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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Friday, February 07, 2020
Debate Must Cover Courts
Ahead of tonight's presidential primary debate, PFAW President Michael Keegan released the following statement: "This week, Republicans have shown us once again that judicial nominations are their top priority. Just minutes after shamelessly concluding Donald Trump's impeachment trial without a...
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A Date to Rue
In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, People For the American Way Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement: “The ten years since the 5-4 Citizens United ruling have seen tremendous damage...
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Monday, January 20, 2020
PFAW Statement in Honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
On this year's holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., PFAW President Michael Keegan released the following statement: "As we honor Dr. King's lifetime of service, his historic civil rights achievements and his legacy this year, we recognize how far we still need to go to fulfill his...
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
"Disappointed" by Absence of Courts in Iowa Debate
Following tonight’s Democratic presidential primary debate in Iowa, PFAW Executive Director for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement: “In these final days before the Iowa caucuses, voters want to know that presidential candidates understand that virtually everything they...
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Advocacy Organizations Call on Senate to Halt Judicial Confirmations Process
A coalition of 29 advocacy organizations today sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, calling on them to halt the confirmation process for Donald Trump’s federal judicial nominees now that the president has been impeached and...
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Statement on Impeachment of President Donald Trump
Following today’s House vote to impeach Donald Trump on two counts, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan released the following statement: “Today Congress has done its duty and taken a vital step toward holding Donald Trump accountable for...
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Judiciary Committee Hearing Puts Clear Legal Framework Around “Devastating” Facts
Following this morning’s impeachment hearing testimony in the House Judiciary Committee, People For the American Way Senior Fellow Elliot Mincberg released the following statement: “As a former Judiciary Committee lawyer, I was pleased to see Chairman Nadler effectively ensure that the American...
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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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