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, November 02, 2012
People For the American Way and Allies Issue Joint Statement Pledging to Counter Threats to Free and Fair Elections
This week People For the American Way joined with more than fifty organizations to express their concern about two critical threats to our democratic system: corporate influence in elections and laws and official actions that suppress the vote. Under the banner “Money Out, Voters In,” the organizations issued a joint statement pledging to fight special interest money in politics and to support the rights of all voters. The statement reads:
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
New Jersey Legislature Poised to Pass a Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC
Today, the New Jersey legislature is poised to pass A.R. 86, which calls for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. FEC . Diallo Brooks, Director of Field Mobilization at People For the American Way issued the following statement:
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
PFAW Calls on Romney to Come Clean About His Anti-Choice Agenda
In a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board yesterday, Gov.
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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Poll: Americans Fear Romney Would Further Shift Supreme Court Toward Big Business
A newly released Hart Research Associates poll indicates that Americans fear that if Mitt Romney is elected president, he will appoint Supreme Court Justices who will shift the court even more in favor of big business at the expense of everyday Americans. Hart also found that the Supreme Court is a significant factor for voters in the upcoming election.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Speaking at Values Voter Summit, Paul Ryan Gives Stamp of Approval to Bigotry
People For the American Way today challenged the Romney campaign for its decision to send vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to speak today at the Values Voter Summit, an event organized by groups that regularly push false and demeaning smears about gays and lesbians, Muslim-Americans and others.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
PFAW Commends Senate Hearing on Citizens United and Voting Rights
People For the American Way today commended the Senate Judiciary Committee for holding an important hearing on the tremendous impact the Supreme Court will have on whether the American people will be allowed to retain control of our own democracy. Today’s hearing will focus on the Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC and the role of the courts in preserving individual citizens’ voting rights.
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Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Democratic Party Platform Stands Up for Democracy, Supports Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
People For the American Way today applauded the announcement that the Democratic Party platform will contain support for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC .
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
New Ad Holds Romney Accountable for His Anti-Woman Supreme Court Agenda
A new ad released today by People For the American Way holds Governor Mitt Romney accountable for his extreme agenda for the Supreme Court, including his decision to name right-wing ideologue Robert Bork as his chief judicial advisor.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Report: Predatory Privatization Puts Citizens and Communities at Risk
State and local budget crises and the election of anti-government ideologues have left taxpayers and communities increasingly vulnerable to predatory “privatization” of government services and public infrastructure. “Desperate government is our best customer,” says one finance company executive specializing in the privatization of public infrastructure. A new report from People For the American Way documents that the push to privatize public services and assets often reduces the quality of services, burdens taxpayers and threatens democratic government.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Top Romney Adviser Backs Bachmann Witch Hunt – PFAW Calls on Romney to Stand Up to McCarthyism
As Mitt Romney leaves on a six-day international trip meant to bolster his foreign policy credentials, People For the American Way is calling on him to reject recent comments by his own foreign policy adviser, John Bolton.
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