Demand Progress Action
Demand Progress Action organizes grassroots campaigns and diverse coalitions to achieve progress in civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform. For example, it has helped lead the public push for reform of the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices to better protect civil liberties and keep Americans safe. Through its advocacy, Demand Progress Action helped organize 130,000 phone calls and 1.8 million emails to Congress and organized dozens of meetings across the country between constituents and their lawmakers in support of surveillance reform.
Between 2014 and 2016, Demand Progress Action was also a leading advocate for the establishment of rules to prevent internet service providers from manipulating content flows in service of private profit. It co-organized the Internet Slowdown and other activism that compelled more than three million people to urge the FCC to adopt net neutrality rules, and to demand that Congress support those rules. It also intervened in successful litigation to defend the rules in court.