Demand Progress

Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, lobbying, and elections in the United States.

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Momentum Grows as Major Websites Plan to “Go Red” Ahead of Historic Net Neutrality Vote
Momentum is growing for a massive online protest as Internet activists, major web companies, online forums, and small businesses are preparing to “go red” as part of a Red Alert for Net Neutrality campaign to drive constituent calls and emails to lawmakers ahead of an imminent Senate vote to...
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Online Groups to Facebook: Immediately Alert the 87 Million Users Whose Data Was Secretly Taken by Cambridge Analytica
Today, a coalition of grassroots online advocacy groups announced they have gathered more than 200,000 petition signatures calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to immediately alert all Facebook users whose personal data was compromised by Cambridge Analytica. The...
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Newswire article
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Demand Progress Statement On Sen. Kennedy’s Harmful Anti-Net Neutrality Bill
On Wednesday, Sen. Kennedy announced he is introducing anti-net neutrality legislation as a companion to a bill from Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Rep. Blackburn is one of Big Telecom’s staunchest supporters in Congress, receiving some of the largest sums of campaign contributions from the industry among...
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Newswire article
Monday, January 29, 2018
House Intel Committee Fight Over the Nunes Memo Highlights Flaws in Intelligence Oversight
Wrangling over whether the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) will release Chairman Devin Nunes' (R-CA) memo alleging FISA abuses, with a vote possible later today, highlights the committee's increasing and irredeemable dysfunction. Rep. Nunes is exploiting his position and...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Progressive Activists Launch CallOutGorsuch.com Call Tool
Today, Demand Progress announced a new online tool it expects will drive tens of thousands of constituent phone calls to the Senate opposing Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The launch by the 2 million member online activist group comes as Republicans hope to force a...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Statement on Boycott of Votes on Mnuchin, Price by Senate Finance Democrats
Today, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee walked out of a markup and vote on Steve Mnuchin’s nomination as Treasury Secretary and Tom Price’s nomination to be HHS Secretary, denying quorum. The Democrats cited Mnuchin's and Price's false statements to the committee. Tactically, the move is...
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Newswire article
Friday, January 13, 2017
20 Groups + Ethics Experts Tell Hse. Oversight Comm. Chairman Chaffetz: Hands off the Office of Government Ethics
20 government accountability groups and ethics experts today called on the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Chaffetz (R-UT), to desist from apparent efforts to undermine the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Many more citizens have been contacting members of...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Republicans Scrap Proposal to Undermine Ethics Watchdog
The following statement can be attributed to Daniel Schuman, policy director of grassroots activist organization Demand Progress: "Today House Republicans backed down from a dangerous proposal to undermine its independent ethics watchdog — a proposal that was secretly adopted by House Republicans...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Demand Progress Statement on "Disappointing" Nomination of Merrick Garland to Supreme Court
Demand Progress, an online activist organization comprising nearly two million affiliated activists, released the following response to President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, attributable to Campaign Director Kurt Walters: "It's disappointing that President Obama...
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Newswire article
Monday, August 31, 2015
Responding to Pressure from Progressives, Sec. Clinton Endorses Legislation Against “Golden Parachutes” for Government Service
In a clear response to growing grassroots pressure, Sec. Hillary Clinton announced this morning that she “strongly supports” legislation that would slow down the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington and, among other things, ban “golden parachutes” for government positions. Last week,...
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