Daniel Schuman is policy director at Demand Progress, a grassroots organization with more than two million members that fight for a modern democracy. At Demand Progress, Daniel leads the organization’s efforts on issues that concern governmental transparency/accountability/reform, civil liberties/national security, and promoting an open internet. He co-founded the Congressional Data Coalition, which brings together organizations from across the political spectrum to advocate for a tech-savvy Congress. Daniel is also co-founder and director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency, an assortment of transparency groups that provide advise to the Congressional Transparency Caucus.
Prior to joining Demand Progress, Daniel served as policy director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), policy counsel with the Sunlight Foundation, and at a number of other civil society organizations. He also worked for the Congressional Research Service as a legislative attorney.
In 2016 Daniel was named to the FastCase 50 and in 2013 Daniel was named among the ‘top 25 most influential people under 40 in gov and tech’ by FedScoop. He is a nationally recognized expert on federal transparency, accountability, and capacity and has testified before Congress and appeared on NPR, C-SPAN, and other news outlets. Daniel graduated cum laude from Emory University School of Law.