Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Worst Government Money Can Buy

The Honorable James C. Nelson, a retired justice of the Montana Supreme Court and a member of the Legal Advisory Committee for Free Speech For People shared his latest op-ed with the Independent Record: “Ponder this: Every single civil right … More »

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Massachusetts Does Not Need More Money in Politics: Why State Legislators Should Not Increase Campaign Contribution Limits

Post, Massachusetts Does Not Need More Money in Politics: Why State Legislators Should Not Increase Campaign Contribution Limits. It begins: Let’s say you support a candidate for public office and you want to make a financial contribution to his or her … More »

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Senator Bob Kerrey: How Big Money Affects Politics and Why We Need a Constitutional Amendment to Reclaim Our Democracy

Senator Bob Kerrey’s political career has spanned over decades — he first served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and then as a US Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. In May we had the … More »

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25,000 Postcards To Get Money Out Of Politics

This week Free Speech For People along with our partners at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, sent over 25,000 postcards to Senators across the country to urge them to support an amendment to overturn Citizens United. For the Senators that already … More »

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Highlights From Netroots Nation 2014: Campaign Finance, Detroit Water Crisis and What We Can Learn

Last week Free Speech For People traveled to Detroit for the 7th annual Netroots Nation conference featuring keynote speakers Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Rev. William Barber, the preacher behind North Carolina’s Moral Mondays. The keynote speakers … More »

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Statement on Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Vote in Support of a Constitutional Amendment to Reclaim Our Democracy

STATEMENT BY JOHN BONIFAZ, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE, ON TODAY’S SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTE IN SUPPORT OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO RECLAIM OUR DEMOCRACY American democracy is in crisis. Big money interests dominate our elections and our government, drowning … More »

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