On October 13, 2014, Rhana Bazzini left her home in Sarasota, Florida to embark on a 400+ mile journey in the footsteps of Doris "Granny D" Haddock to call for a constitutional amendment to reclaim our democracy.
FSFP And Retired Montana Supreme Court Justice File Brief In Defense Of A Florida Campaign Finance Rule For Judicial Elections
Free Speech For People, along with retired Montana Supreme Court Justice (and Free Speech For People board member) James Nelson, has filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of a Florida campaign finance rule for judicial elections.
As we prepare for the beginnings of a new year, we look back on this year’s progress and our many achievements. With your help, we have reached many milestones in our work to overturn Citizens United and reclaim our democracy. To show your support, we urge you to donate to our end of year campaign, here.
Here is an overview of all that we have achieved together this year:
The Constitutional Amendment Movement Reached the Senate Floor
On September 11, 2014, 54 US Senators voted to support the Democracy For All Amendment, which would overturn the Supreme Court's rulings in Citizens United, McCutcheon, and Buckley, and would allow for overall campaign spending limits in our elections. This historic vote marked a huge victory for the constitutional amendment movement and Free Speech For People played a critical leadership role in making this happen. The vote reflects the growing power of this grassroots movement with 16 states and more than 550 cities and towns on record in support of an amendment.
63,000 Strikes And You're Out? Not If You're A Global Corporation In Delaware, Explains Jeff Clements To Huffington Post
Over a decade before the Big Branch mine explosion, Massey Energy had committed more than 63,000 violations of mine safety laws, and violated the federal Clean Water Act 13,000 times. Three years after the explosion, CEO Don Blankenship was indicted, but Massey still operates in Delaware.
Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates-Smith and musician Jeff Sebens take to the stage in Lenox, Massachusetts to highlight the story of the remarkable "Granny D", who at age 89, walked 3,200 miles across the country to crusade for campaign finance reform. This special performance pays tribute to the life of Doris “Granny D” Haddock and shares how we can end the big money dominance of our elections and restore democracy to all.