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“We the Corporations?” Event Planned at U of Wisconsin Law School

“WE THE CORPORATIONS?”
Life & Law in the U.S.A. after Citizens United v. FEC

Friday, April 16th, 2010
University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, Wisconsin

On January 21st, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. An avalanche of criticism from grassroots organizations, members of Congress, and the President of the United States followed. Hundreds of thousands of Americans signed motions calling for action to overrule the Court — including amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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Dennis Burke’s Moving Eulogy to Doris “Granny D” Haddock

Doris “Granny D” Haddock recently passed away at the age of 100. When she was 89 years old, she started a walk across the country to call for an overhaul of our campaign finance system. Fourteen months and 3,200 miles later, she arrived in Washington, DC. Her action inspired people around the world and placed a spotlight on the corruption of money in politics and the critical need for reform.

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FSFP Submits Testimony to Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Citizens United

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:

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Will Thousands of Corporations Be Banned from Political “Spending” Because Defined as Foreign?

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.”
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