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Friday, January 15, 2021
What Senators Need to Ask Avril Haines at Her Confirmation Hearing Today
Avril Haines, President-elect Biden's designee to be the Director of National Intelligence, will appear before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) at noon today for her confirmation hearing. As has been reported in the Daily Beast and elsewhere, Haines has a history of positions and...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
New Report: Americans Oppose Having Corporate Insiders Run Biden Administration
This morning, Demand Progress released a new report “Americans Want a Progressive Biden Administration” demonstrating broad, cross-party support for keeping corporate insiders outside the administration. Notably, the polling shows that 56 percent of Americans don’t want Biden to appoint corporate...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Case Against Facebook Heightens Need For Independent Executive Branch
Today the Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 state attorneys general filed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook. This follows the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Google, which was filed in October. The following may be attributed to David Segal, Executive Director of Demand Progress,...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Freedom from Facebook and Google Coalition Lauds State and Federal Efforts to Break Up Facebook
The following statement may be attributed to Sarah Miller and David Segal, co-chairs of Freedom from Facebook and Google: "Our coalition launched in 2018 to call for Facebook to be broken up, because its anti-competitive acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp have undercut online privacy,...
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Thursday, December 03, 2020
Why Gina Raimondo Would Be a Disastrous Pick for HHS
POLITICO reported Wednesday that Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is under serious consideration to run the Department of Health and Human Services in the Biden administration. After years of destructive leadership in Rhode Island, where she is overseeing one of the worst COVID crises in the...
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Friday, November 20, 2020
Progressive Groups Launch Grassroots Efforts To Lobby Against Corporate Cabinet, Release List of Corporate Insiders Biden Should Reject
Today, five progressive organizations led by the Demand Progress and the Revolving Door Project launched the “No Corporate Cabinet” campaign, dedicated to keeping corporate insiders out of the Biden administration. Partners include Climate Investigations Center, Documented, and True North Research...
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
50+ Organizations Demand President-Elect Biden and Senate Democrats Reject Corporate Nominees for Cabinet Positions
Today, Demand Progress and the Revolving Door Project – joined by more than fifty prominent progressive and good government organizations – called on President-elect Joe Biden as well as Democratic Senators and Senators-elect to reject corporate executives, lobbyists, and prominent corporate...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In Front of Today’s Senate Hearing, More than a Dozen Groups Urge Swift Enforcement Against Google to Put an End to Anti-Competitive Behavior
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing about Google’s dominance of the online advertising industry—and more than a dozen groups representing millions of Americans who want to ensure that the Internet isn’t dominated by a handful of corporations and remains free and open have called...
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Monday, September 14, 2020
Leave Patriot Act out of Continuing Resolution: ACLU, Demand Progress, FreedomWorks, NAACP, and More
Today, 24 organizations called on Congressional leaders not to include controversial, expired FISA authorities in the Continuing Resolution or any other must-pass legislation. The expired authorities include Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, which the government claimed as the basis for the NSA's...
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Thursday, August 06, 2020
20+ Groups Commend Antitrust Subcommittee, Outline Next Steps for Curbing Big Tech’s Power
On the heels of last week’s historic Big Tech hearing, 23 organizations today sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline, commending the subcommittee for its successful hearing and urging the subcommittee to recommend...
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