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

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 [...]

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

70 Groups Urge Congress to Vote Immediately to Impeach President Trump for Inciting Violent Mob Attack on Capitol

January 11, 2021 Dear Representative: Our 70 organizations call on you and your House colleagues to act immediately to impeach President Trump. On January 6, 2021 President Trump incited a seditious, criminal mob to attack the United States Capitol. The attack resulted in the Capitol being invaded, trashed, and ransacked; [...]

January 11th, 2021|Categories: Democracy Protection Initiative, Letter|

Coalition Urges Biden’s Attorney General-Designate to Establish Justice Department Task Force to Investigate Trump and Associates’ Crimes

January 7, 2020 The Honorable Merrick Garland, Attorney General-Designate Chambers of the Honorable Merrick Garland E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse 333 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear Judge Garland, We write to urge you to commit publicly to establishing within the Department of Justice, immediately upon your confirmation, an [...]

January 7th, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, Letter|

Coalition Letter to Members of Congress Urging Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act to Prevent Future Abuses of the Pardon Power

Coalition Letter to Members of Congress Urging Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act to Prevent Future Abuses of the Pardon Power Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as a cross-partisan coalition of thirteen organizations to urge passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 8363, S.B. 4880) [...]

December 28th, 2020|Categories: Department of Justice, Judicial Oversight, Letter|

Open Letter to the Biden-Harris Administration: Treating Disinformation as an Intersectional Threat

Open Letter to the Biden-Harris Administration: Treating Disinformation as an Intersectional Threat December 21, 2020 Dear President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, As a diverse coalition of leading advocacy organizations, we write to urge the Biden-Harris administration to treat disinformation as a fundamental and intersectional threat – one that stands [...]

December 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Department of Justice, Letter|

Coalition Letter to Block President Trump from Firing Civil Servants and Burrowing Appointees

December 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer, The undersigned organizations are united in our commitment to ensuring excellence and integrity in the federal government for the betterment of the [...]

December 14th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, Coronavirus Pandemic, Letter|

Coalition for Sensible Safeguards Biden Transition Letter on Regulation

Dec. 9, 2020 Dear President-Elect Biden, The country faces enormous challenges. As you transition into your presidential term, the American public is counting on you and your administration to repair the damage from the Trump Administration’s extreme and dangerous deregulatory agenda. Hundreds of rollbacks of protections under the previous administration [...]

December 11th, 2020|Categories: Letter|

Letter on COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act

December 3, 2020 The Honorable Elizabeth Warren United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Ayanna Pressley U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congresswoman Pressley and Senator Warren: The undersigned groups and individuals, representing diverse perspectives from the fields of criminal justice, medicine, public policy, and public health, [...]

December 9th, 2020|Categories: COVID19, Letter|

Letter to Department of Health and Human Services on Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Rule

Dec. 4, 2020 James Lawrence Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Request for Withdrawal or Extension: Proposed Rule, Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely [sic] (Docket No. HHS-OS-2020-0012) Dear Mr. Lawrence, The undersigned food industry and consumer organizations respectfully urge the [...]

December 7th, 2020|Categories: Letter, Public Health|

Letter Urging Congress to Block Funding to Implement Schedule F Executive Order

Dear Member of Congress, The undersigned organizations are united in our commitment to inspiring public service and encouraging excellence in government for the betterment of the American people. In that vein, we write to urge you to block implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order (EO) 13957 in the next government [...]

November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter in Support of Three FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act Amendments

November 23, 2020 The Honorable James Inhofe 205 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Adam Smith 2264 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jack Reed 728 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mac Thornberry 2208 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. [...]

November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Letter|

Letter to the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress in the 117th Congress

November 16, 2020   The Honorable Nancy Pelosi H-232, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy H-204, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Zoe Lofgren 1309 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Rodney Davis 1216 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 [...]

November 16th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, Letter|

Letter to Congress to Restore Lost Subpoena Enforcement Powers with Inherent Contempt Procedure

Bipartisan Coalition Urges Congress to Restore Lost Subpoena Enforcement Powers with Inherent Contempt Procedure October 21, 2020 Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives The Capitol, Room H-232 Washington, DC 20515 Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives The Capitol, Room H-204 Washington, DC 20515 Rep. James [...]

October 27th, 2020|Categories: Letter|

Letter to Representative Eshoo on Executive Branch Surveillance

October 27, 2020 The Honorable Anna Eshoo 202 Cannon House Office Building United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Eshoo: Thank you for your leadership investigating executive branch surveillance of protesters, Congress, and the Supreme Court of the United States. We share your urgent concerns about recent [...]

October 27th, 2020|Categories: Letter, Surveillance|

Letter: Center for Excellence in Higher Education Coalition to Secretary Devos

October 14, 2020 Secretary Betsy DeVos U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20202 Dear Secretary DeVos: We urge the U.S. Department of Education to promptly address issues raised by the recent Colorado state court decision finding pervasive fraudulent abuse of federal financial aid programs by institutions [...]

October 16th, 2020|Categories: Accountability, Higher Education, Letter|

Letter to NARA on Preservation of Presidential Records

October 8, 2020 Hon. David S. Ferriero Archivist of the United States 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20408 Re. Preservation of presidential records Dear Mr. Ferriero, The undersigned organizations write to urge you to publicly detail the steps that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is taking with [...]

October 8th, 2020|Categories: Letter|

Letter on Further Improving the House Committee on Appropriations

October 7, 2020 RE: Further Improving the House Committee on Appropriations Dear Representatives DeLauro, Kaptur, and Wasserman Schultz: We write to commend you for releasing proposals to further strengthen the responsiveness, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of the House Committee on Appropriations. We applaud your energetic campaigns and your continued service [...]

October 7th, 2020|Categories: Letter|

Letter to National Archives and Records Administration on CBP Document Destruction Proposal

September 30, 2020 Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 [email protected] Re: Comments to CBP Document Destruction Proposal (NARA-20-0017-0014; Control Number DAA-0568-2018-0001) Dear National Archives and Records Administration, The undersigned organizations submit the following comments to the National Archives and [...]

October 1st, 2020|Categories: Immigration, Letter|

Letter to National Archives and Records Administration on DHS Document Destruction Proposal

September 29th, 2020 Via e-mail and on the Federal Register Ms. Kimberly Keravuori, Regulatory and External Policy Program Manager, National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 [email protected] Re: Comments to DHS Document Destruction Proposal (NARA-20-0017-0014; Control Number DAA-0568-2018-0001) Dear Ms. Keravuori, We the undersigned submit [...]

September 30th, 2020|Categories: Immigration, Letter|
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