People For the American Way

PFAW Responds to First Presidential Debate of the 2020 Election Cycle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2020

Contact: Kawana Lloyd at People for the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 240.472.2860

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After tonight’s first Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“Tonight in Cleveland, Donald Trump stood on stage and lied and deflected for 90 minutes straight. He did not give the American people the truth about his disastrous handling of COVID-19, his scheme to destroy health care with his Supreme Court nominee, his part in stoking racial hatred and bigotry, or the economic hardships that tens of millions of Americans are facing because of his failed leadership. Watching Trump tonight, we are all reminded that on his watch, 200,00​0 Americans have died of coronavirus, we still have 13 million people out of work, and racism and hostility have gained a new foothold in public discourse and in policymaking. Nothing Trump says in a debate can erase his incompetence, narcissism and corruption. Tonight was just more evidence that we need to support the Biden-Harris ticket to hand Trump his walking papers and lead us out of the mess he and his enablers have created.”

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.