People for the American Way, a progressive advocacy organization founded to “fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all,” has endorsed Moe Davis for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District.
PFAW was founded in 1981 by director Norman Lear, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and business, civic, religious and civil rights leaders. According to the PFAW website:
“Our vision of the American Way is a vibrantly diverse society in which the laws are just and applied equitably; where everyone has the freedom, opportunity and access to pursue their dreams; and where all people are encouraged to participate in civic and political life. Our America acknowledges its history, respects difference and dissent, combats hatred and bigotry, nurtures creativity, and seeks justice and equity for all.”
That vision fits with Colonel Davis, a 25-year military veteran and former Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay who resigned after being ordered to use evidence obtained through torture.
“Thank you to the People for the American Way,’’ Col. Davis said. “I support the same goal to make America more prosperous and equitable for all to realize their dreams.”