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.

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Friday, October 11, 2019
PFAW Calls for Next Debate to Address Courts Issue
People For the American Way, an organization of 1.5 million members nationwide, today called upon the moderators and producers of the next Democratic presidential primary debate to raise the issue of federal courts at the event on October 15. PFAW President Michael Keegan made the request in a...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Robert Mueller Should Testify Before Congress
People For the American Way (PFAW) today issued the following statement from PFAW Senior Legislative Counsel Paul Gordo n in response to Robert Mueller’s press conference: “The Mueller Report speaks for itself—but it is being drowned out by an organized disinformation campaign led by the attorney...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: PFAW Report Highlights Continuing Harm Caused by Trump Judges
People For the American Way (PFAW) today released a new report tracking the impact of the narrow-minded elitist judges appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the Republican Senate. The report, Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: The Continuing Harm Already Done by Confirmed Trump Federal...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
PFAW’s Latinos Vote! on Trump’s Immigration Speech: Eight Minutes of “Monotone Racism”
People For the American Way (PFAW) today released the following statement from PFAW Political Director Lizet Ocampo in response to Trump’s prime-time television address last night about the crisis he created on the U.S./Mexico border. Ocampo leads PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program. “Trump's eight...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
“Nothing Short of a Constitutional Amendment” Can End Birthright Citizenship
People For the American Way President Michael Keegan issued the following statement in response to news reports that President Trump is seeking to end birthright citizenship via executive order and that Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will attempt to do so via legislation. “Someone should get...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
PFAW on Trump’s Attack on Transgender Civil Rights: “Trump Wants to Discriminate and Attack People Without Consequences”
People For the American Way today condemned the Trump Administration’s reported attempts to redefine the meaning of gender in strictly anatomical terms, a move that would strip civil rights protections from LGBTQ people. The New York Times reported on Sunday that this move would “essentially...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
PFAW Statement on Dissolution of the Pence-Kobach Voter Commission
In response to news that President Trump has dissolved his so-called “Election Integrity Commission,” People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker issued the following statement: “Donald Trump’s so-called ‘Election Integrity Commission’ was a scam and a fraud from beginning to...
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Monday, December 18, 2017
People For the American Way: Censorship at CDC Puts Ideology Over Reality
In response to reports of a new Trump administration mandate for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Drew Courtney People for the American Way’s vice president for communications and research released the following statement: “This weekend’s story about censorship attempts by the Trump...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
People For the American Way: Democrats Should Reject Bad “Deal” on Gorsuch
In response to media reports that some Senate Democrats are looking to cut a deal that would allow Donald Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker issued the following statement. “Democrats should reject any...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Growing Movement to Defend Democracy Five Years After Citizens United
Five years ago this week, the Supreme Court handed down its destructive decision in Citizens United v. FEC , a ruling that set the stage for an influx of outside spending in our democracy. This trend was on display in the 2014 election cycle, which saw the most outside spending of any midterm in...
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