Author Archives: Ed Erikson

Free Speech For People and Election Security Experts Ask Department of Homeland Security to Ensure That Remote Accessible Voting Systems, Adopted in Response to COVID-19, are Private and Secure

Free Speech For People was joined by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and over a dozen noted computer security and election integrity experts in issuing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure … More »

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Government Watchdog Urges Congress to Initiate an Investigation on Threats to U.S. Election Security Revealed in New Documentary

HBO documentary “Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections” uncovers events that may have dire consequences for upcoming elections  WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2020) – Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan legal advocacy group, issued a letter today … More »

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“Electronic Voting Machines Could Become Major Disease Vector,” Election Security Advocates Request Cleaning Guidelines For Machines

Following the publication of a Guide for Safe Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Free Speech For People issued a letter to electronic voting machines vendors to request a video demonstration for how to properly clean the machines. Free Speech For … More »

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“Insecure, Unreliable, Unverifiable, and Unsafe”: Voting Rights Advocates Challenge Legality of New Voting System In North Carolina 

Complaint Filed on Behalf of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and Several North Carolina Voters Washington, DC (April 15, 2020) – Today, voting rights advocates filed a lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court challenging the new electronic voting … More »

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Free Speech For People Joins Scientific Experts in Open Letter Urging Election Officials to Avoid Internet Voting

Free Speech For People joined a coalition of scientific experts and government watchdog groups in issuing an open letter calling on Governors, Secretaries of State and State Elections Directors to avoid the use of any internet voting or voting app … More »

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President Trump Must Step Aside

In the past several days, it has become increasingly clear that President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is not merely incompetent, but actively making the problem worse. While the president can be credited for early action restricting travel from … More »

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Free Speech For People, National Election Defense Coalition and Alyssa Milano Form Creative Arts Council to Educate the Public on Election Vulnerabilities in Time to Protect 2020 Election

National Election Defense Coalition (NEDC), the only organization building a bipartisan national movement to secure elections technology, Free Speech For People (FSFP), a leading force in defending the Constitution and our democracy, and actress and activist Alyssa Milano have joined … More »

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Citing “Vindictive Abuse of Power”: Coalition of National and State Advocacy Groups Calls on House Judiciary Committee to Reconvene Impeachment Inquiry

A coalition of national and state advocacy groups representing millions of people issued a letter urging the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to reconvene its impeachment inquiry of President Trump to investigate additional abuses of power by the president and Attorney … More »

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FSFP President Says a Sham Trial is a Threat to our Republic

Free Speech For People president and co-founder John Bonifaz talked with KPFA (94.1) yesterday regarding the ongoing U.S. Senate impeachment hearings.  Following party-line votes to prevent calls for witnesses Wednesday, Bonifaz expressed concern that the trial process itself is being … More »

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Following Amazon $1.5 Million Campaign to Try to Remake the Seattle City Council, Lawmakers Ban Foreign-Influenced Corporations from Spending in City Elections

The Seattle City Council voted 7-0 to pass landmark bill on Monday, effectively banning foreign corporate spending in city elections. SEATTLE, WA (January 13, 2020) – The Seattle City Council voted today to pass a landmark campaign finance law that … More »

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