Yearly Archives: 2013

How corporations are using the First Amendment to destroy government regulation

A recent and important article The Corporate Free Speech Racket from Washington Monthly dives into the misuse of the First Amendment and free exercise rights by corporations and how these entities are effectively using the claim of corporate personhood to subvert government regulation. More »

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States race to increase donation limits to counter influence of outside money

In response to the flood of outside money in politics, states from Alabama to Wyoming are boosting donation limits to rake in bigger contributions for their campaigns.

Nine states have approved higher campaign contribution limits. Most recently in Michigan, when on Thursday a new measure was approved that would double to $6,800 the amount of money a candidate for statewide office can accept from individuals.

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Watch Our New Animated Video, “Twas The Night Before Citizens United”

Take a moment to watch and share our new animated video, Twas the Night Before Citizens United, with friends to spread some holiday cheer and a reminder that while we’re well on our way, we still have a lot of work to do to overturn Citizens United and reclaim our democracy. 

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Spending on Maine elections has grown by millions of dollars since the Citizens United decision

A recent article in the Bangor Daily News highlights the skyrocketing campaign expenditures that have flooded the state’s elections since the 2010 Citizens United ruling. The article uses new data from Maine Citizen’s For Clean Elections report, The Shell Game – How Independent Expenditures Have Invaded Maine Since Citizens United.

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New Poll Shows 97% Want To End Corruption in Politics

According to new poll results from Represent.Us, 90% of respondents said they’d support a law that imposes tough new campaign finance laws. When “campaign finance” was changed to “corruption,” that figure rose to 97%, with 72% saying they would strongly support such laws.

Their poll results show that the issue is bi-partisan, with 82% of Democrats and 83% of Republicans saying reducing corruption is important.

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Ways To Give Back On #GivingTuesday

On December 3rd, Free Speech For People is taking part in an exciting new event called #GivingTuesday, the day of giving where families, organizations, individuals, businesses, students and more come together to support the causes they are passionate about.

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The Supreme Court Justices Agree to Hear Hobby Lobby Case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it would hear the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The case involves craft store chain Hobby Lobby and the requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) that all health insurance plans provide contraceptive coverage at no separate cost.

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