Month: November 2014

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.
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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.
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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 produced with genetic engineering to be labeled “produced with genetic engineering.” Major agribusiness and industrial
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