Spark Mag is a project of Demand Progress, a national advocacy organization fighting for basic rights and freedoms needed for a modern democracy. Below are some of our current campaigns. Click on any of them for more information on how to get involved.
Tell Tech Companies to Publicly Say “No” to Muslim Registry
8 out of 9 tech companies won’t rule out helping Trump build a national Muslim registry. Journalists reached out to nine major tech companies asking if they would help the Trump administration build a national Muslim registry, and only Twitter said “no.”
End the Electoral College
Even though Clinton won over 200,000 (and counting!) more popular votes, the Electoral College allowed Trump to win.
This is the fifth time in American history, and only 16 years since voters chose Al Gore but got George W. Bush instead, that the Electoral College overruled the will of the American people.
It’s an affront to our democracy and a sign that the system is broken.
Stop Warrantless Email Snooping
“Our Fourth Amendment rights should be upheld when it comes to our email and digital communications. Please support a speedy passage of legislation to reform the archaic Electronic Communications Privacy Act in order to ensure the government can’t access our email without a warrant. Reform legislation has already passed the House with an overwhelming, unanimous 419-0 vote, and we strongly urge you to enact reform now and reject any changes that would weaken this commonsense, much-needed legislation.”
Smash the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)
The Computer fraud and abuse act has been used to quash speech and activism – and led to the tragic suicide of activist Aaron Swartz. Congress needs to fix it, but instead they’re pushing to make it even harsher and more expansive.
Justice for Aaron Swartz
An out of control criminal justice system led one of Demand Progress’ co-founders, Aaron Swartz, to take his own life.
Help us fix the outrageous legal system that led to his untimely death.