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  • People For in Action
    Judicial Nominee Kacsmaryk Would Put Reproductive Freedom in Danger
    December 11, 2017 1:50 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Judicial Nominee Kacsmaryk Would Put Reproductive Freedom in Danger

    On September 7, President Trump nominated Matthew Kacsmaryk to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled Kacsmaryk's hearing for December 13. Reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations, including…

  • News and Analysis
    PFAW’s Peter Montgomery Talks Roy Moore’s Extremism on ‘Democracy Now!’
    December 11, 2017 1:34 pm | By People For Staff

    PFAW’s Peter Montgomery Talks Roy Moore’s Extremism on ‘Democracy Now!’

    In recent weeks, news coverage of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore has centered on allegations that he sexually assaulted teenage girls. On Monday, People For the American Way Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery joined Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now!” to talk…

  • Federal Update
    America Needs the Child Care for Working Families Act
    December 11, 2017 9:49 am | By Jen Herrick

    America Needs the Child Care for Working Families Act

    President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, have been making empty child care promises since the 2016 campaign trail, and now we have a Trump tax scam that leaves child care—what working families really need—out altogether. Senator Patty Murray and Representative…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: A GOP Tax Scam
    December 8, 2017 3:28 pm | By Christin “CiCi” Battle, Drew Courtney

    The Progressive Happy Hour: A GOP Tax Scam

    Last weekend Republican senators passed a cruel and immensely unpopular tax bill that steals from working people to give to the super-rich. In the December 8 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” hosts Christin “Cici” Battle and Drew Courtney sit…

  • People For in Action
    Working Families Don’t Need Empty Promises—They Need Paid Sick Days
    December 8, 2017 12:12 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Working Families Don’t Need Empty Promises—They Need Paid Sick Days

    On December 6, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing entitled "Workplace Leave Policies: Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Working Families." At the core of the hearing was a Republican proposal known as the…

  • News and Analysis
    People’s Filibuster to Fight the #GOPTaxScam
    December 7, 2017 5:55 pm | By Rio Tazewell

    People’s Filibuster to Fight the #GOPTaxScam

    On December 1, in the lead-up to the Senate passing their version of the GOP tax scam, PFAW staff joined coalition partners and activists for a “People’s Filibuster” on Capitol Hill. For nearly 30 consecutive hours, individuals from all walks…

  • People For in Action
    First Things First: It’s Time for Congress to Address Urgent Human Needs Priorities
    December 7, 2017 4:51 pm | By Jen Herrick

    First Things First: It’s Time for Congress to Address Urgent Human Needs Priorities

    President Trump and the GOP Congress have put politics before people with their tax scam. In passing a deficit-busting giveaway to wealthy people and corporations, they've left behind everyday Americans who struggle to make ends meet. From children's health care,…

  • News and Analysis
    Delegate-elect Danica Roem and Northam Campaign Manager Bradley Komar Join PFAW to Talk 2018 Elections
    December 7, 2017 3:26 pm | By Katie O’Connell

    Delegate-elect Danica Roem and Northam Campaign Manager Bradley Komar Join PFAW to Talk 2018 Elections

    On Tuesday PFAW hosted a telebriefing with Next Up Victory Fund endorsee and Delegate-elect Danica Roem and VA Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s campaign manager Bradley Komar. The two young progressive stars discussed the resounding progressive victories of the 2017 election in…

  • News and Analysis
    Judiciary Committee Advances More Terrible Nominees
    December 7, 2017 2:35 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Judiciary Committee Advances More Terrible Nominees

    Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley successfully pushed 10 judicial nominees through the Judiciary Committee this morning, including four who were—appropriately—opposed by every Democrat. More than one Democratic committee member noted how the rapid pace of circuit nominees is impeding…

  • People For in Action
    Letter: Corporations Should Disclose Their Political Spending
    December 7, 2017 2:33 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Letter: Corporations Should Disclose Their Political Spending

    Amid the political jockeying of a government shutdown, another political ploy stands between everyday Americans and the programs on which they rely for their survival: poison pill policy riders that attack, weaken, and roll back protections for basic human needs…

  • People For in Action
    Money in Politics Reform Community Opposes James Ho’s Nomination
    December 7, 2017 11:31 am | By Jen Herrick

    Money in Politics Reform Community Opposes James Ho’s Nomination

    People For the American Way stands with the money in politics reform community in opposing President Trump's nomination of James Ho to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. As organizations gravely concerned about the…

  • News and Analysis
    Enough is Enough: Block Trump’s Judges
    December 6, 2017 2:23 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Enough is Enough: Block Trump’s Judges

    On December 7, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley will try to ram ten judicial nominees through for committee votes, the latest example of Grassley’s unprincipled chairmanship. Among them are several extremely controversial nominees, three of whom have been nominated…

  • News and Analysis
    An (Almost) Courtside Report on Today’s Supreme Court Argument in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    December 5, 2017 4:16 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    An (Almost) Courtside Report on Today’s Supreme Court Argument in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

    Today the Supreme Court heard oral argument in what could be its most important civil rights case this term: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm. In the case, Religious Right advocates claim that a bakery should be exempt from…

  • People For in Action
    Letter: The Judiciary Committee Should Reject James Ho’s Nomination
    December 5, 2017 11:21 am | By Marge Baker

    Letter: The Judiciary Committee Should Reject James Ho’s Nomination

    On October 16, President Trump nominated James Ho to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Senate Judiciary Committee held Ho's hearing on November 15, and a committee vote is scheduled for December 7.…

  • News and Analysis
    Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: A Trump Judge Votes to Allow Business to Racially Segregate its Workplaces
    December 4, 2017 4:41 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: A Trump Judge Votes to Allow Business to Racially Segregate its Workplaces

    “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties. This post on Trump Judge Amy Coney Barrett is the first in this series. As more and more judges…

  • People For in Action
    PFAW Foundation Joins “Open to All” Coalition in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    December 1, 2017 4:31 pm | By Jen Herrick

    PFAW Foundation Joins “Open to All” Coalition in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

    People For the American Way Foundation will be watching closely as the Supreme Court takes up Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case where the Religious Right is attempting to turn religious liberty into a license for…

  • News and Analysis
    The Progressive Happy Hour: The Other Roy Moore Scandal
    December 1, 2017 2:23 pm | By Christin “CiCi” Battle, Drew Courtney, Peter Montgomery

    The Progressive Happy Hour: The Other Roy Moore Scandal

    Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore has been all over the news recently for his alleged sexual harassment and assault of young women, including teenage girls. But even before this, Moore’s record of extremism was already known, and the willingness…

  • News and Analysis
    Nancy Pelosi Joins PFAW Members for Telebriefing on Resisting the Trump-GOP Agenda
    November 30, 2017 3:06 pm | By Bradley Williams

    Nancy Pelosi Joins PFAW Members for Telebriefing on Resisting the Trump-GOP Agenda

    Earlier this month, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined People For the American Way on an energetic telebriefing. Leader Pelosi thanked PFAW members for their activism and resistance against the Trump administration. She also talked about how “what is happening on the Hill is…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judicial Nominee Kyle Duncan Signals an Ideological Agenda
    November 30, 2017 1:04 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Trump Judicial Nominee Kyle Duncan Signals an Ideological Agenda

    At the November 29 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for judicial nominees David Stras (Eighth Circuit) and Kyle Duncan (Fifth Circuit), Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy ended his questioning by posing a hypothetical to both nominees about what they would do if…

  • People For in Action
    Letter: Advocates for Women and Families Unite in Opposition to Trump Tax Scam
    November 30, 2017 12:18 pm | By Jen Herrick

    Letter: Advocates for Women and Families Unite in Opposition to Trump Tax Scam

    With so much at stake in President Trump's tax scam, advocates for women and families are telling members of Congress to say NO to what Trump and the GOP have planned for giveaways to wealthy people and corporations and YES…