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30+ Groups Relaunch Historic Battle for the Net Campaign in Support of FCC Rulemaking to Restore Net Neutrality, Title II Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, over 30 groups relaunched BattleForTheNet.com following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FCC) vote to move forward a rulemaking to restore net neutrality and Title II authority. The petition is designed to drive contacts to both the FCC and members of Congress in support of the commission’s move to restore neutrality. The groups involved with the … Continued

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Demand Progress Applauds FCC for Advancing Rulemaking to Reclassify Broadband Under Title II, Restore Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to move forward a rulemaking that would reclassify broadband under Title II and restore net neutrality. In response to the vote, Demand Progress Communications Director Maria Langholz issued the following statement: “When Trump’s FCC Chair Ajit Pai led the repeal of net neutrality and rolled back … Continued

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Letter Urging State Dept To Support Colombian Gov-ELN Peace Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last Wednesday, over 20 US and international organizations sent a letter to the State Department urging it to support Colombian government-ELN peace negotiations. With regards to the letter, Demand Progress Foreign Policy Advisor Cavan Kharrazian issued the following statement:   “There is a lot of work to be done in securing a permanent, … Continued

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Announcing a New Home for First Branch Forecast

The team behind the First Branch Forecast is proud to announce a new destination for our work and this newsletter: We’re joining forces with our friends at POPVOX Foundation. After a brief hiatus, the First Branch Forecast will return to your inbox, but from a new address, so please check your promotions and spam folders … Continued

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Statement on Resolution Commemorating Coup in Chile

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  On the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup against Chile’s democratically-elected government, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas), and Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), introduced a resolution commemorating the tragic event. The resolution formally apologizes for the United States’ … Continued

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Statement on Resolution Commemorating Coup in Chile

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  On the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup against Chile’s democratically-elected government, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas), and Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), introduced a resolution commemorating the tragic event. The resolution formally apologizes for the United States’ involvement, acknowledges … Continued

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First Branch Forecast for October 2, 2023: CR-azy week

TOP LINE What a CR-azy week. In many respects it is the natural result of the rules package agreed to at the start of the 118th Congress, the inability of the 117th Congress to enact key reforms, the rise of Trumpism, the return of the strong Speaker model in the 80s-90s, and a Constitutional framework … Continued

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Back to Full Force, the FCC Looks to Restore Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel announced plans to restore neutrality following the recent confirmation of Anna Gomez to the commission. The FCC is reportedly set to take an initial vote on the net neutrality proposal in October. Following the announcement from Chair Rosenworcel, Demand Progress Communications Director Maria Langholz issued the following statement: “We are … Continued

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First Branch Forecast for September 18, 2023: The Ladder of Chaos

TOP LINE Happy belated Constitution Day to those who celebrate. This week both chambers are in session Monday through Thursday, with the Senate remaining so Friday. The House has scheduled some sort of continuing resolution vote for Wednesday or later that contains greater than 8% cuts below FY 2023 levels and authorization text on immigration and border-related stuff. … Continued

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Demand Progress Vote Recommendation for Department of Defense Appropriations Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of today’s expected votes on amendments to H.R. 4365 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2024, Demand Progress urges all representatives to vote YES on the following amendments made in order: Amendment #131 – Gaetz (FL), Jacobs (CA), Tlaib (MI), Tokuda (HI), Massie (KY), McGovern (MA), Salinas (OR), Lee (CA), Garcia (IL): Prohibits funds … Continued

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Statement on Judge Mehta Denying Motion for Live Audio Feed During Google Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Judge Mehta denied the motion filed by Demand Progress, American Economic Liberties Project, Open Markets Institute, and the Revolving Door Project asking the Court to provide a publicly available audio feed of the unsealed portions of the upcoming Google Search antitrust trial. In response to this news from Judge Mehta, Demand Progress Communications Director Maria … Continued

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Demand Progress on the Confirmation of Anna Gomez to the FCC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This afternoon, the Senate voted to confirm Anna Gomez to the Federal Communications Commission, who will fill the fifth commissioner seat at the agency. In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Anna Gomez, Demand Progress Communications Director Maria Langholz issued the following statement: “Now that the FCC has a full commission, it must take … Continued

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Demand Progress Urges Rules Committee to Move Forward Two Amendments Prohibiting Funding for Military Efforts in Mexico, Peru

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the House Rules Committee prepares to vote next week on which amendments to H.R. 4365, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2024 will be made in order for a vote, Demand Progress sent members of the House Rules Committee a list of amendments it strongly urges the committee to make in order, including … Continued