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Free Speech For People Interview on Between The Lines To Discuss Justice Stevens' Money & Politics Amendment

Click here to listen to a new interview with Free Speech For People President John Bonifaz on Between The Lines to discuss Justice Stevens' new advocacy of a Constitutional Amendment to reform the current campaign finance system.

Two Supreme Court Justices Come Out Against Money In Politics

This week Free Speech For People highlighted the fact that Justice John Paul Stevens has called for an amendment to get big money out in his new book. However, as our friends at Public Campaign pointed out, he wasn't the only SCOTUS Justice to come out against the current campaign finance system.

Justice Stevens Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Get Money Out Of Politics In New Book

Justice John Paul Stevens has written a new book, and in it, he proposes six potential amendments to the Constitution — including one to reform the current campaign finance system. It reads:

Neither the First Amendment nor any other provision of this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit the Congress or any state from imposing reasonable limits on the amount of money that candidates for public office, or their supporters, may spend in election campaigns.

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.