Here’s our testimony: PDF.
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
March 10, 2010
We the People? Corporate Spending in America after Citizens United
Written Testimony of Jeffrey D. Clements
Free Speech for People (freespeechforpeople.org)
Text minus footnotes:
Foreign contributions banned in an addition to campaign bill
NEXT STEP: Measure advances to House Judiciary Committee.
By David Swanson
The damage from the Supreme Court’s decision in “Citizens United v. FEC” continues to spread as feared. Newly emboldened corporations are suing to overturn state laws that restrict corporate spending on politics:
“We the People? Corporate Spending in American Elections after Citizens United”
Iowa State Sen. Matt McCoy has a good column in the DesMoines Register:
While Congress may be restrained, to put it politely, in its efforts to clean up corruption for its own sake, xenophobia may come to the rescue. The LA Times reports that the Democratic party’s legislation in both houses is “now considering a broad definition of foreign corporations — companies that are more than 20% owned by non-American entities. That could end up banning thousands of corporations from contributing to political activities.”
H. R. 4729
To clarify the situations in which a corporation may be treated as a person under Federal law.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 2, 2010
By Michael J. Wilson, National director of Americans for Democratic Action
Iowa Senate: Iowa Senate passes first-in-the-nation reforms to protect elections from unfettered corporate spending
Sen. Jeff Danielson: 319-231-7192
DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate voted today to make Iowa the first state in the nation to protect citizens from unregulated campaign spending by big corporations and shadowy organizations.
Senate File 2354 * was approved by an overwhelming, bipartisan margin, 49 to 1.
The goals of landmark legislation include: ·