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  • Democracy Forward Sues To Uncover Trump Administration Communication With For-Profit College Lobbyists Over Rollback of Student Protections

    December 7, 2017

    Lawsuit Probes Reason for Delay of Industry-Opposed “Borrower Defense Rule” WASHINGTON, D.C.- Democracy Forward filed suit against the Department of Education (“the Department”) after the Trump Administration refused to disclose...

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    Giffords and Democracy Forward Sue Trump DOJ To Expose Coordination With NRA On Gun Lobby’s Deadly Concealed Carry Bill

    December 5, 2017

    Lawsuit Comes Days Before Anticipated House Vote on National Reciprocity Act WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democracy Forward Foundation and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a suit against the Department of...

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    Democracy Forward Requests Treasury IG Investigation Include More Attempts by Trump Administration to Conceal Tax Bill Analysis

    December 4, 2017

    Following reports that the Treasury Inspector General is investigating attempts by Secretary Steven Mnuchin to conceal economic analysis of President Trump’s tax bill, Democracy Forward Executive Director Anne Harkavy released...

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    Chesapeake Bay Newspaper Files Legal Appeal To Fight Trump Administration’s Unlawful Grant Cut

    November 29, 2017

    Appeal Filed Following Political Appointee’s Reported Involvement in EPA’s Sudden Defunding of the Bay Journal WASHINGTON, D.C.- On behalf of Bay Journal Media, Inc., publisher of the Bay Journal newspaper,...

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    Suit Challenges Trump Infrastructure Council After New Evidence Reveals Work Behind Closed Doors That Could Benefit Members

    November 28, 2017

    New Court Filing Comes After Reed Cordish, Department of Transportation Claim That Council Never Existed Despite Evidence of Its Activity Since January WASHINGTON, D.C.— On behalf of Food & Water...

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    Giffords Law Center Demands Answers on Why the FBI, Under the Trump Administration, Removed Fugitives from National Background Check System for Gun Sales

    November 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the tragic mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence sent a demand letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...

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    Democracy Forward Sues Trump Administration After Abrupt Cut to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

    November 20, 2017

    After Stonewalling by Trump Administration, Lawsuit Probes Political Motives In Cutting $213 Million From Evidence-Based Programs WASHINGTON, D.C.— Democracy Forward filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services...

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    Democracy Forward Demands Disclosure of Ivanka Trump’s Role in Administration’s Rollback of Critical Tool for Securing Equal Pay for Women

    November 16, 2017

    FOIA Request Follows White House’s Unfounded and Unlawful Determination That There’s No “Practical Utility” In Data Necessary for Securing Pay Equity   WASHINGTON, D.C.— Democracy Forward filed a Freedom of Information...

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    Advocates Sue To Stop Illegal Trump Administration Rollback of Equal Pay Rule

    November 15, 2017

    National Women’s Law Center and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Demand Reinstatement of Pay Transparency Rule Intended to Combat Wage Discrimination WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democracy Forward and the National...

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    Chesapeake Bay Newspaper Sues EPA After Trump Administration Abruptly Cuts Grant

    November 15, 2017

    Filing Seeks Records Concerning Trump Administration’s Unlawful Attempt to Defund Environmental News Outlet WASHINGTON, D.C. — On behalf of Bay Journal Media, Inc., publisher of the Bay Journal newspaper, Democracy...

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    Democracy Forward Uses Little-Known Law to Force Trump Administration To Correct Misleading, Unreliable Statements on Tax Proposal

    November 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Democracy Forward invoked the little-known Information Quality Act (“IQA”) demanding the Treasury Department correct unreliable and misleading statements issued by Secretary Steven Mnuchin and another senior Treasury official regarding the impact of President Trump’s tax proposal.

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    Giffords Law Center Files Suit to Uncover Extent of the NRA’s Influence Over Trump Administration Gun Policy, Response to Recent Mass Shootings

    November 10, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following the tragic mass shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence — the gun violence prevention organization founded...

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    Democracy Forward Demands Trump Administration Reveal Identities of Parties Meeting in Secret to Craft Tax Proposal

    October 31, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democracy Forward filed suit against the Department of the Treasury (the “Department”) to force the Trump Administration to reveal details of closed-door “listening sessions” Administration officials held with unknown parties while developing its soon-to-be revealed tax proposal.

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    Lawsuit Filed After Trump Administration Refuses to Reveal Pharma Lobbyist’s Role in Sabotaging ACA Anti-Price Gouging Rule

    October 16, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democracy Forward filed suit against the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) demanding the agency disclose the role Joseph Grogan, a former pharma lobbyist appointed by President Trump, played in the Administration’s decision to delay a pharmaceutical anti-price gouging rule mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The delay eliminates protections to prevent pharma companies from unlawfully overcharging for life-saving drugs used by millions of Americans under the 340B drug discount program.

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    Suit Demands Trump Administration Reveal Whether White House Consulted DOD Before Warning of Imminent Syrian Chemical Strike In June

    September 20, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democracy Forward filed suit today against the Trump Administration after the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) refused to reveal whether the White House consulted military officials before then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer warned of an imminent Syrian chemical weapons strike that, according to the White House, “would likely result in the mass murder of civilians” if conducted.

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    Suit Challenges Trump Administration Rollback of Energy Efficiency Rule

    September 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Democracy Forward filed suit today against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for rolling back parts of a widely supported energy efficiency rule that halted the sale of replacement air conditioners that were skirting stricter energy-saving requirements.

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    Voters Sue Kris Kobach for Unlawfully Targeting Individual American Citizens Under Cloak of “Advisory Commission”

    September 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— On behalf of registered voters from Florida, Texas, and New York, Democracy Forward filed a complaint today against Kris Kobach, Vice-Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, to halt his unprecedented and unlawful investigation into individual American voters.

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    Democracy Forward Files Suit to Expose Trump-Pence Transition Attempts To Influence Federal Investigations

    September 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Democracy Forward filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to expose attempts by the Trump-Pence Transition team to improperly influence federal investigations into both the Trump campaign and individuals with close ties to then-President-elect Donald Trump.

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    Western Values Project Files Suit After Inspector General Abruptly Closes Investigation

    August 31, 2017

    MONTANA— The Western Values Project (WVP) filed suit requesting documents from the Department of the Interior related to threats Secretary Ryan Zinke made to Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan.

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    Paralyzed Veterans of America Challenges Administration Rollback of Protections for Disabled Air Travelers

    August 1, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) filed suit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for abruptly rolling back a rule intended to make airline travel safer and easier for passengers with disabilities.

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    Water Safety Advocate Files Suit Over President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    July 25, 2017

    Washington, D.C.—Food & Water Watch filed suit today in federal court seeking to void all actions taken by President Donald Trump’s “Infrastructure Council” and compel the Administration to disclose the role its financially conflicted co-chairs, Richard LeFrak and Steve Roth, have played in shaping the President’s infrastructure policy.

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    Leading Health Organizations Seek to Intervene in Defense of FDA Rule on E-Cigarettes, Cigars

    July 24, 2017

    Washington, D.C.—Six leading public health organizations today asked federal courts to allow them to intervene in two lawsuits brought by the electronic cigarette and cigar industries against the Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 rule establishing public health oversight of e-cigarettes, cigars and other previously unregulated tobacco products.

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    Common Cause Sues to Protect Voters Under Privacy Act

    July 14, 2017

    Washington, D.C.—The nonpartisan good government watchdog group Common Cause filed suit today to protect the privacy rights of voters, specifically seeking to prevent “the unlawful collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of the sensitive and personal voting data of millions of Americans,” by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Social Security Administration.

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