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 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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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Demand Progress Lauds Introduction of USA FREEDOM Act
Demand Progress, a leading member of the StopWatchingUs coalition, co-organizer of last weekend's Rally Against Mass Surveillance, and major grassroots force behind the nearly-successful Amash amendment to defund mass spying, praised today's impending introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act.
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Friday, August 09, 2013
Demand Progress Renews Calls for Firing of Prosecutors in Aaron Swartz Case
In light of information about prosecutors' motives that was disclosed in MIT's recent report (page 68) on the prosecution of activist Aaron Swartz, Demand Progress has renewed its calls for the firing of United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Heymann. MIT's report makes it clear that the prosecutors were motivated by anger at Swartz for publicly asserting his innocence.
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Monday, April 08, 2013
Demand Progress, Internet Defense League Launch Week Of Action To Reform Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Demand Progress and the Internet Defense League (IDL) today launched a week of action to encourage reform of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The IDL is a formalized coalition of organizations and websites that came together to defeat SOPA last year. Participating organizations and sites will ask their users to contact Congress to express their support for reform of the CFAA and opposition to a recent proposal to expand and harshen that law.
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Monday, April 01, 2013
On Day Swartz Trial Would Have Begun, Demand Progress and Swartz's Partner Announce Week of Action Against Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Today, on the day that Aaron Swartz's trial was set to have begun, Demand Progress and Aaron Swartz's partner Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman announced that activists will engage in a week of action starting on Monday, April 8th. Swartz, who committed suicide on January 11, was being prosecuted for downloading too many academic articles from the journal cataloguing site JSTOR -- with decades in prison being held over his head. His trial was set to begin April 1.
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