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Free Speech For People's Legal Director Ron Fein and Retired Associate Justice of Hawaii, Steven Levinson, have recently published this op-ed, Equal protection for people, not corporations in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
It begins, As court after court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage, people in Hawaii could be forgiven for thinking that this has nothing to do with genetically engineered soybeans. But in Honolulu, agribusiness corporations are arguing otherwise.
from FSFP President John Bonifaz, US PIRG Federal Program Director Michael Russo, American Sustainable Business Council Chief Executive Officer David Levine, and Common Cause Vice President of Policy and Litigation, Arn Pearson.
We spoke with activist, acclaimed actress, and academy award nominee Debra Winger about why she supports a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics.
Click below to read the written testimony of John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, that was submitted for the June 3rd Committee hearing on Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.
This Tuesday, June 3, at 10:30 AM, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on on SJ Res 19, introduced by Senator Tom Udall, calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, McCutcheon and Buckley V. Valeo to restore the ability of Congress and the states to regulate political spending. SJ Res 19 currently has 40 cosponsors.
New Hampshire is on the verge of becoming the 17th state to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Read below this powerful op-ed that makes the case as to why it should be.
The people of New Hampshire and across the nation are outraged at corporate and wealthy interests, including individuals from the left and the right, spending billions of dollars to control the politics of our state and our nation. They are understandably opposed to having no right as a state to prevent this money from flooding our elections.
We were disappointed to learn this week that a Missouri trial judge issued a final decision and permanent injunction preventing St. Louis residents from voting on the “ Take Back St. Louis ” initiative. The initiative would amend the city charter to prohibit tax breaks for fossil fuel companies and their major business partners.
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.