Advocacy Letter

Dear Acting Director Mesenbourg, We are writing about the consequences of the Census Bureau’s policy of tabulating incarcerated people as residents of prison locations, rather than at their home addresses. We write as organizations with an interest in ensuring fair and equitable representation for...
02/14/2013
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On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the undersignedwe urge you to cosponsor “The Equal Employment for All Act” sponsored by Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN). In addition to the weak economy, job-seekers today confront another less discussed challenge—employers that...
02/01/2013
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We, the undersigned consumer, small business, labor, good government, financial protection, community, health, environmental, and public interest groups - strongly urge you to oppose S. 3468, the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012. This legislation is likely to be marked up in the...
09/07/2012
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Dear Representative: We urge you to cosponsor “The Equal Employment for All Act” (H.R. 321), introduced by Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN). In addition to the weak economy, job- seekers today confront another less discussed challenge—employers that require credit checks as a condition of...
07/13/2012
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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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