Sandra Fulton

Government Relations Manager

Sandra coordinates Free Press’ legislative outreach and lobbying efforts. Before joining Free Press, she served as a legislative assistant in the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington office, where she focused on First Amendment and privacy issues, including Net Neutrality, minority media ownership, government spying programs, and updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Prior to that, she served as a research associate for a 2008 congressional campaign in Maryland and worked in Discovery Communications’ government relations group. Sandra earned a degree in political science from the University of Maryland. Follow her on Twitter @radsandy.

Blogs

Recent Press Statements

  • Free Press Action Fund Supports the USA RIGHTS Act, Commends Bipartisan Push to Protect Privacy Rights

    October 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, a bipartisan coalition of senators introduced the USA RIGHTS Act, which would reform Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by making important changes to a sweeping and secretive government spying program that exploits loopholes to collect and search information on people inside the United States.
  • House Democrats Urge Chairman Pai to Keep His Hands Off Net Neutrality

    April 4, 2017
    WASHINGTON — Thirty-two members of Congress on Tuesday sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to abide by the Communications Act and follow the Net Neutrality rules passed by the FCC in 2015.
  • Free Press Action Fund: Passing the Email Privacy Act Should Be a No-Brainer

    January 10, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Monday afternoon, Reps. Jared Polis (D–Colorado) and Kevin Yoder (R–Kansas) led a bipartisan coalition in the House to reintroduce the Email Privacy Act H.R. 387, which prohibits law enforcement and other government agencies from searching through electronic communications — such as emails, shared files and text messages — without a legal warrant.

In the News

  • The Net Neutrality Fight Is Also About Protecting Your Privacy Online

    The Hill
    July 14, 2017

    If there's anything lawmakers should have learned from activists over the past few years it's this: Do not make the internet angry.

  • 173 Groups Call on Congress to Pass a Clean Budget With No Ideological Riders

    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards
    July 10, 2017

    Public-interest groups sent a letter to Congress demanding a clean budget free from ideological policy riders. The letter — which includes more than 50 state and local organizations as signatories — was organized by the Clean Budget Coalition, which is calling on Congress and the White House to pass a clean budget that funds and protects thriving families and communities.

  • FCC 'Conspiring' With Telecoms to Put Net Neutrality Roll-Back in Fast Lane

    Common Dreams
    April 10, 2017

    Now that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party have gutted internet privacy protections, their next order of business is to fast-track repeal of groundbreaking Net Neutrality rules that proponents say ensure "access to social, political, and economic empowerment for all."

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