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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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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Thursday, June 18, 2020
PFAW Responds to Supreme Court Decision on DACA
With the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision that upholds the rights of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients earlier today, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous and Political Director Lizet Ocampo released the following statements: “At least for now, today’s ruling on DACA...
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Monday, June 01, 2020
PFAW Calls for Arrests of Remaining Officers in George Floyd Killing
Following the arrest of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who now faces murder charges in the killing of George Floyd, PFAW President Michael Keegan released the following statement: “The arrest and charging of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd is entirely appropriate, but it is...
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Monday, June 01, 2020
PFAW and PFAWF: "Every Time a Black American Is Threatened or Killed Because of the Color of Their Skin We Say Enough."
In response to developing news regarding the death of George Floyd and anti-black racism connected to his death, People For the American Way Board Chair Lara Bergthold, Chair of the People For the American Way Foundation Rev. Timothy McDonald, and People For the American Way President Michael...
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Friday, May 29, 2020
PFAW’s "Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears" Highlights April Rulings
People For the American Way’s “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” blog series covers troubling votes and decisions by Trump appellate judges. Even as we and so many others continue to work on promoting a strong, fair, and effective response to the coronavirus crisis, PFAW has also continued our...
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