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, 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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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Adam Schiff Sought to Allow for Domestic Surveillance by Selling Out Dreamers During PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
Today, a coalition of groups led by Demand Progress Education Fund sent a letter to House and Senate leadership detailing several extraordinary efforts by House intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and former Senate intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) to potentially allow for dragnet...
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Dozens of Groups Urge Biden to Stand Against Corporate Conflicts of Interest
Yesterday 48 groups sent a letter to both presidential campaigns urging them to pledge to keep their administration free of the sorts of corporate conflicts of interest that have for too long defined business-as-usual in Washington — regardless of who is in power. In particular, the letter calls...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Tech CEO Hearing Is Important Step Forward in Asserting Rule Of Law
As the CEOs of Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon testify before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative law, Demand Progress Education Fund executive director David Segal released the following statement: “The public and lawmakers are waking up...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Rep. Lofgren Calls on Barr to Disclose Basis of Surveillance of Protesters
During Attorney General William Barr's hearing before the House Judiciary Committee today, Representative Lofgren called for answers to roiling questions about the government's deployment of advanced surveillance techniques against protesters across the country. Citing the potential deployment of...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
70 Orgs to Dem Leadership: Next HFAC Chair Must Bring A New Vision of U.S. Foreign Policy
The House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) Chair opening must be filled by someone who will lead the committee in breaking from the failed status quo and advancing a progressive vision of U.S. foreign policy. Today, Demand Progress, Win Without War, MoveOn, IfNotNow, Yemeni Alliance Committee, Just...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Demand Progress Education Fund and AFR Education Fund Reject Recent Changes to the Libra Association’s White Paper as Insufficient
Demand Progress Education Fund and Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund recently released a joint report, making the case for policymakers to take action to prevent the Geneva-based Libra project from evading regulation and going into effect as proposed. The current proposal would result...
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Demand Progress Condemns House Leadership for Undermining Privacy, Sending H.R.6172 to Conference
After failing to ram through the domestic surveillance reauth bill—the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act -- last night, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy collaborated to punt the legislation out of the House and into a conference committee, which leadership will use to undermine privacy...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Burr Must Be Completely Removed From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) announced he is temporarily stepping down as chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the wake of reports he sold off stocks after receiving non-public information regarding COVID-19. Yesterday, the FBI served Burr a warrant and seized his cell...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Senate Passes PATRIOT Act Reauthorization without Key Privacy Protection
Today, the Senate passed the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act (H.R. 6172), which would reauthorize three expired Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities, including Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. Yesterday, the Senate adopted the Lee-Leahy amendment , which established a...
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