What’s at stake
When we have fair courts, abusive law enforcement officials are held accountable for unjustified violence; our right to vote is protected from attack; laws protecting consumers and working people are enforced; people have better access to legally protected health care, including abortion care; we can better protect our communities from dangerous toxins and more effectively address climate change; and more.
And that’s why the Far Right has worked so hard to capture our courts – and why we have to take them back.
What we’re doing
People For the American Way is fighting for fair courts by:
- Supporting federal judicial nominees who understand that the justice system should protect all of us – not just the wealthy and well-connected,
- Working to establish a binding code of ethics for the Supreme Court, and
- Modifying the tools far-right senators have abused to block fair-minded judges and create unequal systems of justice in their states.
Time is Running Out: Help confirm fair-minded judges
We can’t afford to wait for justice – or fair-minded judges. It’s time to call our senators and tell them: confirm fair-minded judges now!
What we’ve accomplished
People For the American Way is proud of our work to help ensure we have judges who will work for all of us – not just the wealthy and powerful. Through our grassroots mobilization, education and activism campaigns, we have contributed to the confirmation of fair-minded federal judges and stopped the confirmation of unsuitable nominees – while raising the prominence of federal courts in the minds of progressive activists.
- With members and allies, we helped achieve more judicial confirmations in 2023 than each of the past two years.
- We’ve activated our members and allies to help confirm more 160 fair-minded judges so far during the Biden administration, and we’re keeping up the pressure to confirm even more throughout 2024.
- We’ve supported an outstanding slate of judicial confirmations, including:
- Two thirds people of color
- Two thirds women
- 40% women of color
- 20% Latino
- Nearly 20% AAPI
- First out lesbian to serve on a circuit court
- First Muslim American man and woman on the federal bench