People For the American Way (PFAW)

People For the American Way is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way. Our vision is a vibrantly diverse democratic society in which everyone is treated equally under the law, given the freedom and opportunity to pursue their dreams, and encouraged to participate in our nation’s civic and political life. Our America respects diversity, nurtures creativity and combats hatred and bigotry.

Releases by this organization

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Sunday, October 25, 2020
PFAW: Barrett Cloture Vote Reflects Wrong Priorities
Following today's Senate cloture vote to move ahead with the process of confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: "In voting to move forward with the next steps to confirm Barrett, Senate Republicans are...
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Monday, October 12, 2020
PFAW Spotlights Patients, Real People Afraid of Losing Health Care as SCOTUS Hearings Start
As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings today, in the push to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, People For the American Way is focusing on the imminent threat to health care, in the middle of an unprecedented health crisis, and what’s at stake for people currently...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
PFAW Launches Six-Figure "Enough of Trump" Billboard Campaign in FL, MI, PA, and WI to Encourage Voting Through Election Day
As part of the “Enough of Trump” campaign, progressive advocacy organization People For the American Way launched 15 artist-designed billboards featuring 11 world-renowned American artists, this week, in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, to convey what people have had “enough” of in...
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Report Highlights Trump Hypocrisy on Voting by Mail
One day after Donald Trump's latest baseless threats and claims about voting by mail, which he claimed during a presidential debate would lead to widespread fraud, People For the American Way's Right Wing Watch project is releasing a new report highlighting Trump's hypocrisy on this issue. The...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
PFAW Responds to Biden’s VP Selection: "We Are Proud to Give Biden and Harris Our Support"
Following the announcement of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: “People For the American Way is excited that Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris as his vice presidential...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
PFAW Congratulates Rashida Tlaib on Primary Win
Following today's announcement that Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13th) has won the primary election for her seat, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: "We're thrilled to congratulate Rashida Tlaib on her primary victory. Rashida has been one of the many...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
PFAW: Facebook Must Stop Promoting the Spread of Racism and Hatred
As part of the #StopHateforProfit coalition calling on advertisers to pause all ad spending on Facebook, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: “People For the American Way stands in solidarity with and endorses the #StopHateforProfit campaign. Let’s be...
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Monday, June 29, 2020
SCOTUS Ruling in CFPB Case Sends Dangerous Signal
In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling today in the case of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , People For the American Way President Ben Jealous and Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statements: “Today’s Supreme Court decision in...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
DC Statehood Is a Racial Equity Issue
Following today's historic vote in the House of Representatives to make the District of Columbia a state, PFAW President Ben Jealous released the following statement: “We applaud the House action today because D.C. statehood is a racial equity issue for everyone -- not just the people who live...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
PFAW: Senators Must Vote No on Republican Policing Bill
Ahead of this week’s planned Senate vote on a Republican-authored policing bill, PFAW President Ben Jealous and Senior Director of Outreach and Public Engagement Diallo Brooks released the following statements: "This is where the rubber hits the road. If Democrats are serious about ending police...
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