Monthly Archives: September 2015

FSFP Partners With Democracy For All Video Contest

In collaboration with a network of partners, Free Speech For People joined Say No to Big Money and People For the American Way, to co-sponsor the Democracy For All Video Challenge, a contest bringing awareness to a constitutional amendment to overturn cases like Citizens United. More »

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Free Speech For People’s Statement On Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Finance Platform

On September 8, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her campaign finance platform, which will address issues of money in politics especially related to the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. Free Speech For People Co-Founder and President provided a statement on our behalf. More »

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Demos Blog: The Gatekeeper Class

New blog via Demos writes of an era of crushing racial and economic injustice, we need a campaign finance system that allows everyone an equal chance to sit at the table as policymakers. Candidates should be filtered by all Americans, not just by the Gatekeeper Class. More »

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Massachusetts Court Refuses to Strike Down Longstanding Ban on Corporate Political Contributions

A Massachusetts judge rejected a recent corporate challenge to the state’s longstanding ban on corporate political contributions to candidates, ruling that the corporate challenge “flies in the face of years of U.S. Supreme Court and U. S. Court of Appeals jurisprudence upholding such a ban.” More »

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Corporations Continue to Claim Constitutional Rights in Seattle Living Wage Case

This Tuesday, lawyers argued before a federal appeals court panel in Seattle, to contend whether the city’s new minimum wage violates the equal protection rights of franchised business corporations. Free Speech For People filed an amicus brief in support of the city, arguing that the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause protects people, not corporations, and in particular that living wages were a central concern of the Fourteenth Amendment’s drafters. Our local counsel in Seattle, Harry Williams, attended the oral argument and submits this report. More »

Free Speech For People and Public Good Law Center File Amicus Brief in Support of Vermont Consumers’ Right to Know What’s in Their Food

On Monday, Free Speech For People and the Public Good Law Center filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, defending a Vermont law (Act 120) that requires food sold in Vermont and produced with genetic engineering to be labeled “produced with genetic engineering.” More »

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