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  • People For in Action
    People For Member Highlight: Stay Positive and Progressive
    July 27, 2021 2:33 pm | By

    People For Member Highlight: Stay Positive and Progressive

    This piece was originally published in our Legacy for Liberty newsletter in Winter 2019. After retiring in 2015, I finally had time to do what I really enjoy - read autobiographies. I came across Norman Lear's book and will never…

  • People For in Action
    The Senate Must Examine the FBI’s Sham Kavanaugh Investigation
    July 26, 2021 5:41 pm | By 51279

    The Senate Must Examine the FBI’s Sham Kavanaugh Investigation

    We always knew that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2018 probe into the multiple allegations of sexual assault against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a sham. Now, the FBI has responded to an official inquiry from Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Chris…

  • People For in Action
    Ben Jealous Calls for Supreme Court Reforms At Presidential Commission Hearing
    July 21, 2021 9:32 am | By 51279

    Ben Jealous Calls for Supreme Court Reforms At Presidential Commission Hearing

    In testimony submitted on July 20, 2021 to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous called for urgently needed reforms to the Court, including term limits, the establishment…

  • People For in Action
    Young Elected Officials In Action This June
    June 28, 2021 5:29 pm | By 51279

    Young Elected Officials In Action This June

    June has been a busy month for People For the American Way Foundation's Young Elected Officials, who did everything from fight to defend voting rights to advocate for greater LGBTQ+ representation at all levels of government. On June 9, D.C.…

  • People For in Action
    Small Donor Revolutionaries: Young Elected Officials Support S. 1
    June 25, 2021 5:26 pm | By 44533

    Small Donor Revolutionaries: Young Elected Officials Support S. 1

    There are many important provisions in the For the People Act, from protecting and expanding voting rights to ending partisan gerrymandering, but perhaps none has the power to transform who can run for Congress more than the creation of a…

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    History and Hope as #FreedomRide2021 Crosses the Deep South
    June 24, 2021 3:51 pm | By 63649

    History and Hope as #FreedomRide2021 Crosses the Deep South

    We’re proud to be joining the 2021 Freedom Ride for Voting Rights! We’ll be riding along on the Blackest Bus in America, organizing to defend the Black vote and pass the For the People Act. Follow along for updates from…

  • People For in Action
    Gathering Momentum for D.C. Statehood
    June 24, 2021 10:47 am | By 44533

    Gathering Momentum for D.C. Statehood

    On Tuesday, June 22nd, People For Senior Director of Field Mobilization Diallo Brooks joined a list of speakers for an early morning rally on Capitol Hill in support of S. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act to make Washington, D.C.…

  • People For in Action
    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: FL State Sen. Shevrin Jones
    June 22, 2021 3:48 pm | By 51279

    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: FL State Sen. Shevrin Jones

    To celebrate Pride Month, we asked some of our Young Elected Officials network members to reflect on how their backgrounds have influenced and improved their leadership, and about their experience as young elected officials who are part of the LGBTQ+…

  • People For in Action
    Freedom Ride For Voting Rights: Atlanta, Georgia
    June 21, 2021 6:46 pm | By

    Freedom Ride For Voting Rights: Atlanta, Georgia

    The Blackest Bus Stops in Atlanta, Georgia: Freedom Ride 2021 We're proud to be joining the 2021 Freedom Ride for Voting Rights! We'll be riding along on the Blackest Bus in America, organizing to defend the Black vote and pass…

  • People For in Action
    Freedom Ride For Voting Rights: Nashville, Tennessee
    June 20, 2021 7:59 pm | By

    Freedom Ride For Voting Rights: Nashville, Tennessee

    The Blackest Bus Stops in Nashville, Tennessee: Freedom Ride 2021 We're proud to be joining the 2021 Freedom Ride for Voting Rights! We'll be riding along on the Blackest Bus in America, organizing to defend the Black vote and pass…

  • People For in Action
    Kicking off #FreedomRide2021 in Jackson, Mississippi!
    June 19, 2021 7:00 pm | By

    Kicking off #FreedomRide2021 in Jackson, Mississippi!

    People For the American Way is on the Road to Defend the Black Vote! We're proud to be joining the 2021 Freedom Ride for Voting Rights! We'll be riding along on the Blackest Bus in America, organizing to defend the…

  • People For in Action
    For the People Act (S. 1) Gets a Boost from Lawmakers, Activists
    June 10, 2021 10:57 am | By 51279

    For the People Act (S. 1) Gets a Boost from Lawmakers, Activists

    People For the American Way was proud to play an instrumental role in turning out hundreds of activists to rally in support of S.1, the For the People Act, on June 9. The event also marked the delivery to the…

  • People For in Action
    Dialogues for Democracy: Diallo Brooks
    May 26, 2021 4:48 pm | By 28183

    Dialogues for Democracy: Diallo Brooks

    People For's Senior Director for Field Mobilization Diallo Brooks joined BOLD ReThink Co-Director Lisa Graves for a conversation about what we can do right now to protect our democracy, from passing groundbreaking legislation like the For the People Act to reforming…

  • People For in Action
    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: MI State Sen. Stephanie Chang
    May 26, 2021 11:47 am | By 51279

    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: MI State Sen. Stephanie Chang

    To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we asked some of our Young Elected Officials network members to reflect on how their backgrounds have influenced and improved their leadership, and about their experience as part of the Asian…

  • People For in Action
    A Somber Anniversary
    May 25, 2021 7:37 pm | By 75043

    A Somber Anniversary

    While we truly believe the hearts and minds of an entire nation were opened by George Floyd’s death and the evidence of brutal killings of Black Americans, there is still so much work to do. Congress needs to pass a…

  • People For in Action
    The Senate Must Support the January 6 Insurrection Commission
    May 21, 2021 6:24 pm | By 51279

    The Senate Must Support the January 6 Insurrection Commission

    Just as a bipartisan deal was announced to form a 9/11-style commission to investigate the events leading up to and surrounding the insurrection waged by Trump’s supporters, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced their…

  • People For in Action
    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: GA Rep. Sam Park
    May 20, 2021 10:46 am | By 51279

    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: GA Rep. Sam Park

    To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we asked some of our Young Elected Officials network members to reflect on how their backgrounds have influenced and improved their leadership, and about their experience as part of the Asian…

  • People For in Action
    The Far Right’s Attacks on Kristen Clarke Are Baseless
    May 17, 2021 6:12 pm | By 78613

    The Far Right’s Attacks on Kristen Clarke Are Baseless

    Watch Right Wing Watch Director Adele Stan explain the "bizarre" attack Sen. Ted Cruz launched against Kristen at the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on her nomination. The far right has thrown attack after attack at Kristen Clarke. Tucker Carlson tried…

  • People For in Action
    People For Members Join Day of Action to Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act
    May 17, 2021 4:50 pm | By 51279

    People For Members Join Day of Action to Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

    On May 8, more than ten thousand activists in more than 150 cities took to the streets for a nationwide day of action honoring the late John Lewis and his lifelong fight to defend voting rights. People For members, coalition…

  • People For in Action
    YEO Network: Voting Rights and Defending Democracy
    April 28, 2021 11:27 pm | By 51279

    YEO Network: Voting Rights and Defending Democracy

    Right before President Biden's speech to the joint session of Congress on April 28, our Young Elected Officials Network hosted an event on voting rights and defending democracy. People For's Deputy Director of Leadership Programs Markus Batchelor and Georgia House…