Our Work

At Democracy Forward, our team of seasoned litigators, policy experts, research analysts, and communications professionals works to uncover unlawful actions taken by the Executive Branch and bring legal challenges on behalf of those harmed.

To learn more about our work, please contact us at info@democracyforward.org.

Democracy Forward Foundation v. OMB

October 13, 2017

We filed suit against 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 an anti-price gouging rule mandated by the ACA.

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Democracy Forward Foundation v. U.S. DOD

September 20, 2017

We filed suit against the Trump Administration after the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) refused to reveal whether the White House consulted military officials before warning of an imminent Syrian chemical weapons strike.

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Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. DOE

September 14, 2017

We're representing the Natural Resources Defense Council in a suit against the Trump Administration to protect energy efficiency rules designed to protect the environment, consumers, and American manufacturers.

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Common Cause v. Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity

September 14, 2017

When the Trump Administration launched an unlawful investigation into the voting history of individual American voters, we represented Common Cause and voters in FL, NY, and TX in a suit to stop them.

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Democracy Forward Foundation v. U.S. DOJ

September 13, 2017

We filed suit after DOJ refused to reveal whether Trump-Pence transition officials sought information from federal prosecutors regarding politically sensitive investigations being conducted during the transition.

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Western Values Project v. U.S. Department of Interior

August 31, 2017

On behalf of Western Values Project, we filed suit against the Department of Interior to uncover the Trump Administration’s efforts to threaten a United States Senator.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America et al v. U.S. DOT

July 31, 2017

On behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America, we filed suit against the Department of Transportation for unlawfully attempting to rollback protections for airline travelers with disabilities. 

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Food & Water Watch v. Trump

July 25, 2017

We filed suit on behalf of Food & Water Watch to challenge actions taken by the Trump Administration’s “Infrastructure Council,” which is led by of President Trump’s financially-conflicted business associates and has been operating in secret.

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Cigar Association of America et. al. v. U.S. FDA

July 24, 2017

We’re representing six leading public health organizations in their attempt to defend public health regulations against two federal lawsuits brought by the tobacco industry.

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Democracy Forward Foundation v. U.S. Department of Commerce

June 30, 2017

The decennial census is a cornerstone of American democracy, yet the Trump Administration has taken steps that could impede or undermine the Census Bureau’s critical work.  We filed suit in federal court demanding the release information related to the Administration’s actions.

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Democracy Forward Foundation v. U.S. DOT

June 30, 2017

To uncover the role financially-conflicted informal advisors have played in Trump Administration policy decisions, we filed suit in federal court demanding the release of records.

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Democracy Forward Foundation v. U.S. DOT

June 30, 2017

To understand the scope and nature of government business potentially being improperly shielded from public scrutiny by the Trump Administration, we filed suit in federal court demanding the release of records related to the use of ephemeral communications applications.

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