Congress Must Pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act

September 22, 2021 Dear Members of Congress: The undersigned organizations, on behalf of the millions of Americans our groups collectively represent, write to urge you to support and pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act. For decades, congressional authority has been undermined by the executive branch, diminishing the ability of Congress to fulfill its constitutional [...]

2021-09-22T10:42:42-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Letter, PODA, Sign-on Letter, US Government|

NDAA National Guard Amendments Coalition Letter to Congress

September 3, 2021 NDAA National Guard Amendments Coalition Letter to Congress Dear Member of Congress: The undersigned organizations, from across the political spectrum and focusing on a wide range of issues, urge you to support an amendment proposed by Representative Mikie Sherrill to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Together with the District of [...]

2021-09-03T12:05:22-04:00September 3rd, 2021|Letter, Open Letter, Sign-on Letter|

Letter to Congress on Office of Personnel Management Nomination

The Honorable Ron Johnson Chairman Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Gary Peters Ranking Member Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 442 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member Peters: Our organizations write to express [...]

2020-09-10T11:49:21-04:00September 10th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, Letter, Sign-on Letter|

Sign On Re: DHS Measures the Threaten Safety and Family Unity of Immigrant Children

June 16, 2020 Chad Wolf Acting Secretary Department of Homeland Security 301 7th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20528 Re: Recent DHS Measures That Threaten the Safety and Family Unity of Vulnerable Immigrant Children Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: The undersigned 122 organizations strongly oppose recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) measures that threaten the safety and [...]

Sign On: #ProtectBlackDissent & Defund Surveillance

Read the original letter here.  June 17, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican Leader Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jerold Nadler House Judiciary Committee Chairman Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jim Jordan House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear [...]

Sign On: Policy Paper on Ending Gag Lawsuits

Read the original policy paper here. Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights The problem: gag lawsuits against public interest defenders The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are lawsuits brought forward [...]

Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act

May 26, 2020 Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act The Hon. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) The Hon. Charles Schumer (D-NY) United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Hon. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) The Hon. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Members of the Senate and House: We strongly [...]

Sign On: Amendments to USA Freedom Reauthorization Act 2020

May 11, 2020 Dear Senators, The undersigned organizations write to urge you to support privacy-protective amendments to H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, to oppose the underlying bill if improvements are not adopted, and to oppose amendments offered that would weaken the bill. We applaud the Senate for not rushing to [...]

2021-09-16T13:11:13-04:00May 11th, 2020|National Security, Sign-on Letter|

Sign On: Organizations Call on Congress To Pass Inspector General Removal Protections

April 10, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Leaders McCarthy, McConnell, and [...]

Sign On: Bipartisan Groups Lay Out Principles for Transparency and Oversight of Coronavirus Stimulus Spending

April 6, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi                                         The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House                                                      Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives                                      U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20514    [...]