This week Free Speech For People along with our partners at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, sent over 25,000 postcards to Senators across the country to urge them to support an amendment to overturn Citizens United. For the Senators that already support one, we wrote a note to thank them for their continued support!
“One person, one vote.” That’s a principle most Americans can get behind."
Last week Free Speech For People traveled to Detroit for the 7th annual Netroots Nation conference featuring keynote speakers Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Rev. William Barber, the preacher behind North Carolina’s Moral Mondays.
On Tuesday July 15th House Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and U.S. Rep. John Larson (CT-1), Chairman of the House Elections Task Force, joined U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (FL-21), Donna F. Edwards (MD-4), and Jim McGovern (MA-2) to file a Constitutional Amendment: "Democracy For All" which will limit money in politics. The press conference where they discuss and make this announcement can be watched below.
STATEMENT ON TODAY’S SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTE IN SUPPORT OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO RECLAIM OUR DEMOCRACY
July 10, 2014
STATEMENT BY JOHN BONIFAZ, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE, ON TODAY’S SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTE IN SUPPORT OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO RECLAIM OUR DEMOCRACY
American democracy is in crisis. Big money interests dominate our elections and our government, drowning out the voices of ordinary citizens and undermining the fundamental promise of political equality for all.
In May, Free Speech For People President John Bonifaz traveled to Miami, Florida to take part in a debate with the lawyer behind the infamous Citizens United case, James Bopp, about the 2010 decision as well as the Constitutional Amendment proposed to overturn it.
The conference was a part of the Politcal Campaign Ethics Conference hosted by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and the St.Thomas University Center for Ethics. It was held in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Click below to watch the debate in full:
A recent article in Roll Call, Hobby Lobby Ruling Fuels Amendment Push, highlights the national amendment movement to overturn Citizens United. The article also features a quote from Free Speech For People President, John Bonifaz.
STATEMENT BY JUSTICE JAMES NELSON ON THE SUPREME COURT'S HOBBY LOBBY RULING
Justice Nelson is a former Justice of the Montana Supreme Court and a Member of Free Speech For People's Legal Advisory Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 2, 2014
Contact: Ed Erikson, (202) 420-9947 or Ryan O'Donnell, (413) 335-9824
Campaign Contribution Limits Under Fire in Montana
Legal Advocacy Group Says American Political Equality is at Stake
Free Speech For People is joining the defense of Montana’s existing campaign contribution limits now under fire in the Lair v. Motl case.