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  • People For in Action
    We’re Fighting For Democracy: People For and Partners Demonstrate at White House
    October 7, 2021 10:57 am | By51279

    We’re Fighting For Democracy: People For and Partners Demonstrate at White House

    "We're fighting for democracy, we shall not be moved," rang out the call of People For members, staff, and coalition partners on October 5 as they gathered in front of the White House. That day, five voting rights activists were…

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    Call the White House in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week
    September 29, 2021 2:36 pm | By74285

    Call the White House in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week

    Welcome to People For’s Action of the Week, where we give you one thing you can do this week to protect our democracy. The Issue: We still need President Biden to urge the Senate to act on voting rights Democratic…

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    Launch of “Our Courts, Our Fight”
    September 24, 2021 8:48 pm | By28179

    Launch of “Our Courts, Our Fight”

    Since the early days of 2017, People For the American Way's “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” series has documented the harmful impact of the Trump administration’s appellate and Supreme Court judges on Americans’ rights and liberties. Now that the Senate is…

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    People For Sounds the Alarm on the CA Recall with Norman Lear, Dolores Huerta
    September 10, 2021 5:17 pm | By74285

    People For Sounds the Alarm on the CA Recall with Norman Lear, Dolores Huerta

    On September 9, People For members were joined by People For co-founder Norman Lear, People For Board Member Dolores Huerta, Courage California Executive Director Irene Kao, People For President Ben Jealous, and People For Deputy Director of Leadership Programs Markus…

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    Stop the California Recall in 60 Seconds: Action of the Week
    September 10, 2021 10:29 am | By51279

    Stop the California Recall in 60 Seconds: Action of the Week

    Welcome to People For’s Action of the Week, where we give you one thing you can do to protect our democracy each week. This week, we’re asking you to help us get out the vote to STOP the California recall…

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    Tell President Biden We Need to End the Filibuster: Action of the Week
    September 3, 2021 5:00 pm | By51279

    Tell President Biden We Need to End the Filibuster: Action of the Week

    Welcome to People For’s Action of the Week, where we give you one thing you can do to protect our democracy each week. This week, we’re asking you to add your name to urge President Biden to lead on passing…

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    People For Marches On for Voting Rights Across the Country
    September 1, 2021 5:15 pm | By74285

    People For Marches On for Voting Rights Across the Country

    On August 28, 2021, People For the American Way members around the country marched for voting rights on the 58th anniversary of the original March for Jobs and Freedom – the march at which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his…

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    Ben Jealous Rallies Crowd Protesting U.S. Chamber’s Voter Suppression Support
    August 27, 2021 10:27 am | By75043

    Ben Jealous Rallies Crowd Protesting U.S. Chamber’s Voter Suppression Support

    Proud to join my friends at @BlackVotersMtr and @greenpeaceusa in standing up to the @USChamber for investing in voter suppression. pic.twitter.com/vPd7CbmtYC — Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) August 26, 2021 On August 26, People For President Ben Jealous rallied the crowd at…

  • People For in Action
    No More Excuses: Activists Rally to Urge President Biden to Take Action on Voting Rights!
    August 26, 2021 4:18 pm | By51279

    No More Excuses: Activists Rally to Urge President Biden to Take Action on Voting Rights!

    No more excuses, Mr. President. Across the country, voting rights are being quietly stripped away at the state level by far-right lawmakers. Still, President Biden has yet to use the full power of his office to lead on protecting voting…

  • People For in Action
    DEMOCRACY NOW: Voting Rights Groups Launch Civil Disobedience Campaign at the White House Urging End to Filibuster
    August 24, 2021 10:37 am | By75043

    DEMOCRACY NOW: Voting Rights Groups Launch Civil Disobedience Campaign at the White House Urging End to Filibuster

    [email protected] is calling on President Biden and Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster, which has consistently hindered civil rights progress, he says. "The filibuster was the insulator of Jim Crow. It is an accident of legislative history." https://t.co/NKYmDdoCA8 pic.twitter.com/5jG9ZqbG8X —…

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    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: IL Rep. Kam Buckner
    August 20, 2021 11:05 am | By51279

    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: IL Rep. Kam Buckner

     To raise up the importance of diverse representation in our government at all levels, 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 in their…

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    Stop Gerrymandering in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week
    August 19, 2021 2:11 pm | By51279

    Stop Gerrymandering in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week

    Welcome to People For’s Action of the Week, where we give you one thing you can do to protect our democracy each week. This week, we’re asking you to add your name to urge the Senate to stop extreme partisan…

  • People For in Action
    People For Urges President Biden to Lead on Voting Rights
    August 16, 2021 1:22 pm | By51279

    People For Urges President Biden to Lead on Voting Rights

    For the second time now, Senate Republicans have blocked critical voting rights legislation from moving forward. They have made it clear that they are actively trying to hold onto power by denying our freedom to vote. On August 12, People…

  • People For in Action
    Protect The Vote in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week
    August 10, 2021 6:13 pm | By78613

    Protect The Vote in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week

    Welcome to People For’s Action of the Week, where we give you one thing you can do to protect our democracy each week. This week, we’re asking you to call your senators and ask them to protect the vote and…

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    YEOs Fly Into Washington To Support Voting Rights
    August 6, 2021 12:28 pm | By44533

    YEOs Fly Into Washington To Support Voting Rights

    Members of People For’s Young Elected Officials (YEO) network were some of the more than 100 state legislators who came to Washington, D.C. from across the country to participate in a #RecessCanWait week of action (8/2-8/6) calling on the Senate…

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    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…

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    The Senate Must Examine the FBI’s Sham Kavanaugh Investigation
    July 26, 2021 5:41 pm | By51279

    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 | By51279

    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…

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    Young Elected Officials In Action This June
    June 28, 2021 5:29 pm | By51279

    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.…

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    Small Donor Revolutionaries: Young Elected Officials Support S. 1
    June 25, 2021 5:26 pm | By44533

    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…