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The People Of NH Want The Senate To Do The Right Thing On SB 307 (Citizens United Amendment)

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.

Statement regarding court decision in Noel v. Board of Election Commissioners

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.

28th Amendment to Overturn Citizens United to Have Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on June 3.

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.

Blood Gold And Free Speech

"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.

 

 

We Made Our $500,000 Matching Grant!

We Made Our Match!

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!

FSFP Testimony On Campaign Finance Hearing

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.

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens To Testify on Campaign Finance

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is scheduled to testify today on Capitol Hill at a Senate hearing on the high court's decision to strike limits on aggregate campaign contributions. According to National Law Journal,

FSFP Applauds the Senate Announcement Of Upcoming Floor Vote On the Udall Constitutional Amendment Bill

Free Speech For People, a national campaign to reclaim our democracy launched on the day of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, applauded today’s announcement that the United States Senate will hold a floor vote this year on Senator Tom Udall’s constitutional amendment bill to allow Congress and the States to regulate and limit the amount of money in politics. Senator Charles Schumer issued this announcement at today’s Senate Rules Committee hearing on the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in McCutcheon v.