Democracy Protection Initiative

Request for Swift Presidential Leadership to Make Transparency a Top Priority for the Biden Administration

February 22, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Re: Request for Swift Presidential Leadership to Make Transparency a Top Priority for the Biden Administration Dear President Biden: The undersigned civil society organizations write to urge you to take bold presidential action now to carry out your [...]

2021-02-22T15:00:51-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

Letter to Speaker Pelosi Regarding January 6th Commission

February 18, 2021 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express support for your announcement that Congress will work to establish an outside, independent Commission to “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021 [...]

2021-02-19T09:30:29-05:00February 19th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

Letter to the White House on Virtual Visitor Logs

February 12, 2021 Ms. Dana Remus White House Counsel The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Ms. Remus, As organizations advocating for open and accountable government, we applaud President Biden’s decision to resume releasing White House visitor logs. Visitor logs provide the public with information about the groups and individuals influencing [...]

2021-02-18T11:39:47-05:00February 18th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

Letter to Majority Leader Schumer on Invoking Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment

The Honorable Chuck Schumer 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 February 18, 2021 Dear Majority Leader Schumer, We write to you as a cross-partisan coalition of legal and advocacy organizations to urge you to recognize that President Trump is disqualified from future office under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment. Initially enacted in [...]

2021-02-22T11:07:05-05:00February 18th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

Nearly 150 Groups urge support for the For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1)

February 4, 2021 RE: Nearly 150 Groups urge support for the For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1) Dear Member of Congress: On behalf of the below organizations representing tens of millions of Americans, we write in strong support of H.R. 1/S. 1, the For the People Act. This transformational democracy reform package would help [...]

2021-02-19T12:10:34-05:00February 4th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

An Open Letter to Corporate America: Cease Political Spending Now

January 27, 2021 Dear Corporate America, On January 6, 2021, a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, sending the country’s elected leaders scrambling for their lives. Many in corporate America expressed outrage, saying the events were “shocking,” “scary,” and “an affront to the democratic values we hold dear as Americans.” Immediately after the riot, 147 [...]

2021-02-25T13:17:24-05:00January 27th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

Religion News Service: As Washington returns to calm, whistleblowers’ moral courage is no less urgent

As Washington returns to calm, whistleblowers’ moral courage is no less urgent This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. (RNS) — The recent events at the U.S. Capitol show in a dramatic way how much our society needs truth-tellers to report illegitimate actions they observe in public and private workplaces. Even [...]

Letter to Congress on Support for H.R. 1, the For the People Act

January 19, 2021 SUPPORT H.R. 1, THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT Dear Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum­­­­an Rights, a coalition of more than 220 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and the 82 undersigned organizations, we [...]

2021-02-04T08:42:47-05:00January 19th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

80 groups call on Leader Schumer to designate For the People Act as S. 1

January 15, 2021 The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Democratic Leader, U.S. Senate The Capitol, S-221 Washington, D.C. 20510 Leader Schumer, This year, the American people voted in record numbers for a House, Senate, and president who believe our democracy works best when every vote is counted, and every voice is heard. Unfortunately, President Trump and [...]

2021-01-26T16:24:32-05:00January 15th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

Press Release: Top Faith-Based Leaders and Organizations Partner to Protect Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2021 Top Faith-Based Leaders and Organizations Partner to Protect Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Launches New Program: Bearing Witness WASHINGTON – Today, influential faith leaders and organizations from across the US join Government Accountability Project in launching Bearing Witness, the first-ever faith-based initiative to support and protect workplace truth-tellers. Whistleblowers bear witness [...]

2021-01-13T09:37:39-05:00January 13th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Press release|
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