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    PFAW President Ben Jealous Discusses His 2020 Goals During Member Telebriefing
    June 23, 2020 12:20 pm | By 74285

    PFAW President Ben Jealous Discusses His 2020 Goals During Member Telebriefing

    On June 18, People For the American Way hosted a telebriefing to introduce new PFAW President Ben Jealous and give our members the opportunity to hear from him about his goals and vision for the next chapter at PFAW. Jealous…

  • People For in Action
    Courts Activists Gather for Virtual Rally to Protect Our Health Care and Our Rights
    June 17, 2020 10:14 am | By 73556

    Courts Activists Gather for Virtual Rally to Protect Our Health Care and Our Rights

    On June 15, People For the American Way, Alliance for Justice, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, Demand Justice, and other fair court allies hosted a virtual rally to oppose the nominations of D.C. Circuit nominee…

  • People For in Action
    The Georgia Primary Illustrates the Need for Election Protections
    June 16, 2020 6:08 pm | By 62609

    The Georgia Primary Illustrates the Need for Election Protections

    It may have been baseball legend Yogi Berra who famously coined the phrase “It’s déjà vu all over again.” But on June 9, many Georgia voters expressed a similar refrain after enduring lines as long as seven hours and confusion…

  • People For in Action
    America Will Be!
    June 15, 2020 8:55 am | By 75043

    America Will Be!

    A Message from New People For the American Way President Ben Jealous: This is a critical time for our nation. People For the American Way is uniquely equipped to meet this moment. These challenging times demand more of all of…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Joins Speaker Pelosi at Vote For Our Lives Virtual Rally
    June 12, 2020 10:05 am | By 44533

    PFAW Joins Speaker Pelosi at Vote For Our Lives Virtual Rally

    On June 9, PFAW joined the Declaration For American Democracy coalition, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other partner organizations for a virtual rally on voting rights. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Reverend Dr. William Barber II, civil…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Encourages All Americans to Participate in National Day of Mourning
    June 4, 2020 10:14 am | By 73273

    PFAW Encourages All Americans to Participate in National Day of Mourning

    On June 1, leaders of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, NAACP, National Urban League, and National Action Network released…

  • People For in Action
    Justin Walker is Exactly the Kind of Judicial Nominee that the Framers Intended to Protect Us From
    May 6, 2020 10:51 am | By 28179

    Justin Walker is Exactly the Kind of Judicial Nominee that the Framers Intended to Protect Us From

    On October 24, 2019, Trump nominee Justin Walker was confirmed to be a U.S. district court judge for the Western District of Kentucky. On April 3, 2020, Trump announced his decision to elevate Walker to be a U.S. circuit court…

  • People For in Action
    Joe Biden Promises to Nominate Judges “Who Look Like America”
    May 5, 2020 12:46 pm | By 62609

    Joe Biden Promises to Nominate Judges “Who Look Like America”

    Since the earliest days of the 2020 presidential election campaign, PFAW’s Vote the Courts 2020 campaign has urged presidential primary candidates to voice their plans to nominate fair-minded constitutionalists to our federal courts. On May 4, former Vice President Joe…

  • People For in Action
    Progressives, SCOTUS and 2020
    April 28, 2020 12:41 pm | By 62609

    Progressives, SCOTUS and 2020

    In the 2020 presidential election, it’s critical that progressives support a candidate who understands the importance of our courts – and who sits on them. The Democratic nominee needs to speak out against the narrow-minded elitists being pushed by the…

  • People For in Action
    The Extreme Views of Judicial Nominee Cory Wilson Make Him Unqualified to Serve
    April 15, 2020 3:54 pm | By 28179

    The Extreme Views of Judicial Nominee Cory Wilson Make Him Unqualified to Serve

    On October 15, 2019, President Trump nominated Cory Wilson to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. Before that nomination came to a vote, Wilson was elevated by a new nomination to be a U.S.…

  • People For in Action
    On ACA 10th Anniversary, Remember Senators’ Votes for Anti-Health Care Judges
    March 23, 2020 10:00 am | By 72328

    On ACA 10th Anniversary, Remember Senators’ Votes for Anti-Health Care Judges

    Ten years ago, the passage of the Affordable Care Act provided a lifeline to millions of Americans who lacked health coverage. Sadly, ever since then the ACA has been under attack from the far right. Republicans have tried repeatedly to…

  • People For in Action
    Protecting Public Safety and the Right to Vote Amid COVID-19
    March 18, 2020 10:13 am | By 51279

    Protecting Public Safety and the Right to Vote Amid COVID-19

    COVID-19 has already begun to affect primary elections around the country, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. People For the American Way and PFAW's African American Ministers In Action program joined coalition partners to urge members…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Joins Rally at the Supreme Court to Defend Abortion Access
    March 6, 2020 1:07 pm | By 73273

    PFAW Joins Rally at the Supreme Court to Defend Abortion Access

    On March 4, People For the American Way staff joined partner organizations and activists for the #MyRightMyDecision rally at the Supreme Court as justices heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo. The case involves a Louisiana restriction commonly known…

  • People For in Action
    Judicial Nominee Stephen Schwartz Wants to Undo the New Deal and the Social Safety Net
    March 4, 2020 3:58 pm | By 28179

    Judicial Nominee Stephen Schwartz Wants to Undo the New Deal and the Social Safety Net

    On June 7, 2017, President Trump nominated Stephen Schwartz to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. While that nomination never got a final vote, Schwartz was nominated to fill a different vacancy on the same court…

  • People For in Action
    Activists Rally at the Supreme Court to Protect Consumers
    March 3, 2020 5:13 pm | By 73556

    Activists Rally at the Supreme Court to Protect Consumers

    On March 3, People For the American Way staff and members joined coalition partners and activists for a rally at the Supreme Court to urge the Court to protect millions of American consumers from the financial industry and big banks.…

  • People For in Action
    Trump’s Stephen Vaden Judicial Nomination Represents Yet Another Assault on the Integrity of Our Courts
    February 26, 2020 10:49 am | By 28179

    Trump’s Stephen Vaden Judicial Nomination Represents Yet Another Assault on the Integrity of Our Courts

    On January 31, 2019, President Trump nominated Stephen Vaden to the U.S. Court of International Trade. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Vaden’s hearing on November 13, 2019 and reported him to the full Senate on January 16, 2020. Floor votes…

  • People For in Action
    The 2020 CBC Convening: A Fair Census, Voting Rights and Expanding the Electorate
    February 21, 2020 11:03 am | By 73979

    The 2020 CBC Convening: A Fair Census, Voting Rights and Expanding the Electorate

    On Monday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 4, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held the 2020 National Black Leadership Summit: An Emergency Convening in Washington, D.C. More than 600 Black leaders attended the event to discuss the 2020 census and the…

  • People For in Action
    Democratic Candidates Talk Courts at Presidential Forum
    February 19, 2020 4:09 pm | By 73273

    Democratic Candidates Talk Courts at Presidential Forum

    On February 8, eight former and current Democratic presidential candidates gathered in New Hampshire to participate in the Our Rights, Our Courts presidential forum hosted by Demand Justice, Center for Reproductive Rights, NARAL, and All Above All Action Fund. The…

  • People For in Action
    Mitch McConnell Must Take the For the People Act Out of His Legislative Graveyard
    February 14, 2020 1:32 pm | By 41734

    Mitch McConnell Must Take the For the People Act Out of His Legislative Graveyard

    The House of Representatives passed the For the People Act on March 8, 2019. Nearly a year later, there’s been no Senate action on it or the Udall-Merkley companion bill. This is unacceptable in any year. It’s especially troubling with…

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    Congress Must Enact Substantial Reforms As Surveillance Authorities Expire
    February 14, 2020 10:22 am | By 41734

    Congress Must Enact Substantial Reforms As Surveillance Authorities Expire

    The PATRIOT Act has threatened our privacy rights since Congress rushed to pass it after the 9/11 attacks. We still lack necessary privacy protections despite surveillance reforms passed in the years since. With three of the most problematic provisions set…