Yearly Archives: 2014

FSFP And Retired Montana Supreme Court Justice File Brief In Defense Of A Florida Campaign Finance Rule For Judicial Elections

(Image Source) Free Speech For People, along with retired Montana Supreme Court Justice (and Free Speech For People board member) James Nelson, has filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of a Florida campaign finance rule … More »

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63,000 Strikes And You’re Out? Not If You’re A Global Corporation In Delaware, Explains Jeff Clements To Huffington Post

Over a decade before the Big Branch mine explosion, Massey Energy had committed more than 63,000 violations of mine safety laws, and violated the federal Clean Water Act 13,000 times. Three years after the explosion, CEO Don Blankenship was indicted, but Massey still operates in Delaware.

Free Speech For People’s Jeff Clements writes to the Huffington Post on the case. More »

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FSFP Joins Global Witness In Brief Addressing “Conflict Minerals” and First Amendment Claims By Corporations

(Photo via Global Witness) We’re pleased to join Global Witness Limited in an important brief pushing back against a First Amendment claim by the National Association of Manufacturers and other corporate interests. The case comes from a provision of the … More »

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Citizens’ Ballot Initiative Another Casualty of Citizens United Decision

Jeff Clements of Free Speech For People is featured on TruthOut commenting on the new Gilded Age created in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. Not until the 20th century, did “we the people” have access to ballot initiatives as a tool for democracy. The unlimited corporate campaign spending resulting directly from Citizens United continues to threaten our power to enact reasonable spending rules and to return our Constitutional rights to human beings, not corporations. More »

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Watch The Lenox, MA Performance of “Go Granny D!”

Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates-Smith and musician Jeff Sebens take to the stage in Lenox, Massachusetts to highlight the story of the remarkable “Granny D”, who at age 89, walked 3,200 miles across the country to crusade for campaign finance reform. This special performance pays tribute to the life of Doris “Granny D” Haddock and shares how we can end the big money dominance of our elections and restore democracy to all. More »

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FSFP Filed An Amicus Brief in Grocery Manufacturers Association, et. al. v. William H. Sorrell, Attorney General

Free Speech For People has filed an amicus brief before the federal district court in Vermont in defense of Vermont’s recently-passed law requiring the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering. The law requires food sold in Vermont that was … More »

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