Author Archives: Yaw Anoff

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements Discusses The State Of Our Democracy & The DOJ’s Roger Stone Intervention on WGBH

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements recently appeared on WGBH to discuss the current state of democracy and the Department of Justice intervention in Roger Stone’s sentencing. Stone, a former aide to Donald Trump, was convicted last year for lying to … More »

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New York State Senate Considers Ban On Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending In State Elections

Following in the footsteps of Seattle and St. Petersburg, FL, the Democracy Preservation Act seeks to ban political contributions from foreign-influenced corporations in New York The New York State Senate is considering a bill that would ban foreign-influenced corporations from … More »

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John Bonifaz Discusses The Iowa Caucus Debacle & Senate Impeachment Trial on Rising Up With Sonali

FSFP President John Bonifaz recently appeared on Rising Up With Sonali to discuss the Iowa Caucus debacle and the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. During a discussion with host Sonali Kolhatkar, Bonifaz outlined the importance of using hand-marked paper … More »

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“Grave Dereliction of Duty,” Coalition of National Advocacy Groups Issues Statement on Senate Vote to Acquit President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A coalition of national advocacy groups representing millions of people issued a statement castigating the U.S. Senate for voting to acquit President Trump.  Led by Free Speech For People, the statement is co-signed by: By the People, … More »

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Election Security Experts Highlight Major Flaws In Los Angeles County Voting System

Free Speech For People and the National Election Defense Coalition recently submitted public comments to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, regarding the proposed certification of Los Angeles county’s Voting Solutions for All People 2.0 (VSAP) election system.   The joint … More »

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FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub Makes the Case In Support of Seattle’s New Landmark Campaign Finance Law

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub argues in a New York Times opinion piece why Seattle’s new law banning foreign-influenced corporations from spending money in Seattle elections is constitutional and correct.  Commissioner Weintraub writes:   “Seattle, along with other cities and states, doesn’t … More »

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