With two months until Inauguration Day and President Donald Trump apparently hellbent on lighting more figurative fires on his way out of office, progressive groups on Friday launched the \u0022No Corporate Cabinet\u0022 campaign, increasing pressure on President-elect Joe Biden to keep business insiders and industry lobbyists out of his administration.The new initiative includes a website that aims to \u0022serve as a central hub for information about, and activism related to, the Biden transition,\u0022 featuring a news section as well as a \u0022Persons of Interest\u0022 page detailing some potential appointees whom Biden is considering but campaign organizers say he \u0022should avoid.\u0022Demand Progress and the Revolving Door Project are leading the effort, in partnership with Climate Investigations Center, Documented, and True North Research.\u0022The Biden administration has a daunting task ahead, to both undo the corruption of the Trump years and guide the country out of interlinked crises of health, economics, racial injustice, and climate change,\u0022 Revolving Door Project executive director Jeff Hauser said in a statement announcing the campaign.\u0022None of that can happen if Biden appoints to his government the same corporate leaders whose profits skyrocketed under Trump, and whose influence over the last four decades generally has led to surging inequality and a crisis of faith in government,\u0022 Hauser explained. \u0022If Democrats fail to take back the Senate, executive branch powers will be one of Biden\u0026#039;s only ways of tangibly improving Americans\u0026#039; lives. He cannot trust corporate America if he hopes to do that.\u0022Today along with @revolvingdoorDC @ClimateWatchdog @itstruenorth @ItsDocumented we launched a new website with information about the Biden transition and our demands for #NoCorporateCabinet.https://t.co/IjUmNxslGE— Demand Progress (@demandprogress) November 20, 2020While Biden has decisively won the presidency—even if Trump still refuses to accept it—and Democrats have held on to their House majority, a pair of runoff elections in Georgia scheduled for January 5 are set to determine which party controls the Senate.Although Politico reported early Friday that \u0022a critical mass of GOP senators said in interviews that Biden has the right to his Cabinet, indicating he may be able to staff his administration largely to his liking,\u0022 progressives are alarmed by some potential picks.People on the \u0022Persons of Interest\u0022 page include Jason Bordoff, who \u0022rarely sees a fossil fuel project he doesn\u0026#039;t support,\u0022 former BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, \u0022a steadfast ally of Wall Street and corporate America throughout her time in politics, selling out pensioners to hedge funds, slashing social services, and making enemies of labor unions.\u0022The page also shines a spotlight on Ernest Moniz—who served as energy secretary during the Obama administration—as well as Heather Zichal, Steve Ricchetti, Bruce Reed, Tony James, Mark Gitenstein, and Brian Deese. Progressives and climate-focused groups have called on Biden to exclude Moniz and former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota from his transition team or administration due in part to their ties to the fossil fuel industry.We need a cabinet that will prioritize the needs of the people, not corporate interests.That starts with appointing strong leaders who will take bold climate action.https://t.co/qHpfQz5b6p— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 15, 2020\u0022There are a finite number of Cabinet positions. Any Cabinet post given to a recent corporate lobbyist is one less seat that could be filled by a well-qualified person whose record demonstrates a deep commitment to advancing public good rather than private gain,\u0022 noted Lisa Graves, executive director of True North Research.Citing \u0022massive financial conflicts in the Trump Cabinet\u0022 and the \u0022callous indifference of a Senate majority led by Mitch McConnell,\u0022 she argued that \u0022personnel is policy and We the People deserve a better Cabinet in the Biden administration, one that reflects the true needs of the American people rather than greed of huge corporations.\u0022Demand Progress executive director David Segal invoked one of the president-elect\u0026#039;s key campaign promises, declaring that \u0022if Biden is serious about \u0026#039;building back better\u0026#039; in a way that remedies the longstanding ills of the country, his administration must be run by people dedicated to working in service of the general welfare.\u0022\u0022Our message is clear,\u0022 he added. \u0022Joe Biden should not let corporate interests run the government—and, if needed, senators must hold him accountable.\u0022The \u0022No Corporate Cabinet\u0022 effort follows a parallel campaign launched Thursday by Daily Kos, Demand Progress, and over 20 other organizations—including MPower Change, Public Citizen, Presente, Ultraviolet, and the Working Families Party—encouraging activists to email, call, and tweet at both the Biden transition team and Senate Democrats to urge them \u0022to appoint public-minded progressives instead of corporate lobbyists and executives for key roles\u0022 in the next administration.Likely voters know who they don’t want in Biden’s Cabinet: corporate executives.@dataprogress found that 59% of likely voters think the Senate should vote against fossil fuel executives, Wall Street executives and those who’ve exploited low-wage labor: https://t.co/nlBVsv6sV3— Vox (@voxdotcom) November 17, 2020\u0022Americans are exhausted. We have spent the last four years watching the Trump administration repeatedly put the interests of big businesses and corporate lobbyists over the well-being of everyday people, causing untold suffering—especially during the Covid-19 pandemic,\u0022 said Carolyn Fiddler, communications director of Daily Kos, said.As of early Friday afternoon, the coronavirus pandemic had resulted in more than 11.7 million infections across the United States and killed over 253,000 Americans.\u0022Now more than ever,\u0022 Fiddler said, \u0022we need leadership that is experienced in corporate accountability and will check the interests of big corporations while advocating for policies that center the health and success of all Americans, especially Americans of color.\u0022Both campaigns came after Demand Progress and the Revolving Door Project led over 50 groups in sending letters urging Biden as well as Democratic senators and senators-elect to reject corporate insiders. In recent days, various organizations have also proposed and rallied around progressive candidates for Cabinet roles.