Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that there will be a vote later this year on SJ Res 19, introduced by Senator Tom Udall, calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore the ability of Congress and the states to regulate political spending. SJ Res 19 currently has 40 cosponsors.
"What do blood gold, cigarette warning labels, and employee “know your rights” posters have in common? The answer lies in a series of recent court decisions that suggest that some judges don’t see a difference between a Jehovah’s Witness and a multinational corporation" writes Ron Fein, Free Speech For People's Legal Director in this new piece in the Daily Caller. Click here to read it in full.
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A new poll from Democracy Corps shows that 80% of the American people are against the Citizens United decision.
Free Speech For People’s written comments into the record for the Committee’s April 30, 2014 hearing, Dollars and Sense: How Undisclosed Money and Post-McCutcheon Campaign Finance Will Affect 2014 and Beyond, regarding campaign finance can be read below. As explained in detail within the comments, we believe that the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United v.
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.
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:
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,