Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release

Contact

Kawana Lloyd, 240-472-2860, klloyd@pfaw.org

Press Release

People For Applauds Confirmation of Shalanda Young as OMB Deputy Director and Urges Her Nomination to Head OMB

WASHINGTON -

Following today’s Senate confirmation of Shalanda Young as Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the need to fill the top slot at the agency, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: 

"People For the American Way offers its full support for Ms. Shalanda Young who, if nominated as director of the Office of Management and Budget, would be the first African American woman to lead the agency and ensure that all federal agencies are implementing the priorities of the president and the values of the American people. President Biden has shown his commitment to nominating individuals committed to advancing policies that help all Americans and this critical position is no exception. We know that Ms. Young’s accomplishments helping Congress navigate an end to government shutdowns, her expertise as a budget and public health analyst at the National Institutes of Health, and her familiarity with federal agencies demonstrate that she is more than qualified to lead OMB. Ms. Young will bring a high level of knowledge and experience that will help create a bright future for the entire nation."

###

People For the American Way works to 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. We fight against right-wing extremism and the injustice it fosters.

In Landslide 1,108-to-387 Vote, Maine Nurses Reject Effort to Decertify Their Union

"They thought because we were a new union, they could manipulate Maine Med nurses and overturn our 2021 election," said one nurse. "But we just showed them the door."

Jake Johnson ·


Dems Threaten to Subpoena FTI Consulting Over 'Blanket Refusal' to Provide Info on Fossil Fuel Work

"FTI's refusal to cooperate with this congressional inquiry shows that they have something to hide, which will reveal the dangerous ways agencies like theirs have promoted fossil fuel greenwash and misinformation," said the Clean Creatives campaign's leader.

Jessica Corbett ·


Bad Day for DeSantis as 'Stop WOKE Act' Hit With Injunction, Lawsuit

"If Florida truly believes we live in a post-racial society, then let it make its case," a federal judge wrote in blocking part of the controversial law. "But it cannot win the argument by muzzling its opponents."

Brett Wilkins ·


US Judge Says Mar-a-Lago Affidavit 'Can Be Unsealed' With Redactions

"This is going to be a considered, careful process, where everybody's rights, the government's and the media's, will be protected," declared U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart.

Jessica Corbett ·


Federal Judge Orders Starbucks to Rehire Fired Union Organizers in Memphis

"It was a ruling in favor of what's right," said one member of the Memphis Seven. "We knew from day one that we were going to win this, it just took time."

Brett Wilkins ·

Common Dreams Logo