OSPC Summary of Lobbying Activities: 2019, Third Quarter

November 11, 2019

OSPC Summary of Lobbying Activities

Period: July 1 – September 30, 2019 (Q3)

OSPC supports transparency and is proud of the causes and groups it supports.

OSPC is registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and regularly reports on its activities as required by the Act. However, very few OSPC staff members meet the legal threshold for reporting their lobbying. Consequently, OSPC has chosen to post
voluntarily, on a quarterly basis, the “lobbying activities” as defined by the LDA of its Washington staff regardless of whether they meet the LDA’s reporting threshold. In other words, the lobbying activities listed below go well beyond the requirements
of the LDA by including all OSPC activities that would have been reported under the LDA if all of the OSPC Washington advocates were “registered lobbyists.”

In addition, OSPC reports on an annual basis all of its grants on IRS Form 990 as required by law. However, there is a substantial lag time before Form 990 information becomes available to the public. Accordingly, OSPC also voluntarily makes this information
easily and publicly available below on a quarterly basis.

Domestic Policy

Health Issues (HCR)

Issues related to prescription drug pricing
Entity Lobbied: House of Representatives

Immigration (IMM)

H.R. 2203, Homeland Security Improvement Act, pertaining to border oversight and accountability
Entity Lobbied: House of Representatives

H.R. 2662, Asylum Seeker Protection Act, pertaining access to protection
Entity Lobbied: House of Representatives

Refugee Protection Act, unnumbered, pertaining access to protection
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

Legislation on Immigration, including deferred action for childhood arrivals, legal immigration, enforcement policies and temporary protected status
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

S. 1494, Secure and Protect Act of 2019
Entity Lobbied: Senate

Law Enforcement/Crime/Criminal Justice (LAW)

Legislation pertaining to data collection and training for law enforcement
Entity Lobbied: Senate

Legislation related to police accountability and grand jury
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

Legislation pertaining to use of force by police officers
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

Legislation related to “cooling off periods” for officers involved in police shootings or criminal misconduct
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

Legislation related to COPs Reauthorization
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

H.R. 4359, PEACE Act of 2019
Entity Lobbied: House of Representatives

H.R. 4408, Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act
Entity Lobbied: House of Representatives

Legislation pertaining to the death in custody and reporting
Entities Lobbied: House of Representatives

Budget/Appropriations (BUD)

Issues pertaining to immigration
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

Issues pertaining to Puerto Rico disaster relief
Entity Lobbied: House, Senate

Foreign Policy

Foreign Relations (FOR)

H.R. 496, Bill to affirm that Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment
Entity Lobbied: House of Representatives

H.R. 7291, Reintroduction of the GLOBE Act, pertaining to promotion of global LGBTI rights and supporting strong U.S. leadership in human rights for LGBTI people around the world
Entities lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

U.S. foreign policy concerning human rights and governance issues in Zimbabwe and Sudan
Entities Lobbied: House of Representatives, Senate, State Department

Arms Export Control Act
Entity Lobbied: Senate

War Powers Act
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

Issues related to denaturalization
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

Health Issues (HCR)

S. 210/ H.R. 671, Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act (HER Act) Entities lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

Budget/Appropriations (BUD)

S. 2583, State and Foreign Operations Appropriations, FY 2020
Entity Lobbied: Senate

Rescission of appropriated spending
Entity Lobbied: Senate

Defense (DEF)

S. 2474, Senate Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2020
Entities Lobbied: Senate, Department of Defense

H.R. 2500/ S. 1790, National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2020
Entities Lobbied: Senate, House of Representatives

OSPC Grants

Period: July 1 – September 30, 2019 (Q3)

Grantee Name Purpose Amount Period
Aegis America Inc. to support policy advocacy on ending mass atrocities $25,000 1 year
Alliance for Youth Action Fund to support capacity-building for state-based policy advocacy $625,000 2 years
American Immigration Council to support policy advocacy on immigration $250,000 18 months
American Jewish World Service to support policy advocacy on sexual health and rights $140,000 2 years
Americans for Financial Reform to support policy advocacy on manufactured housing and private equity $75,000 2 years
Arms Control Association to support policy advocacy against U.S. military intervention $50,000 1 year
Care in Action to provide organizational support $1,700,000 28 months
Center for American Progress Action Fund to support policy advocacy on disaster relief for Puerto Rico $50,000 3 years
Center for Law and Social Policy to support policy advocacy on immigration. $250,000 18 months
Center for Popular Democracy Action to support policy advocacy in Puerto Rico $250,000 2 years
Center for Popular Democracy Action to support Local Progress Action, a project of the grantee $70,000 2 years
Collective Future to provide organizational support $350,000 2 years
Color of Change to provide organizational support $450,000 18 months
Common Defense Civic Engagement to provide organizational support $210,000 1 year
Community Change Action to support policy advocacy on government accountability $250,000 1 year
Community Change Action to provide organizational support $1,000,000 2 years
Community Initiatives/Council for Global Equality to support foreign policy advocacy $75,000 1 year
Congressional Black Caucus Institute to support advocacy on connecting the African American community to the UN $85,000 6 months
Emgage Action to provide organizational support $1,000,000 2 years
Faith in Action Fund to provide organizational support $800,000 2 years
Faith in Minnesota to support policy advocacy on economic security $650,000 18 months
Health Global Access Project Inc. to support policy advocacy on global pandemics $60,000 11 months
Indivisible Project to provide organizational support $1,750,000 2 years
Institute for Asian Democracy to support policy advocacy on Burma-related legislation $25,000 1 year
IPAS to support policy advocacy on repealing the Helms Amendment $50,000 11.2 months
Jolt Action to support youth-led policy advocacy in Texas $100,000 1 year
MHAction Votes to support policy advocacy on affordable housing $150,000 2 years
Migration Policy Institute to support policy advocacy on immigration $350,000 1 year
MomsRising Together to support policy advocacy on immigration $350,000 18 months
MoveOn.org Civic Action to support policy advocacy on government accountability $150,000 6 months
NEO Philanthropy Action Fund, Inc./Four Freedoms Action Fund to support policy advocacy on immigration $300,000 1 year
New Georgia Project Action Fund to provide organizational support $850,000 2 years
New Security Action to provide organizational support $250,000 1 year
NILC Immigrant Justice Fund to support policy advocacy on the NO BAN Act $20,000 2 months
Organize Florida SWAG – to support policy advocacy in Florida $850,000 10.9 months
Oxfam America, Inc. to support policy advocacy on European Development Finance for Health $75,000 17 months
Oxfam-America Action Fund to support foreign policy advocacy $425,000 8 months
People’s Action to provide organizational support $350,000 2 years
People’s Action/Down Home North Carolina to support Down Home North Carolina, a project of the Grantee, in its policy advocacy in North Carolina $200,000 1 year
Rights and Democracy Project to support policy advocacy on affordable housing and on the opioid crisis $175,000 18 months
Sex Workers Outreach Project to support policy advocacy on sex work reform $60,000 1 year
Sierra Club to support environmental policy advocacy $250,000 1 year
Sister District Action Network to support the grantee’s work on civic engagement $250,000 3 years
Sixteen Thirty Fund/Demand Progress Action to support policy advocacy on human rights and national security issues $150,000 1 year
Sixteen Thirty Fund/Lower Drug Prices Now to support policy advocacy on drug pricing $3,750,000 30 months
Texas Organizing Project to provide organizational support $700,000 2 years
Tides Advocacy/ Electoral Justice Project to provide organizational support $1,000,000 2 years
Truman National Security Project to support foreign policy advocacy $400,000 2 years
Virginia New Majority to provide organizational support $1,000,000 2 years

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