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  • People For in Action
    Candlelight Vigils Held Across the Country as Part of January 6th: Day of Remembrance and Action
    January 10, 2022 10:53 am | By97341

    Candlelight Vigils Held Across the Country as Part of January 6th: Day of Remembrance and Action

    One year ago this month, on January 6th, 2021, America saw an attack on the Capitol, a violent insurrection against our country, our democracy, and our system of free and fair elections. This was not an isolated incident, but a…

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    People For Members Grow Voting Rights Movement
    December 22, 2021 5:43 pm | By51279

    People For Members Grow Voting Rights Movement

    In 2021, we saw the greatest wave of voter suppression bills since the rise of Jim Crow. Over and over again, Senate Republicans abused the filibuster to prevent critical voting rights legislation from even being debated, let alone passed. We…

  • People For in Action
    WATCH: Right Wing Watch at 15
    December 21, 2021 4:08 pm | By51279

    WATCH: Right Wing Watch at 15

    For 15 years, People For’s Right Wing Watch has been tracking, exposing, and disrupting the Far Right. We have held some of the most toxic propagandists and politicians accountable and limited their ability to spread dangerous lies and conspiracy theories.…

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    People For Member Highlight: Dr. K. Kevyne Baar
    December 21, 2021 12:22 pm | By42696

    People For Member Highlight: Dr. K. Kevyne Baar

    This post originally appeared in the Fall 2021 edition of our Legacy for Liberty newsletter. I have been a fan of People For the American Way from its earliest days. I admired Norman Lear for joining with Barbara Jordan to…

  • People For in Action
    Activists Gather Outside the UN to Demand Biden Pass Voting Rights Legislation
    December 14, 2021 5:57 pm | By97341

    Activists Gather Outside the UN to Demand Biden Pass Voting Rights Legislation

    On Thursday, December 9th, President Joe Biden kicked off his virtual Summit for Democracy. Gathering officials from over 100 countries, the summit was meant to bring democratic countries together, sharing resources and shoring up governments against growing authoritarianism around the…

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    Thank You, People For Members, for Holding the Line for Democracy
    December 14, 2021 11:47 am | By51279

    Thank You, People For Members, for Holding the Line for Democracy

    The line between autocracy and democracy is fragile. People For the American Way is on the front lines of the critical fights going on in our country right now to defend our rights from those who would take them from…

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    Norman Lear: “We need each other”
    November 24, 2021 9:59 am | By74285

    Norman Lear: “We need each other”

    As we near the end of People For the American Way’s 40th year of fighting for equality and justice for all, co-founder Norman Lear reflects on our origins. A television ad and conversations among Lear, the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan,…

  • People For in Action
    ‘Good Trouble’ Moves the Needle on Voting Rights
    November 22, 2021 3:25 pm | By75043

    ‘Good Trouble’ Moves the Needle on Voting Rights

    During three remarkable months in 2021, from August to November, nearly 300 civil rights advocates – myself included – were arrested at the White House in passionate demonstrations for voting rights. Several of us were arrested multiple times, and our numbers included…

  • People For in Action
    This is Our Moment: More Than 200 Arrested in Powerful Voting Rights Protest at White House
    November 19, 2021 6:03 pm | By51279

    This is Our Moment: More Than 200 Arrested in Powerful Voting Rights Protest at White House

    On November 17, People For the American Way, the League of Women Voters of the United States, the Declaration for American Democracy, and dozens of democracy coalition partner organizations gathered for a powerful demonstration for voting rights in front of…

  • People For in Action
    We The Young People Will Vote: Youth Activists and Civil Rights Leaders Demonstrate at White House
    November 5, 2021 5:14 pm | By51279

    We The Young People Will Vote: Youth Activists and Civil Rights Leaders Demonstrate at White House

    On November 3, voting rights activists escalated demands for the White House to act on voting rights in an action that resulted in the arrests of close to 60 participants, including leading youth activist Yolanda King, the 13-year-old granddaughter of…

  • People For in Action
    The Most Important Election of 2021: Battleground Virginia
    October 26, 2021 2:54 pm | By51279

    The Most Important Election of 2021: Battleground Virginia

    One week out from Election Day, People For the American Way hosted a briefing on the high stakes of this year's Virginia election, the current state of the race, and how people can get involved nationwide to keep the former…

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    Lifting Up Our Voices for Voting Rights: People For, Clergy, and Alyssa Milano Protest at White House
    October 20, 2021 5:39 pm | By74285

    Lifting Up Our Voices for Voting Rights: People For, Clergy, and Alyssa Milano Protest at White House

    We said we'd be back. On October 19, People For the American Way, the League of Women Voters of the United States, and the Declaration for American Democracy, alongside clergy, young elected officials, and coalition partners, escalated demands for the…

  • 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…