Advocacy Letter

We want to applaud the members of the Judiciary Committee for holding a hearing tomorrow on deceptive practices and urge the members of the Committee to support the passage of the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011 (S.453). The ability to cast a ballot free from...
06/26/2012
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Demos commends Connecticut for passing one of the strongest campaign-finance disclosure bills in the United States and recommends that the Governor promptly sign the bill into law. This is an important bill that will bring much-needed transparency to financing for political campaigns.  In 2010...
05/10/2012
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Demos, a national non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization, strongly disapproves of the following pieces of legislation that are scheduled for a vote on the House floor in the next few days, H.R. 3010, The Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA); H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility...
12/01/2011
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The undersigned voting rights organizations are writing to express our deep concern about your recent actions targeting legally registered student voters in Maine for investigatory action and sending them threatening correspondence likely to deter them from exercising their voting rights.  ...
10/17/2011
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Dear Senator: Demos urges the members of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee to vote in favor of confirming Richard Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Until you act, or the President makes a recess appointment, the CFPB does not gain its full authority to protect...
10/05/2011
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Senator Chuck Schumer wrote to U.S. Attorney General  Eric Holder, calling for stronger enforcement of voter registration provisions in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. In this letter, Sen. Schumer cites work done by Demos in Ohio to force the state to social service voter...
09/21/2011
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We, the undersigned -- non-partisan, not-for-profit organizations that work across the country and in Texas to protect the voting rights of African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans -- write to oppose the preclearance of Texas’s Senate Photo Voter Identification law, Bill 14 (“SB14” or “Act...
09/14/2011
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Comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regarding Defining Larger Participants in Certain Markets for Consumer Financial Products and Services Markets [Docket N. CFPB-HQ-2011-2] From Demos Demos welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Notice...
09/14/2011
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The changes to the Board’s procedures contained in this Notice of Proposed Rule Making will make a modest but not insignificant contribution to addressing current barriers to the American right of collective bargaining. The proposal contains significant changes in two areas. First, it updates the...
08/22/2011
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A mandatory government-issued photo identification requirement would clearly substantially burden the voting rights of the young, the elderly, renters, non-drivers, racial minorities, and the poor. It would also be used as a tool by groups hoping to intimidate voters away from the polls due to...
08/17/2011
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