CREDO, America’s only progressive phone company, announced recently that it is donating $48,622 to Free Speech For People for our work to overturn Citizens United and related court cases. Thanks to you, our supporters and CREDO action members who voters, this has been made possible.
Read this new op-ed from Free Speech For People Co-Founder John Bonifaz and Free Speech For People's Legal Advocacy Member James G. Exum Jr. Justice Exum is also a distinguished professor of the Judicial Process at Elon University School of Law, and served as a justice on the N.C. Supreme Court, from 1975-1994, including as chief justice, from 1986-1994.
Check out this new video we created of Ellen R. from New Hampshire. In the video, she takes on her town council and effectively turns a "No" into a "Yes" about getting a local resolution passed to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics.
Click below to watch.
While it's easy to be heartbroken in the current climate of money in politics, we have to say, some pretty amazing things have happened already in the movement this year. Being that it's only February, we're excited to think about all of the progress that could happen during the rest of 2014. So, we decided to get gushy and talk about some of the ways this progress has been made:
Summer legal internships at Free Speech For People
Come join the campaign to reclaim democracy for the people. Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization, was founded four years ago after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision. We lead a national campaign to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore democracy to the people. And we’re accepting applications for summer internships in our Legal Advocacy Program at our legal office in Boston.
Recently we had the opportunity to interview shareholder activist Robert AG Monks about his thoughts regarding Citizens United and the corporatization of democracy. Click to watch the short interview below:
Is Nebraska on its way to being the 17th State to call for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United?
Recently proponents to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision gathered at the State Capitol in Nebraska to demonstrate support for a legislative resolution that asks Congress to overturn the decision with a constitutional amendment.
Proponents of election spending limits urged Nebraska to join a national effort Thursday to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision. Four years ago, the high court ruled political spending is a form of free speech.