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  • People For in Action
    People For Members Join Day of Action to Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act
    May 17, 2021 4:50 pm | By 51279

    People For Members Join Day of Action to Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

    On May 8, more than ten thousand activists in more than 150 cities took to the streets for a nationwide day of action honoring the late John Lewis and his lifelong fight to defend voting rights. People For members, coalition…

  • People For in Action
    YEO Network: Voting Rights and Defending Democracy
    April 28, 2021 11:27 pm | By 51279

    YEO Network: Voting Rights and Defending Democracy

    Right before President Biden's speech to the joint session of Congress on April 28, our Young Elected Officials Network hosted an event on voting rights and defending democracy. People For's Deputy Director of Leadership Programs Markus Batchelor and Georgia House…

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    The George Floyd Verdict and the Future of Justice in America
    April 22, 2021 10:46 am | By 51279

    The George Floyd Verdict and the Future of Justice in America

    This was an important but draining week regarding the future of policing and our collective continued search for true justice. The murderer of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, was found guilty on all counts, in a far too-rare example of police…

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    Clubhouse: The Invite-Only Social App Attracting Bigots and Far-Right Activists
    March 30, 2021 1:36 pm | By 51279

    Clubhouse: The Invite-Only Social App Attracting Bigots and Far-Right Activists

    Clubhouse is an exclusive iPhone app that is accessible only by invitation and whose audio-only structure raises a unique set of moderation concerns when regulating real-time conversations, problems exemplified by recent situations where conversations have devolved into long, bigotry-filled diatribes.…

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    People For Member Briefing on #HerFightOurFight Campaign Launch
    March 9, 2021 8:59 pm | By 51279

    People For Member Briefing on #HerFightOurFight Campaign Launch

    On March 9, People For the American Way hosted a member-exclusive briefing on the launch of our new campaign, #HerFightOurFight, which will focus on securing the Senate confirmations of highly qualified women of color nominated for executive branch and judicial…

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    People For Joins Partners for National Watch Party as H.R. 1 Passes the House
    March 9, 2021 11:05 am | By 44533

    People For Joins Partners for National Watch Party as H.R. 1 Passes the House

    Last week marked an historic milestone in the movement to create a more equitable and just democracy. H.R. 1, the For the People Act, passed the House Wednesday night (March 3rd), with 220 Democrats voting in favor. This landmark legislation…

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    Jamie Raskin Discusses Trump Impeachment, Strengthening Democracy in Member Briefing
    February 26, 2021 12:03 pm | By 74285

    Jamie Raskin Discusses Trump Impeachment, Strengthening Democracy in Member Briefing

     On Feb. 25, Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin stepped out of the U.S. House of Representatives’ chambers to join an exclusive People For the American Way member briefing on his role as head impeachment manager in the Senate impeachment…

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    People For Holds Member Telebriefing to “Unpack the Insurrection”
    January 15, 2021 7:02 pm | By 62609

    People For Holds Member Telebriefing to “Unpack the Insurrection”

    Donald Trump’s incitement of insurrection on Jan. 6 was among the most traitorous and anti-democratic actions of any U.S. president in history. In its aftermath, People For the American Way has pressed for swift and decisive legal accountability, which we…

  • People For in Action
    The Georgia Runoffs Show the Power of Democracy at Work
    January 11, 2021 10:27 am | By 62609

    The Georgia Runoffs Show the Power of Democracy at Work

    On January 6, what began as a joyous day turned violent and lawless in a matter of hours. The day began with a historic victory in Georgia as Rev. Raphael Warnock won his runoff race for a U.S. Senate seat…

  • People For in Action
    People For Articulates Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration’s First 100 Days 
    December 22, 2020 3:23 pm | By 62609

    People For Articulates Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration’s First 100 Days 

    With less than a month until Inauguration Day, progressive Americans are growing increasingly ready to close the book on the Trump presidency and start to rebuild our democracy. Just this year alone, Trump’s bigotry, political corruption and attacks on our…

  • People For in Action
    Documenting the Continuing Harm and Threats Caused by Trump’s Lifetime Judges
    November 18, 2020 8:37 am | By 28179

    Documenting the Continuing Harm and Threats Caused by Trump’s Lifetime Judges

    Despite his refusal to admit it, the American people have ended Donald Trump’s presidency, and beginning on January 20, 2021, he will no longer be able to make nominations for lifetime appointments to the federal courts. Unfortunately, the many Trump…

  • People For in Action
    Next Up Victory Fund Candidates Vow to “Stop Police Killings”
    October 15, 2020 11:54 am | By 62609

    Next Up Victory Fund Candidates Vow to “Stop Police Killings”

    Black Americans were already reeling from the disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic when details of two Minneapolis police officers’ fatal attack on George Floyd emerged. And the unjust killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor were still fresh in…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Protests Barrett’s Confirmation at Supreme Court Rally
    October 13, 2020 3:19 pm | By 62609

    PFAW Protests Barrett’s Confirmation at Supreme Court Rally

    On October 13, People For the American Way joined coalition partners Alliance for Justice, National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for a march to protest the nomination of Amy Coney…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW, EquisLabs Discuss Research on Latino Vote in 2020 Election
    September 29, 2020 3:57 pm | By 62609

    PFAW, EquisLabs Discuss Research on Latino Vote in 2020 Election

    On September 21, PFAW and polling and research firm EquisLabs co-hosted a press call to discuss new numbers on the impact of the Latino vote in the 2020 presidential election. Equis’ research focused specifically on Latino voters’ power to influence…

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    Celebrating Banned Books Week 2020 
    September 28, 2020 3:20 pm | By 41753

    Celebrating Banned Books Week 2020 

    Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, takes place this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. People For the American Way Foundation is a member of the Banned Books Week coalition, which coordinates and publicizes Banned Books…

  • People For in Action
    Next Up Victory Fund Applications for Candidate Slate to Stop Police Violence
    August 12, 2020 10:04 am | By 28191

    Next Up Victory Fund Applications for Candidate Slate to Stop Police Violence

    On August 11, People For the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund opened the application process to join a slate of young, progressive candidates running for state or local office who are committed to creating change to stop police violence. The application has been sent to hundreds of candidates through various networks.…

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    PFAW Courts Experts Brief Members on SCOTUS Term and the Fight to Protect Our Courts
    July 28, 2020 4:03 pm | By 73556

    PFAW Courts Experts Brief Members on SCOTUS Term and the Fight to Protect Our Courts

    On July 23, People For the American Way held a virtual member briefing to discuss the Supreme Court’s decisions and alarming trends following its 2019-2020 term. PFAW President Ben Jealous joined PFAW Executive Vice President of Policy and Program Marge…

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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…

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    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…

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    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…