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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monday, November 10, 2014
Demand Progress Thanks President Obama for Support of Net Neutrality
This morning, President Obama came out in support of reclassifying consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Nearly four million people submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of strong Net Neutrality rules and Title II...
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
BREAKING: Google Endorses the USA Freedom Act Saying “It’s Time to Reform Government Surveillance Laws”
Today, Google formally joined thousands of activists, organizations and companies calling for surveillance reform as they participate in the virtual protest “The Day We Fight Back.” Demand Progress, an Internet freedom organization with more than 1.5 million members, has helped lead the organizing “The Day We Fight Back” effort and released the following statement from executive director David Segal:
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Demand Progress Praises Civil Liberties Board Report
David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress, today released the statement below praising a new report by the Privacy and Civil Liberties and Oversight Board (PCLOB) which found NSA bulk surveillance to be illegal. The PCLOB report also found that NSA’s bulk collection of American phone records only provided "minimal" benefits and that the program should be shut down. Demand Progress is a key architect of The Day We Fight Back, a day of activism dedicated to protesting NSA surveillance.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Millions to Watch President’s Surveillance Speech Will Not Be Placated by Cosmetic Reforms to Spying Regime, Day of Activism Planned on Feb. 11
Demand Progress, a 1.5 million member civil liberties advocacy organization which has helped lead the fight against NSA abuses, today released the below statement from executive director David Segal, in advance of an expected Friday announcement from President Obama related to the global spying regime.
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