATE: Act Locally to End Anti-Black, Anti-LGBTQ Police Violence
    May 18, 2021 11:15 am | By 75043

    THE ADVOCATE: Act Locally to End Anti-Black, Anti-LGBTQ Police Violence

    This op-ed by People For the American Way President Ben Jealous and the National Black Justice Coalition Executive Director David Johns was published in The Advocate on May 18, 2021. As in far too many police shootings of Black Americans,…