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  • People For in Action
    Thank You, People For Members, for Holding the Line for Democracy
    December 14, 2021 11:47 am | By 51279

    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…

  • People For in Action
    Norman Lear: “We need each other”
    November 24, 2021 9:59 am | By 74285

    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 | By 75043

    ‘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 | By 51279

    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 | By 51279

    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 | By 51279

    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…

  • People For in Action
    Lifting Up Our Voices for Voting Rights: People For, Clergy, and Alyssa Milano Protest at White House
    October 20, 2021 5:39 pm | By 74285

    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 | By 51279

    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…

  • People For in Action
    Call the White House in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week
    September 29, 2021 2:36 pm | By 74285

    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…

  • People For in Action
    Launch of “Our Courts, Our Fight”
    September 24, 2021 8:48 pm | By 28179

    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…

  • People For in Action
    People For Sounds the Alarm on the CA Recall with Norman Lear, Dolores Huerta
    September 10, 2021 5:17 pm | By 74285

    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…

  • People For in Action
    Stop the California Recall in 60 Seconds: Action of the Week
    September 10, 2021 10:29 am | By 51279

    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…

  • People For in Action
    Tell President Biden We Need to End the Filibuster: Action of the Week
    September 3, 2021 5:00 pm | By 51279

    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…

  • People For in Action
    People For Marches On for Voting Rights Across the Country
    September 1, 2021 5:15 pm | By 74285

    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…

  • People For in Action
    Ben Jealous Rallies Crowd Protesting U.S. Chamber’s Voter Suppression Support
    August 27, 2021 10:27 am | By 75043

    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 | By 51279

    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 | By 75043

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

    .@BenJealous 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 —…

  • People For in Action
    Q&A with Young Elected Officials: IL Rep. Kam Buckner
    August 20, 2021 11:05 am | By 51279

    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…

  • People For in Action
    Stop Gerrymandering in 60 Seconds: People For Action of the Week
    August 19, 2021 2:11 pm | By 51279

    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 | By 51279

    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…