Letter to Speaker Pelosi on Protecting Our Democracy Act

June 8, 2021 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives H-232, United States Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi, We are a group of non-partisan organizations working together to protect our democracy. We are writing to thank you for your steadfast support for the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which would create [...]

2021-06-11T09:15:29-04:00June 9th, 2021|Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns the Senate Defeat of the January 6 Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2021 Government Accountability Project Condemns the Senate Defeat of the January 6 Commission  WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project watched in disappointment as the vote on the January 6 commission failed in the Senate. Our organization, along with a coalition of advocacy groups, had called for members to stand on the right side of history [...]

Press Statement: Not Above the Law Coalition Ahead of Jan. 6 Commission Vote: “Stand on the Right Side of History”

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2021 Not Above the Law Coalition Ahead of Jan. 6 Commission Vote: “Stand on the Right Side of History” WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, members of the bipartisan “Not Above the Law” coalition released the following joint statement ahead of the Senate’s scheduled vote on H.R. 3233, a bill that would [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds January 6 Commission Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds January 6 Commission Legislation WASHINGTON—On Friday, May 14, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) introduced legislation to form a January 6 commission. The bill, entitled the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the [...]

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|