We spoke with activist, acclaimed actress, and academy award nominee Debra Winger about why she supports a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics.
Click below to read the written testimony of John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, that was submitted for the June 3rd Committee hearing on Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.
This Tuesday, June 3, at 10:30 AM, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on on SJ Res 19, introduced by Senator Tom Udall, calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, McCutcheon and Buckley V. Valeo to restore the ability of Congress and the states to regulate political spending. SJ Res 19 currently has 40 cosponsors.
New Hampshire is on the verge of becoming the 17th state to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Read below this powerful op-ed that makes the case as to why it should be.
The people of New Hampshire and across the nation are outraged at corporate and wealthy interests, including individuals from the left and the right, spending billions of dollars to control the politics of our state and our nation. They are understandably opposed to having no right as a state to prevent this money from flooding our elections.
We were disappointed to learn this week that a Missouri trial judge issued a final decision and permanent injunction preventing St. Louis residents from voting on the “ Take Back St. Louis ” initiative. The initiative would amend the city charter to prohibit tax breaks for fossil fuel companies and their major business partners.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that there will be a vote later this year on SJ Res 19, introduced by Senator Tom Udall, calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore the ability of Congress and the states to regulate political spending. SJ Res 19 currently has 40 cosponsors.
"What do blood gold, cigarette warning labels, and employee “know your rights” posters have in common? The answer lies in a series of recent court decisions that suggest that some judges don’t see a difference between a Jehovah’s Witness and a multinational corporation" writes Ron Fein, Free Speech For People's Legal Director in this new piece in the Daily Caller. Click here to read it in full.
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Thanks to supporters like you, Free Speech For People has made our $500,000 matching grant, which means collectively one million dollars has been raised toward building our new Legal Advocacy Program!
A new poll from Democracy Corps shows that 80% of the American people are against the Citizens United decision.
Free Speech For People’s written comments into the record for the Committee’s April 30, 2014 hearing, Dollars and Sense: How Undisclosed Money and Post-McCutcheon Campaign Finance Will Affect 2014 and Beyond, regarding campaign finance can be read below. As explained in detail within the comments, we believe that the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United v.