About Us

For over 25 years we've mobilized hundreds of thousands of Americans nationwide to fight for progressive values: equal rights, freedom of speech, religious liberty and equal justice under the law for every American.
About Us

Our Mission

PFAW was founded in 1981 by Norman Lear, the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, and a group of business, civic, religious, and civil rights leaders who were disturbed by the divisive rhetoric of newly politicized televangelists.
Mission  |  Video: People For's first 25 years

Staff and Board

Michael Keegan, President
"People For the American Way champions an America in which liberty and justice for all really means all, an America in which no one is denied the rights and responsibilities guaranteed under our Constitution. Today, for the first time in many years, we have a chance to make those promises real."