Letters2020-06-05T13:50:47-04:00

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 [...]

September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Letter, PODA, Sign-on Letter, US Government|

Coalition Urges House to Close the Pentagon’s Revolving Door

September 17, 2021 The Honorable James P. McGovern Chairman House Rules Committee H-312 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Tom Cole Ranking Member House Rules Committee H-152 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole: As you prepare to consider H.R. 4350, the National [...]

September 17th, 2021|Categories: Letter, Open 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). [...]

September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Letter, Open Letter, Sign-on Letter|

NGO Letter on Urgent Actions the Biden Administration Must Take Following Supreme Court Decision on MPP

August 30, 2021 Hon. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. President of the United States Hon. Merrick B. Garland Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Hon. Antony Blinken Secretary, U.S. Department of State Hon. Alejandro N. Mayorkas Secretary, Department of Homeland Security CC: Amb. Susan Rice Domestic Policy Council Advisor Jake Sullivan [...]

August 30th, 2021|Categories: Family Detention, ICE Detention, Immigration, Letter|

Government Executive: Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office

Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three nonprofit organizations are calling on President Biden to take action to restore confidence and morale at the Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector general office following [...]

Just the News: Oversight groups urge Biden to nominate caretaker Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General

Oversight groups urge Biden to nominate caretaker Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Several watchdog groups sent a letter Wednesday to President Joe Biden asking him to nominate a caretaker to temporarily act as the Inspector General for the [...]

Call For Investment In Border Welcoming Centers For Arriving Families

Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Ave. NW Washington, D.C., 20016 Tae Johnson Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th St. SW Washington, D.C., 20536 June 21, 2021 Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Acting Director Johnson, The undersigned organizations write with concerns regarding U.S. [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Immigration, Letter|

Letter to Congress to Reject the Pentagon’s Request for FOIA Secrecy

The Honorable Jack Reed Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee 728 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510   The Honorable Adam Smith Chairman, House Armed Services Committee 2264 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable James Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Committee 205 Russell Senate Office [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter on DOJ Surveillance of Congress and Press

June 18, 2021 Dear Attorney General Garland, Chairman Nadler, Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Jordan, and Ranking Member Grassley, The undersigned civil society organizations write to condemn the Department of Justice’s surveillance of Members of Congress, their staff, and their families, and urge the Congress to investigate this matter immediately as [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, Letter|

Call For Investment In Border Welcoming Centers For Arriving Families

June 21, 2021 Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Acting Director Johnson, The undersigned organizations write with concerns regarding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) custody programs involving families arriving at the U.S. Southern border. In March, ICE signed a short-term no-bid contract[1] with Family Endeavors (“Endeavors”) for 1,239 hotel beds [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Immigration, Letter|

Letter To Senate Rules Supporting Sens. Portman and Durbin’s Continuity Resolution

June 14, 2021Dear Chairwoman Klobuchar and Ranking Member Blunt:The undersigned organizations, from across the political spectrum and focusing on a wide range of issues, write to commend the bipartisan effort led by your colleagues, Senator Rob Portman and Senator Richard Durbin, on amending procedures to allow Senators to cast their [...]

June 14th, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter to the Department of Justice on Office of Legal Counsel Opinions

May 26, 2021 Mr. Christopher Schroeder Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Mr. Schroeder: As organizations concerned about government oversight, openness, and accountability, we are writing to request the Department of Justice adopt a policy [...]

May 27th, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, Letter|

Letter to DOJ on Review of EOIR Personnel

May 19, 2021 The Honorable Merrick B. Garland                    The Honorable Lisa O. Monaco Attorney General of the United States                 Deputy Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice                                U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW                          950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20530-0001                             Washington, DC 20530-0001   [...]

May 21st, 2021|Categories: Letter|