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Support for Amending the Constitution to Overturn Citizens United is One-Third of the Way There!

Today we celebrate a significant milestone in the campaign for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United. Support for the amendment now stands at one-third of what is needed for victory!

Justice James Nelson's Constitution Day Speech

Read below this powerful speech from James C. Nelson, former Justice of the Montana Supreme Court and a member of our Legal Advisory Committee, regarding Citizens United and corporate rights. For a full list of our Legal Advisory Committee with brief bios for each member, click here. 

Justice at Risk: Montana’s Fight For Impartial Courts

James C. Nelson,

Let’s Take Constitution Day Seriously

This new and important blog post written by Robert A.G. Monks, author of Citizens Disunited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs, and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream, a corporate governance adviser and shareholder activist and Free Speech for People co-founder Jeff Clements was featured as part of the American Constitution Society's 2013 Constitution Day symposium. 

The post begins,

New Legal Initiative, Advised By National Network of Law Professors, Former Judges & Attorneys, To Fight Citizens United

Read below to learn more about our NEW legal initiative. You can download the full press release here.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

September 17, 2013

Contact: Ryan O'Donnell (413) 335-9824

rodonnell@freespeechforpeople.org

 

New Legal Initiative, Advised By National

Former Massey Coal Executive Sentenced to Prison, but is it Enough?

Yesterday former Massey Coal Executive, David Hughart, was sentenced to prison for 42 months for failing to follow basic safety practices, such as limiting the buildup of coal dust, which led to the death of 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch mine blast in 2010 --- the worst U.S coal-mining disaster in 40 years.

Proposal drafted to end corporate personhood and corporate spending in Arkansas elections

Free Speech for People, in conjunction with Common Cause, Public Citizen, and Regnat Populus, is proud to have supported the efforts of a new proposal that would make it a matter of Arkansas corporate charter law that corporations could not spend money to influence elections. The initiative also calls on Arkansas elected officials to push for a U.S. constitutional amendment to establish that corporations are not human beings.

Justice Ginsberg Speaks Out Against Citizens United in New Interview

In a recent and rare interview, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed her continued criticism of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizen United ruling.

"Voters and Contributors"

The following essay, a part of SCOTUS Blog's online symposium on the McCutcheon v. FEC case, was written by Professor Tamara Piety. Tamara is a member of our new Legal Advisory Committee.

The essay reads:

Money in Politics, Corporate Power, & American Democracy: A Debate Between FSFP's John Bonifaz & NH Rep. John Hunt

MONEY IN POLITICS, CORPORATE POWER, & AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: THE CALL FOR A 28TH AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

A DEBATE BETWEEN JOHN BONIFAZ & REPRESENTATIVE JOHN HUNT

NH STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN HUNT AND JOHN BONIFAZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE, DEBATE CITIZENS UNITED V. FEC, MONEY IN POLITICS, & THE MOVEMENT FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO RECLAIM OUR DEMOCRACY. 

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