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People For the American Way

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People For the American Way (PFAW) is a progressive advocacy organizations founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values under attack, including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy… It was founded in 1981 by Norman Lear to “educate, energize, and equip Americans to build a country that more fully reflects the values of freedom, fairness, and opportunity in a diverse democratic society.”

Now more than 30 years old, PFAW “continues to defend the fundamental values laid out in the U.S. Constitution, support judicial nominees who will defend equality for all people under the law, and nurture a new generation of young leaders fighting for the American Way.

PFAW has spawned offshoot groups:

Right Wing Watch “chronicles of the most ignorant, intolerant, and just plain lunatic pronouncements from the far right, has become the definitive collection of the toxic emissions spewed by those dedicated to the erosion and elimination of the freedoms guaranteed us by the Constitution.”

Right Wing Watch has the following campaigns:

 

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