Monthly Archives: August 2014

Democrats Embrace ‘McCutcheon’ Decision

Despite ongoing criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, Senate Democrats now embrace a big-money fundraising tool, made possible by the court’s decision. The new “jumbo” fundraising committee of choice for Democrats is the Grassroots Victory Project 2014, and it’s their first major entry into the realm of massive campaign contributions. More »

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Free Speech For People has filed an amicus brief in New York Republican State Committee v. SEC

Free Speech For People has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s anti-“pay-to-play” rule for investment advisers, which prevents investment advisers from receiving management fees … More »

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Why the US Chamber of Commerce is Wrong on Citizens United

(Photo:Kaeun Yu/ Talk Radio News)  Read the latest op-ed from Jeffrey Clements, author and co-founder of Free Speech For People. The op-ed, published August 15,2014 to TruthOut begins: “On July 12, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a 28th Amendment that … More »

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How a Republican Feels About Money in Politics

We spoke with an UNH Law Student about his thoughts regarding big money in politics and Citizens United. Watch his response in our latest video, How A Republican Feels About Money In Politics. Last year, Free Speech For People released … More »

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Make Your Movement

  When Jessica Sharp of Maryland heard the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United, she refused to accept her daughter would grow up in an America where the voices of everyday people no longer count. She went online to freespeechforpeople.org … More »

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New Edition of “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money And Global Corporations”

The new, updated edition of “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money And Global Corporations” is available now for purchase. Free Speech For People co-founder, Jeff Clements authored the book as a resource for everyone to join in … More »

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Crony capitalism alive with Ex-Im Bank

Ron Fein and Tom Bacon of Free Speech For People take on “crony capitalism” in a new op-ed published today in The Hill. In Congress, a fight continues over whether to renew the charter of the Export/Import Bank, which Fein describes … More »

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Historic vote in the US Senate on the Democracy For All Amendment is now set for September 8, 2014!

Before adjourning for a five-week recess, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on the motion to proceed with S.J. Res. 19, also known as the Democracy For All Amendment. The amendment aims to overturn the two recent Supreme … More »

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