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Free Speech For People Receives $48,622 from CREDO!

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.

Elections for sale: Campaign spending, free speech and hamstrung voters

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.

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Local Ballots Matter!

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.

7 Money & Politics Stories We Actually Fell In Love With This Year

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:


Free Speech For People Is Looking For Summer Legal Interns!

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.

New Video Interview With Robert AG Monks About Citizens United

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:

Free Speech For People Featured On WHMP Radio

Listen to this new podcast from The Bill Newman Show featuring Executive Director John Bonifaz and Legal Director Ron Fein discuss Free Speech For People's Amicus Brief in the Contestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius Supreme Court Case.

Tune in here.

Click here to read the brief.

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.

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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.

Free Speech For People's Amicus Brief Featured in Roll Call

In a new article from Melissa Attias at CQ Roll Call "Contraception Case Spurs Legal Briefs From Dozens of Members of Congress" our Legal Advisory Director Ron Fein was quoted in regards to our new amicus brief we submitted in the Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius Supreme Court Case.

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