Information & resources for this campaign

 

Campaign Materials

Free Speech For People FAQ

Free Speech For People FAQ (Detailed version)

Download the Free Speech For People Brochure

Petition for collecting signatures at events

The People's Rights Resolution for the States and Local Level

Talking points for presenting a resolution at your local town meeting

Why Americans Should Support the People's Rights Amendment

Which of the 13 Amendment Bills Now in Play in Congress We Support, and Why

Analysis: America is Now One Quarter of the Way to Amending the Constitution to Overturn Citizens United

Free Speech For People Nationwide Voter Survey

Former Attorneys General and Law Professors Call on Congress to Examine Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United

Read our press release responding to the Supreme Court decision issued January 21, 2010.

Testimony by Jeff Clements for US Senate Hearing on Constitutional Amendment Proposals to Overturn the US Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling (July 2012) 

 

The People's Rights Amendment

The People's Rights Amendment

Congressman McGovern Introduces Two Constitutional Amendments to Overturn Citizens United

Read the press release: Groups Energized by Introduction of Constitutional Amendments to Overturn Citizens United

Congressman Jim McGovern introduces the People's Rights Amendment (November 2011)

Sign the petition for the People's Rights Amendment

Read the text of H.J. Res 21

 

The Political Equality Amendment

Read the text of S.J. Res 19

Read the text of H.J. Res 20 

Read the text of S.J. Res 29 (2012)

 

Movement in the States

State Resolutions Introduced in Support of Amending the Constitution

Analysis: America is Now One Quarter of the Way to Amending the Constitution to Overturn Citizens United

Maine becomes 13th state to call for an amendment. Click here to read the press release.

West Virginia is 12th state to call for an amendment 

Voters in Montana approve a constitutional amendment limiting corporate political spending. Click here to learn more about our campaign in Montana. 

Colorado is one of the first two states to endorse an amendment through a statewide vote

New Jersey becomes 9th state to call for an amendment

8 down, 30 to go: Connecticut becomes 8th state to call for a constitutional amendment

Massachusetts is 7th state to call for an amendment. Click here to learn more about our campaign in Massachusetts

California Becomes 6th State to Pass Resolution Calling for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Maryland legislators sign on to letter calling for an amendment. Click here to read the letter. 

Rhode Island is now 4th state to call for an amendment

Vermont becomes 3rd U.S. State to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

New Mexico is 2nd state in the nation to call for an amendment. Click here to read the press release. 

Hawaii is 1st state to call for an amendment. Click here to read the text of the resolution.  

State Attorneys General Call for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

 

2013 Amendment Bills

Read our letter of support endorsing Senator Tester's amendment bill. 
Read our letter of support endorsing Senator Udall's amendment bill. 
Read the text of S.J. Res 18, introduced by Senator Tester 
Read the text of S.J. Res 19, introduced by Senator Udall 

Read the text of H.J. Res 20, introduced by Congressman Jim McGovern

Read the text of H.J. Res 21, the People's Rights Amendment, introduced by Congressman Jim McGovern

Read the text of S.J. Res 5, introduced by Senator Max Baucus 

Read the text of S.J. Res 11, introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders 

Read the text of H.J. Res 12, introduced by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Read the text of H.J. Res 13, introduced by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Read the text of H.J. Res 14, introduced by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Read the text of H.J. Res 25, introduced by Congresswoman Donna Edwards 

Read the text of H.J. Res 29, introduced by Congressman Richard Nolan 

Read the text of H.J. Res 31, introduced by Congressman Adam Schiff 

Read the text of H.J. Res 32, introduced by Congressman Kurt Schrader

Read the text of H.J. Res 34, introduced by Congressman Ted Deutch 

Click here to view amendment bills from 2010-2012

 

Testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee July 2012

Testimony for US Senate hearing (July 2012)

Download the press release: Free Speech For People Submits Testimony for US Senate Hearing on Citizens United

Senator Tom Udall provides testimony at US Senate hearing on Citizens United

 

Initiative to Revoke Massey Energy's Corporate Charter

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announces support for revoking Massey Energy's corporate charter at Free Speech For People press conference

Download the press release asking Delaware courts and Attorney General Biden to revoke Massey Energy's corporate charter

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden meets with public interest groups, asked to revoke Massey Energy's corporate charter

Download the letter issued to Attorney General Biden asking to revoke Massey Energy's corporate charter

View Frequently Asked Questions about revoking Massey Energy's corporate charter

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Targets Massey Coal Company, The Huffington Post

Sign the petition to revoke Massey Energy's corporate charter

 

Our defense of Montana's Corrupt Practices Act

Download the amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to revisit the Citizens United decision and uphold Montana's Corrupt Practices Act

Download the press release: Amicus Brief Filed by Free Speech For People and Business Groups Urging the Supreme Court to Reverse Citizens United

Statement on the US Supreme Court's decision striking down Montana's Corrupt Practices Act

Press Release: US Supreme Court Must Carefully Consider Montana’s Corporate Campaign Spending Ban

Download the press release: Montana Supreme Court Upholds State's Century-Old Ban on Corporate Money in Elections

Download the amicus brief in defense of Montana's Corrupt Practices Act

Download the press release: Coalition of Business Groups Joins Free Speech For People in Defense of Montana's Ban on Corporate Money in Elections

Listen to the oral argument before the Montana Supreme Court regarding the upholding of the Montana Corrupt Practices Act

 

The Citizens United Ruling

Transcript of arguments in Citizens United v. FEC, Sept. 9, 2009: PDF.

Read the Supreme Court ruling.

 

FSFP Partnership with Business for Democracy

1,000 Small Businesses Take Stand Against Corporate Takeover of Elections

Download the slideshow, Beyond Citizens United: Returning Our Democracy and Constitution to the People

Questions and Answers for America’s Businesspeople About the People’s Rights Amendment

Read the press release from our partner the American Independent Business Alliance

 

Articles

Peter Schurman, American on its way to overturning Citizens UnitedMcClatchey

John Bonifaz, States Close in on Citizens United, YES! Magazine

A Broken Election System (editorial), New York Times

Justice Alito, Citizens United and the Press (editorial), New York Times

The Rights of Corporations (editorial), New York Times.

Steve Cobble, People = Corporations, Not, Huffington Post.

Jeff Clements, Beyond Citizens United v. FEC: Re-Examining Corporate Rights American Constitution Society.

Jeff Clements, Making Democracy Work: Free Speech for People (PDF)

 

Video

Free Speech For People YouTube Channel

Free Speech For People Montana Campaign YouTube Channel

To view additional videos, click here.