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  • People For in Action
    Judicial Nominee Sarah Pitlyk Would Be an Advocate Against Abortion Rights on the Federal Bench
    October 28, 2019 12:17 pm | By 28179

    Judicial Nominee Sarah Pitlyk Would Be an Advocate Against Abortion Rights on the Federal Bench

    On September 9, President Trump nominated Sarah Pitlyk to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of Missouri. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Pitlyk's hearing on September 25 and has scheduled her committee vote for October 31. People For…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Foundation Brief Urges Supreme Court to Uphold DACA and Protect Dreamers
    October 22, 2019 5:00 pm | By 41734

    PFAW Foundation Brief Urges Supreme Court to Uphold DACA and Protect Dreamers

    On November 12, the Supreme Court will hear argument in three cases concerning the Department of Homeland Security's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. After a lifetime of living in the shadows, DACA has allowed many…

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    The FBI’s Inability to Comply with Surveillance Protections Compels Congressional Action
    October 22, 2019 2:53 pm | By 41734

    The FBI’s Inability to Comply with Surveillance Protections Compels Congressional Action

    On October 8, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released alarming new information related to surveillance conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. People For the American Way and allied organizations followed with a letter…

  • People For in Action
    Health Should Not Depend on Immigration Status
    October 22, 2019 1:30 pm | By 41734

    Health Should Not Depend on Immigration Status

    Access to quality, affordable health care is a fundamental human right. People For the American Way supports the Health Equity and Accountability Act, which takes on racial and ethnic health disparities using an intersectional approach that addresses the numerous factors…

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    Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi Has a Record Steeped in Opposition to the Rights and Dignity of Others
    October 21, 2019 4:09 pm | By 28179

    Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi Has a Record Steeped in Opposition to the Rights and Dignity of Others

    On September 9, President Trump nominated Steven Menashi to be a U.S. federal judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Menashi's hearing on September 11 and has scheduled his committee vote for October 24.…

  • People For in Action
    #VotetheCourts2020: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Corruption in the Courts
    October 21, 2019 3:16 pm | By 72284

    #VotetheCourts2020: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Corruption in the Courts

    With the 2020 presidential election fast approaching, it’s important to keep the importance of the courts and of appointing fair-minded judges to these courts at the forefront of the debate. Since he took office, Trump has been appointing narrow-minded elitist…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Spends the Night Out with Cristela Alonzo
    October 17, 2019 11:31 am | By 72284

    PFAW Spends the Night Out with Cristela Alonzo

    On Friday, October 11, PFAW staff joined comedian and PFAW board member Cristela Alonzo at the D.C. showing of her “My Affordable Care Act” comedy tour at Miracle Theater. Alonzo’s D.C. show was scheduled days after the release of her…

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    PFAW and Allies #RiseUpOct8 and Rally Outside SCOTUS Building to Protect LGBTQ+ Workers
    October 16, 2019 2:34 pm | By 72284

    PFAW and Allies #RiseUpOct8 and Rally Outside SCOTUS Building to Protect LGBTQ+ Workers

    On Tuesday, October 8, the Supreme Court convened for oral arguments in three cases that could seriously affect LGBTQ+ workers throughout the country. The cases are discussed in detail in PFAW’s report Our Rights Are On the Line in the…

  • People For in Action
    Vote The Courts 2020 Launches Campaign Video
    October 15, 2019 2:00 pm | By 62609

    Vote The Courts 2020 Launches Campaign Video

    On October 10, PFAW launched a #VoteTheCourts2020 campaign video to underscore the urgency of a fair judiciary in the context of the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump has already appointed dozens of narrow-minded elitists for lifetime positions on the Supreme…

  • People For in Action
    Trump Should Withdraw Proposed Rule That Will Gut Fair Housing Protections
    October 11, 2019 5:11 pm | By 51279

    Trump Should Withdraw Proposed Rule That Will Gut Fair Housing Protections

    Our nation has a vested interest in making fair and equitable housing opportunities available to every individual. However, on August 19, the Trump administration proposed changes to the Fair Housing Act's disparate impact standard that will eliminate incentives for corporations…

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    Letter to the Moderators: The October Debate Should Address the Courts Issue
    October 11, 2019 2:02 pm | By 28178

    Letter to the Moderators: The October Debate Should Address the Courts Issue

    People For the American Way, an organization of 1.5 million members nationwide, today called upon the moderators and producers of the next Democratic presidential primary debate to raise the issue of federal courts at the event on October 15. PFAW…

  • People For in Action
    Impeachment Kicks Off At The Capitol
    September 27, 2019 5:27 pm | By 44533

    Impeachment Kicks Off At The Capitol

    On Thursday, September 26th, PFAW joined our allies at MoveOn, Indivisible and other organizations for a rally on Capitol Hill to support the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and call on Congress to continue taking steps to protect our Constitution…

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    Action for Banned Books Week: Call Out Policies that Keep Books From Incarcerated People
    September 25, 2019 5:50 pm | By 41753

    Action for Banned Books Week: Call Out Policies that Keep Books From Incarcerated People

    Advocates for Freedom of Expression, including People For the American Way, are urging people to sign a petition calling on Congress to take action against what they are calling “the largest book ban in America”—the “arcane and arbitrary systems of book restrictions”…

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    Banned Books Week: Oppose Censorship and ‘Keep the Light On’
    September 23, 2019 3:27 pm | By 41753

    Banned Books Week: Oppose Censorship and ‘Keep the Light On’

    People For the American Way Foundation is a sponsor of Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read and an opportunity for readers, authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians and First Amendment advocates to call for continued vigilance against efforts…

  • People For in Action
    Next Up Victory Fund Convenes Endorsed Candidates, Progressive Leaders for Virginia 2019 Campaign Kickoff
    September 23, 2019 1:00 pm | By 62609

    Next Up Victory Fund Convenes Endorsed Candidates, Progressive Leaders for Virginia 2019 Campaign Kickoff

    On September 17, PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund convened 16 Next Up endorsees in Virginia and notable progressive leaders Andrew Gillum, Florida’s 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate and PFAW Senior Fellow; Dolores Huerta, civil rights hero and PFAW board member, and…

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    Judicial Nominee Lee Rudofsky’s Record Indicates a Bias Against LGBTQ+ Equality and Reproductive Freedom
    September 23, 2019 11:11 am | By 28179

    Judicial Nominee Lee Rudofsky’s Record Indicates a Bias Against LGBTQ+ Equality and Reproductive Freedom

    On July 8, President Trump nominated Lee Rudofksy to be a U.S. district court judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Rudofsky's hearing on July 31 and has scheduled his committee vote for September 26.…

  • People For in Action
    A Young Elected Officials Network Convening Panel on Philanthropy: “It’s Anti-Democratic.”
    September 16, 2019 11:43 am | By 53561

    A Young Elected Officials Network Convening Panel on Philanthropy: “It’s Anti-Democratic.”

    “Philanthropy is not justice,” said Lateefah Simon, president of the Akonadi Foundation, in the opening panel at the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network 2019 national convening in Miami on August 3. As wealth became concentrated in the hands of the…

  • People For in Action
    Justin Walker Shares an Agenda with Brett Kavanaugh and So Many Other Trump Judicial Nominees
    August 29, 2019 12:46 pm | By 28179

    Justin Walker Shares an Agenda with Brett Kavanaugh and So Many Other Trump Judicial Nominees

    On June 24, President Trump nominated Justin Walker to be a U.S. district court judge for the Western District of Kentucky. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Walker's hearing on July 31 and is expected to schedule his committee vote for…

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    Addressing Both White Supremacy and Gun Violence Is Critical to Ensuring School Safety
    August 26, 2019 8:20 am | By 41734

    Addressing Both White Supremacy and Gun Violence Is Critical to Ensuring School Safety

    As we continue to mourn the losses suffered in Chicago, Dayton, and El Paso, People For the American Way and PFAW's African American Ministers in Action are committed to addressing the driving forces behind these tragedies. To that end, PFAW…

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    The Future of Work that Works for Everyone: A YEO Network Convening Panel
    August 23, 2019 2:18 pm | By 53561

    The Future of Work that Works for Everyone: A YEO Network Convening Panel

    Millions of Americans work in the gig economy to make ends meet. Whether it’s TaskRabbit, Lyft, or Postmates, these new platforms are reshaping our workforce. But one problem for workers in the gig economy is that these companies designated them…