Long-Awaited Win for Water Protectors

Standing Rock Civil Rights Class Action Moves Forward After Four Years. “We are litigating this case not only on behalf of the water protectors whose rights were so viciously violated at Standing Rock, but for the constitutional rights of all people fighting for climate and racial justice as our planet is in flames and paramilitary forces attack peaceful protestors across the land.” — Mara Verheyden-Hilliard.


Huge Free Speech Victory: Trump Administration Rescinds Planned Anti-Protest Rules

In an extraordinary victory for the people, the Trump Administration has announced that it is fully withdrawing its massive anti-democratic plan to block free speech and assembly through proposed regulations that would have crushed protest on federal land in the nation's capital.

Human Rights Legal Organizations Demand Immediate End to U.S. Violations of Law and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy

International and domestic human rights legal organizations have issued a letter to the State Department, the Secret Service and other officials demanding an immediate cessation of the violations of human rights committed against the peace activists lawfully in the Venezuelan Embassy.


Send a letter to your Congressperson: Park Service Director must rescind anti-protest rules

Dan Smith, Acting Director of the National Park Service, will appear on Wednesday before the U.S. House of Representatives.

PCJF Sues Hobby Lobby-affiliated Museum of the Bible for Race Discrimination, Visitor Profiling

"Our client's visit to the Bible Museum turned into a Kafkaesque ordeal of humiliation, detention, interrogation and ultimately an FBI counter-terrorism investigation caused by the Museum's racist actions and false reporting," stated PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard.

140,000+ Comments Flood the National Park Service

A truly amazing effort by everyone who joined together and flooded the National Park Service with over 140,000 comments! This is a powerful push back against the Trump administration's new rules designed to crush protest in the nation's capital. People across the United States have made it clear that they are not going to sit back and allow their First Amendment rights to be eviscerated.

PCJF Statement on Proposal to Give Nazis Private Metro Service for Unite the Right Rally

The proposal to turn Metro into a private livery service for Nazis is outrageous and unconstitutional. Neither Metro nor the police should act as private security or escorts for white supremacists who choose to come to Washington, D.C.. ATU Local 689 members and Metro workers should not be required to act as their chauffeurs. Click the link to read the full statement.