We demand progress through:

Special Projects

When the moment or issue demands it, we dive in on longer-term projects, leveraging our staff and resources to win big victories in the fight for transparency, equity and justice.

The First Branch Forecast

How do we build a stronger, more capable Congress? The First Branch Forecast is our weekly newsletter, with tons of research and analysis on improving the First Branch of government.


The Congressional Research Service publishes thousands of reports on policymaking questions facing lawmakers. We republish those reports in a user-friendly format.

Agency Spotlight

The Agency Spotlight tracks appointments to leadership positions at 39 agencies through the confirmation process and beyond. The Spotlight monitors and exhibits key votes for three prominent agencies — the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Online Activism

Joined by a grassroots membership of over 1.5 million activists, we demand progress through petitions, email campaigns and other digital advocacy efforts.

Media Relations

We work with reporters to break crucial stories, give expert commentary and ensure the role of grassroots activism is not ignored in the press.