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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.

New York Lobby Day Is Needed More Than Ever In Light Of New Super-PAC Ruling

A federal judge on Thursday struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional. Judge Crotty's reasoning, as reported by Reuters, is this:

Polluting Our Democracy And Our Environment

In light of Earth Day on April 22nd, The Sierra Club has released a must-read report Polluting Our Democracy And Our Environment that draws out the parallels between big money's influence in politics and the impact those same interests also have on the environment. It reads,

Justice Stevens’s Solution for ‘Giant Step in Wrong Direction’

A recent New York Times article features an interview and insight from former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and his continued dissent against the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United and the recent McCutcheon v. FEC decision. The article also discusses his new book in which Stevens' calls for a constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions.

It reads:

The 28th Amendment Roadshow

Our democracy has been overtaken by corporate interests who have bought favor with politicians, putting up huge roadblocks to any legislation that benefits people. But all over the country people are fighting back and demanding change. In light of the recent Supreme Court McCutcheon v. FEC decision, we need this effort now more than ever.

America needs a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that declares that We the People have the authority to regulate election spending and that corporations shall not be endowed with the same rights and privileges as human beings.

4 Years Later: Remember Massey Energy Mining Victims

Four years ago, one of the worst coal-mining accidents in U.S history occurred. 3:57PM on April 5th, 2010, in Raleigh County, West Virginia, the Massey Energy Upper Big Branch coal mine located in Montcoal exploded and killed 29 of the 31 miners on site.

The Supreme Court Just Gave You One More Reason to Join the Clean Elections Movement

In a recent article from Yes Magazine! Writer Fran Korten highlights the fact that now, more than ever, is reason to join in the movement to fight against the corporate take over democracy.

She writes,

Statement by FSFP President John Bonifaz On McCutcheon vs Fec Ruling