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  • People For in Action
    Doubling Down on Voter Suppression in Arizona and Georgia
    March 29, 2022 1:45 pm | By 41734

    Doubling Down on Voter Suppression in Arizona and Georgia

    Arizona and Georgia passed new anti-voter laws among the tidal wave of restrictive voting legislation that rolled in during 2021. Apparently not content to rest on their laurels, both states are among those who’ve already moved new bills in 2022.…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Talk to Your Community
    March 29, 2022 9:00 am | By 78613

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Talk to Your Community

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: with your help, we’re about to confirm the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. On February 25th, President Joe Biden…

  • People For in Action
    Beyond White Supremacy: How White Men Can Advance Social Justice
    March 28, 2022 5:49 pm | By 44533

    Beyond White Supremacy: How White Men Can Advance Social Justice

    On Wednesday, March 23, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous hosted a virtual discussion about dismantling white supremacy and the role that white men can play in this historic moment of rapid demographic shifts in our nation. The…

  • People For in Action
    What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination Means to Young Black Women
    March 28, 2022 3:10 pm | By 78613

    What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination Means to Young Black Women

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination shows D.C. Youth Mayor Addison Rose "that there's nothing in this country, and truly in this world, that I can't become." Judge Jackson's nomination means something to so many of us. And to…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Post to Social Media
    March 24, 2022 12:13 pm | By 78613

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Post to Social Media

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: with your help, we’re about to confirm the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. On February 25th, President Joe Biden…

  • People For in Action
    CBS: Republican senators grill Ketanji Brown Jackson over critical race theory
    March 23, 2022 9:37 am | By 51279

    CBS: Republican senators grill Ketanji Brown Jackson over critical race theory

    Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced some politically loaded questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee during her second day of her confirmation hearings. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz asked the judge about critical race theory in schools and…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Combatting Disinformation
    March 22, 2022 2:54 pm | By 78613

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll: Combatting Disinformation

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: with your help, we’re about to confirm the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. On February 25th, President Joe Biden…

  • People For in Action
    Celebrating Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Hearing
    March 22, 2022 10:10 am | By 74285

    Celebrating Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Hearing

    The week of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing started with a joyful rally on the steps of the Supreme Court, led by She Will Rise, National Women's Law Center, and Black Women's Roundtable. We’re out here in this beautiful…

  • People For in Action
    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll: Call Your Senators
    March 18, 2022 11:52 am | By 78613

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll: Call Your Senators

    How we fight for a #JusticeForAll We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: with your help, we’re about to confirm the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. On February 25th, President Joe Biden…

  • People For in Action
    Judge Jackson Has Always Worked for Equal Justice: Richard Ray
    March 16, 2022 2:46 pm | By 78613

    Judge Jackson Has Always Worked for Equal Justice: Richard Ray

    Deaf advocate Richard Ray tells the story of his experience with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and how she has worked to ensure equal justice for all. At the time, he was an advocate on the case of William Pierce, a…

  • People For in Action
    People For Participates in 57th Anniversary March from Selma to Montgomery
    March 14, 2022 12:21 pm | By 44533

    People For Participates in 57th Anniversary March from Selma to Montgomery

    On Sunday, March 6, People For the American Way staff joined partners and allies from across the country in Alabama for the 57th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, a seminal event in the civil rights movement of…

  • People For in Action
    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll
    March 10, 2022 4:52 pm | By 78613

    How We Fight for a #JusticeForAll

    We’re at a pivotal and exciting moment for our country and our community: we’re about to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. We’re so excited to be in this fight with our supporters and coalition partners nationwide.…

  • People For in Action
    People For Holds Member Briefing on Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination
    March 6, 2022 5:11 pm | By 51279

    People For Holds Member Briefing on Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination

    Three days after President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, People For the American Way held a member briefing on how people can get involved to ensure that Judge Jackson has a…

  • People For in Action
    Black News Channel: Rev. Leslie Watson Wilson on Voting Rights
    February 23, 2022 11:43 am | By 28184

    Black News Channel: Rev. Leslie Watson Wilson on Voting Rights

    Rev. Leslie Watson Wilson, national director of People For's African American Religious Affairs, spoke with Del Walters of Black News Channel's DC Today on voting rights, the courts, and the upcoming State of the Union address.

  • People For in Action
    It’s Time for a New Perspective on the Supreme Court
    January 27, 2022 10:25 am | By 51279

    It’s Time for a New Perspective on the Supreme Court

      With the retirement of Justice Breyer, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. President Biden has made it clear that he will appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court, a step that will bring us closer to our ideals of…

  • 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 | By 97341

    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…

  • People For in Action
    People For Members Grow Voting Rights Movement
    December 22, 2021 5:43 pm | By 51279

    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 | By 51279

    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.…

  • People For in Action
    People For Member Highlight: Dr. K. Kevyne Baar
    December 21, 2021 12:22 pm | By 42696

    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 | By 97341

    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…