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PFAW Receives Grant to Support Right Wing Watch Work

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Layne Amerikaner or Bernardita Yunis
People For the American Way
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This week, People For the American Way received a grant from philanthropist Todd Stiefel’s Stiefel Freethought Foundation to support PFAW’s ongoing work monitoring and exposing the far Right. The $10,000 grant will be used to support the work of PFAW’s Right Wing Watch blog, which publishes daily reports and analysis of right-wing activists and organizations.

“The work of exposing the Right Wing’s extremism is critical to having a transparent conversation about the direction of our country,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “Journalists, bloggers and thought leaders rely on Right Wing Watch for trustworthy, authoritative information on what’s going on within the far right movement. We are grateful for the support of individuals like Todd Stiefel in helping us to expose the Right Wing’s incendiary rhetoric and extreme agenda.”

“People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own—especially those with no religious belief at all, particularly atheists,” said Stiefel. “This gift is an opportunity to show gratitude to an organization that does critical work to protect and bolster the rights of both religious and secular Americans, and to help make sure they can continue this work in the future.”