Dozens of civil society groups oppose congressional censorship law

Caitlin Vogus Headshot

Deputy Director of Advocacy

A new proposal would allow Congress to compel online censorship of precisely the information necessary for the American public to evaluate lawmakers' adherence to our laws and ethical standards.

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Demand Progress and Freedom of the Press Foundation led a coalition of 53 civil society and press freedom organizations opposing Senate Amendment 218, a proposal that would allow federal lawmakers to compel the censorship of a broad range of information about themselves—including the types of information routinely reported by journalists, government watchdogs, and ordinary citizens.

Read the full letter below.

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