Monthly Archives: June 2015

130 Members of Congress Deliver Letter Calling on President to Require Transparency in Political Spending

Today, members of the House and Senate sent letters to President Obama, calling for an executive order that would require federal contractors disclose their political spending. The letter comes after months of growing nationwide support from concerned citizens calling on their representatives to support this initiative. In April, our allies and partners rallied outside the White House to deliver more than half a million petition signatures calling on President Obama to issue an executive order. More »

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Free Speech For People Files Amicus Brief Before U.S. Court of Appeals In Lair v. Motl

Free Speech for People has filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting Montana’s request that a challenge to Montana’s campaign contribution limits for state elections be reheard before a larger group of judges. On May 26, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit overturned a previous panel’s 2003 decision upholding the limits, basing their ruling on a perceived conflict with the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Our brief argues that the panel misread Citizens United, invented a conflict where none exists, and thus acted outside its authority by overruling the earlier panel decision. We were joined in this brief by Board Member James Nelson (a retired Justice of the Montana Supreme Court), the Montana-based American Independent Business Alliance, and the American Sustainable Business Council. More »

Free Speech For People to Hire Development Director

Free Speech For People seeks to hire a Development Director to lead our fundraising work across the country. The Development Director will have significant experience in prior development work, including outreach to major individual donors and foundations, long-term development planning, grants management, and event planning. More »

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Cracking Down on Corrupt Campaign Cash: Ron Fein to The Blaze

Free Speech For People Legal Director, Ron Fein explains to The Blaze why Hillary Clinton’s donor problem shows a need for lasting campaign finance reform. Fein identifies the big money system as the root problem facing Hillary’s campaign, and nearly all other candidates running for public office. More »

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