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, March 30, 2021
PFAW Responds to President Biden’s Announcement of Nominees to Fill Federal Court Vacancies
In response to the announcement of President Biden’s first slate of federal judicial nominees, to begin filling dozens of federal court vacancies, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: “This is an incredibly exciting moment for our courts and our...
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
People For Applauds Confirmation of Shalanda Young as OMB Deputy Director and Urges Her Nomination to Head OMB
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...
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
People For the American Way Responds to Marcia Fudge's HUD Confirmation: "We Are Excited About the Advances She Will Make for Millions of People."
Following the confirmation of Marcia Fudge as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development this afternoon, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: “We congratulate Marcia Fudge today, on her confirmation as Housing and Urban Development Secretary...
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Friday, February 26, 2021
People For Responds to the Passage of the Equality Act: Let’s Keep the Drumbeat Going
In response to House passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), which recognizes that every American deserves full and equal rights under the law, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: “The U.S. House of...
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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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