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Sen. Tom Udall and Former Sen. Alan Simpson Make Bipartisan Case for a Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance

Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson (WY) penned an op-ed in The Hill with Senator Tom Udall endorsing the Democracy For All Amendment. Money in politics is not a partisan issue. We know that the national debate should not be dictated by a handful of wealthy few, and Senator Simpson and Senator Udall know this too.

Montana Political Blog Highlights Key State Supporters of the Democracy For All Amendment

Montana based, Cowgirl Blog shared the re-release of the "Across the Aisle" report, and pointed to the list of Montana republicans in support of the campaign finance reform. 

The list of Montana Republicans on record in the report is listed on pages 7, 10, 12-13.

Click here to read the original post. 

 

Senator Donnelly should support a constitutional limit on campaign contributions

In an op-ed published to the IndyStar, Senator Donnelly of Indiana is called upon to support the proposed Democracy For All amendment in an upcoming Senate vote on Monday.

Creating an inclusive democracy, where each and every voice is heard, depends on setting limits on campaign finance spending, says Zach Adamson, councillor at-large to the Indianapolis city-council.

New letter to Senate Judiciary Committee assures—it's possible to pass campaign finance reform without infringing on Free Speech

In a strongly worded letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, six leading civil libertarians make clear that it is possible to pass common sense campaign finance laws without infringing on First Amendment free speech rights. 

The letter was made public today in response to arguments made by Senator Ted Cruz during debate about the Democracy For All amendment. The civil liberties experts do not offer an opinion on the amendment, but instead target Buckley v. Valeo as wrongly decided and thus, it informed the rulings on other wrongly decided cases. 

BREAKING — Across the Aisle: The Growing Transpartisan Opposition to Citizens United

We just released a new, updated report highlighting more than 100 Republican officials who support a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, along with dozens more who have publicly criticized it.

Jeff Clements Examines: The Conservative versus the Corporatist

Jeff Clements contributed an insightful guest post on the American Constitution Society blog today on the intellectual battle between Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist about Constitutional rights for corporations, and the path to Citizens United

Free Speech For People has filed an amicus brief in New York Republican State Committee v. SEC

Free Speech For People has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s anti-“pay-to-play” rule for investment advisers, which prevents investment advisers from receiving management fees from public funds when they’ve given political contributions to the elected officials who influence the choice of investment advisers for those funds. Our brief argues that the rules protects the First Amendment rights of public employees by preventing investment advisers from using a portion of their pension money to pay for political spending.

How the Hobby Lobby Decision Threatens Conservative Values

Free Speech For People Legal Director, Ron Fein discusses the implications of the Hobby Lobby ruling on conservative values in a new piece featured on The Blaze.

Click here to read the entire article. 

Democrats embrace 'McCutcheon' decision

Despite ongoing criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, Senate Democrats now embrace a big-money fundraising tool, made possible by the court's decision. The new "jumbo" fundriasing committee of choice for Democrats is the Grassroots Victory Project 2014, and it's their first major entry into the realm of massive campaign contributions. 

Although Republicans acted on the loosened campaign finance rules quicker than Democrats, both parties are taking full advantage of McCutcheon's  big money aftermath.

Jeff Clements on LibertyWatchRadio

Jeff Clements joined radio personality, Charles Heller on LibertyWatchRadio to discuss the new release of “Corporations Are Not People" and to engage in a bit of healthy debate over the Constitution, regulating political contributions, and the role of corporations in today’s political systems.