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Welcome to Democracy Forward''s inaugural newsletter -- We want to keep you up to date on our ongoing fight to hold the Trump administration accountable for corrupt and unlawful actions that hurt peopl

June 2020 Newsletter

Hi there, friend—

Welcome to our inaugural newsletter! Here at Democracy Forward, we want to keep you up to date on our ongoing fight to hold the Trump administration accountable for corrupt and unlawful actions that hurt people.

Expect to find fresh DF updates every month, alternating with our Behind the Scenes series. Now, onto the new stuff...

June has been quite a month so far. We are proud to be standing with the latest movement for racial justice and proud to be celebrating Pride Month and the Supreme Court rulings on Title VII and DACA

This is still a difficult time, and there is a lot of uncertainty. But making sure the Executive Branch follows the law remains important, and you can count on us to keep doing just that.

Behind the headlines, here’s a taste of the work we’ve done in May and June to continue the fight for accountability and expose corruption in the Executive Branch:

Happy Pride Month, Secretary Pompeo — we’ll see your unlawful anti-LGBTQI Commission in court

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unlawfully created and operated a “Commission on Unalienable Rights” in the State Department. He’s stacked this advisory panel with conservative academics, including some who have articulated fringe beliefs like homosexuality being “one of the signs of the End Times,” to the exclusion of established human rights organizations. And he’s also failed to release key documents the public has a right to see.

Unfortunately for Sec. Pompeo, his Commission violates the Federal Advisory Committee Act — which requires that groups convened to advise agencies maintain a balanced membership, demonstrate that their existence is in the public interest, and operate transparently.

So, we’re representing Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, CHANGE (the Center for Health and Gender Equity), the Council for Global Equality, and the Global Justice Center in suing Pompeo and the State Department. We recently advanced our case in federal court ahead of the expected release of the Commission’s report by July 4th. 

Our suit has been supported through a “friend of the court” brief filed by a coalition of human rights organizations that includes Human Rights Watch, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, among others!

These filings come on the heels of Trump’s Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom, which aims to direct funding to conservative religious organizations and help disseminate their views as part of U.S. foreign policy.

And just last week, the State Department announced amid our suit that they''ll open a public comment period for the upcoming report (but still didn''t tell us when or for how long this will happen, or even if they''ll consider comments they receive).

We’re keeping an eye out for the Commission’s report next week, so be sure to follow us for the latest updates.

Learn more about this case!
Read the announcement.
Check out our case in the New York Times: Pompeo’s Human Rights Panel Could Hurt L.G.B.T. and Women’s Rights, Critics Say

While DACA litigation made its way to the Supreme Court, HUD appointees secretly snatched FHA home loan eligibility from DACA recipients

(Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Trump’s attempt to rescind DACA was right out in the open, but internal Department of Housing and Urban Development records we obtained in litigation found that HUD secretly made policy changes to leave DACA recipients ineligible for federally backed, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) home loans. And appointees gave misleading answers to Congress when asked about the policy change.

The unacknowledged, unlawful decision to deny DACA recipients FHA loan eligibility, after years of them receiving that benefit, was a huge administrative shift that shut many DACA recipients out of an American dream and created uncertainty in the home mortgage market for lenders. 

This is what happens when the Trump admin’s disregard for people of color and inability to govern collide, creating an administrative trainwreck. It’s called structural discrimination, and we’re demanding an investigation.

HUD career staff expressed frustration that senior leadership would not “post the freaking DACA FAQ,” which would have made the Department’s policy clear and public, and made it accountable for its own actions.

We submitted over 150 pages of internal HUD records to the Inspector General with a demand for an investigation. And after reviewing the documents, members of the House and the Senate have requested investigations into HUD’s actions.

We’ll keep you posted when we hear back.

Learn more about this case!
Read the announcement.
Check out our action in Buzzfeed News: The Trump Administration Said It Didn’t Change Policy To Deny Housing Loans To DACA Recipients. Emails Show Otherwise.

Trump’s refusal to open federal healthcare exchanges for COVID-19 special enrollment is dangerous and unlawful

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Affordable Care Act and its regulations require the Department of Health and Human Services to open a special enrollment period when consumers face “exceptional circumstances,” including a once-in-a-century pandemic like COVID-19.

But the Trump administration has refused to open one — despite calls from a diverse and bipartisan group of stakeholders to do so — because of President Trump’s personal opposition to the ACA. HHS has failed to provide a cogent rationale for its decision not to open a special enrollment period in light of the unprecedented public health crisis.

The administration’s refusal to reopen enrollment is consistent with Trump’s and his administration’s efforts to sabotage the ACA. His administration is urging the Supreme Court to invalidate the law. It has promoted junk insurance plans, sought to reduce enrollment numbers by cutting funding for open enrollment advertising and outreach, and repeatedly shortened the annual enrollment period.

Even worse, Trump’s decision forces municipalities like Chicago to bear the financial and human costs of providing certain public health services to its uninsured citizens. More than 50,000 Chicagoans have been infected with COVID-19, and 500,000 Chicagoans have lost their jobs because of the crisis.

While the City of Chicago runs specific kinds of health clinics and provides ambulance services to all of its residents, it often cannot recoup those costs when patients are not covered — meaning that the Trump administration’s decision imposes additional financial strain when the City is already being hit hard. And the administration’s decision exacerbates the spread of COVID-19 by deterring individuals from seeking testing and treatment.

We filed suit to ensure the Trump administration follows the law and opens a special enrollment period in response to COVID-19. We’ve already received friend-of-the-court briefs from the U.S. House of Representatives and fourteen states led by California and Michigan!

And if you care about the ACA, check out our lawsuit on behalf of five cities and two residents of Charlottesville, Virginia challenging the Trump administration’s wholesale sabotage of the ACA.

Learn more about this case!
Read the announcement.
Check out our case in The Washington Post: Chicago sues Trump administration officials over their refusal to extend ACA enrollment
And take a listen to our very own Communications Director Charisma Troiano on Make It Plain with Mark Thompson!

From the beginning of May ''til the end of June, we’ve...

Filed 11 new legal actions:

  • Stopping the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from unlawfully eviscerating vital anti-redlining rules under the Community Reinvestment Act after demanding records the Trump admin withheld.
  • Opposing the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s secretive Federal Consumer Finance Law Taskforce in court after exposing its unlawful operation and anti-consumer membership.
  • Challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful refusal to open a COVID-19 special enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Demanding the president release a required war powers transparency report.
  • Representing a class of student borrowers against Betsy DeVos and Steven Mnuchin for illegal seizures of federal tax refunds in violation of the CARES Act.
  • Uncovering the role of Trump’s “Housing Fourth” homelessness policy czar.
  • Investigating lack of Paycheck Protection Program loan guidance.
  • Demanding an investigation into HUD for revoking DACA FHA-loan eligibility.
  • Calling for investigation into DHS leaking citizenship status to right-wing media outlets.
Had 13 major updates to existing legal actions:
  • Our complete victory on school lunch nutrition in CSPI & Healthy School Food Maryland v. USDA.
  • The court’s ruling that OMB’s appeal from our equal pay victory in National Women’s Law Center v. OMB is moot.
  • Our win against the cigar and e-cig industry’s appeal in American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. v. FDA.
  • An Interior Department’s Inspector General report concluding that an unnamed Trump political violated his ethics pledge that lines up with our investigation request last year re. Stephen Wackowski.
  • An amicus brief from the U.S. House of Representatives and an amicus from 14 state attorney generals supporting Chicago v. Azar et al.
  • Our brief and a supporting amicus brief from human rights orgs in Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights et al v. Pompeo
  • A motion and two amicus briefs from the House and a dozen immigration law professors and scholars in Baltimore v. Trump.
  • Our reply in American Oversight v. Pompeo to recover 2017 interpreter notes between Trump and Putin.
  • An appeal brief and new GAO report in VoteVets v. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Our reply in Oracle v. Department of Labor.
And welcomed our summer legal interns to the team!

Finally, some parting words this month:

Simply put, Black lives matter.

Recent events have put historical and present-day injustices front and center. At Democracy Forward, we’ve been talking about what we can do, in this moment, in the fight for racial justice and equality. First, we want to acknowledge the real and painful consequences of racism, prejudice, and intolerance. It’s important to say that out loud and to keep saying it.

It’s also important to act on that knowledge. We’ve already seen how the Trump administration has taken actions that impede the fight for racial justice, whether it’s gassing protestors in Lafayette Square while dismantling federal police accountability measures, or undermining voting rights, or hiding data that shows the inequalities people of color face at work and in the economy. Sometimes those actions are right out in the open, and sometimes they are happening behind the scenes, but none of them should go unchallenged.

So we’ve created a way to try to identify more of those oppressive actions by listening to those on the front lines of the fight. If you or your organization has been impeded by this administration’s actions in your efforts, or if you know of an organization that has, please let us know with the link below.

History teaches us that the fight for justice is not a sprint. But this feels like a moment when we all should be sprinting — together. We want to do our part.

We want to hear from you.

Anne Harkavy
Executive Director
Democracy Forward


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