Latest Developments

Legal Advocates File Two Challenges In Support of Proposed Ballot Measure to Ban Super PACs in Massachusetts 

Free Speech For People and Equal Citizens filed court challenges to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s refusal to certify a petition initiative that would end super PAC spending in Massachusetts elections. BOSTON, MA (October 24, 2022) – On behalf of individual Massachusetts voters, Free Speech For People and Equal Citizens today filed two lawsuits in the
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Sen. Haywood Announces Legislation to Disqualify Insurrectionists from Pennsylvania Ballots

Harrisburg, Pa. – October 12, 2022 – State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) joined Free Speech For People President John Bonifaz to announce legislation that requires the secretary of the Commonwealth to disqualify any candidate who has taken an oath to support the Constitution, then engaged in insurrection against the United States, from ballots in Pennsylvania.
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Real Examples of Big Money’s Power to Sway Politics

The following four individuals – Democrats and Republicans – are real life examples of how big money in politics undermines the will of the people and corrupts the democratic process in the United States. Senator Kyrsten Sinema Senator Sinema started out as a social worker who served on Ralph Nader’s 2000 Green Party presidential campaign.
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Free Speech For People Coordinates Experts’ Letter to Georgia’s State Election Board, Calling on the Board to Discontinue the Use of Computerized Ballot Marking Devices for All Polling Place Voters, and to Use Emergency Paper Ballots for the 2022 Elections

In response to recent revelations that technicians – hired by the Trump campaign and assisted by one of Georgia’s “fake electors”– accessed and copied voting system software in Coffee County, Georgia in early 2021, Free Speech For People coordinated a letter from election security experts to the Georgia State Elections Board, urging the Board to
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Free Speech For People Co-Hosts Press Briefing with the Coalition for Good Governance on the Voting System Software Breach In Coffee County Georgia

Over the past month there has been growing public attention regarding reports that technicians – hired by the Trump campaign and assisted by one of the “fake electors”– accessed and copied voting system software in Coffee County, Georgia in early 2021. The voting system software breach in Georgia was uncovered entirely through discovery generated by
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses New Mexico Ruling Implementing Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause and Its Implications For Future 14point3 Challenges on Rising Up With Sonali

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on Rising Up With Sonali to discuss a recent New Mexico ruling that disqualified former county commissioner Couy Griffin from public office under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment. Fein also discussed the implications of that ruling for challenges to the candidacies of other insurrectionists including former president
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Voting Rights Groups Will Challenge Massachusetts Attorney General’s Rejection of Ballot Initiative Petition to End Super PACs

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has rejected a ballot initiative petition submitted by two nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations, Equal Citizens (equalcitizens.us) and Free Speech For People (freespeechforpeople.org) that would end super PACs in Massachusetts state and local elections by limiting contributions to them to $5,000 per year. In rejecting the initiative, the Attorney General’s office adopted
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Indivisible, Free Speech For People, and PA-10 Constituents File Ethics Committee Complaint Against Rep. Perry for January 6 Involvement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, working with Indivisible and Free Speech For People, constituents from Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District filed a complaint against Representative Scott Perry with the House Committee on Ethics over his involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential elections. Following yesterday’s submission, the House Committee on Ethics will decide whether to establish
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Free Speech For People Applauds New Mexico Ruling Implementing Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause and Congratulates CREW

Free Speech For People applauds the New Mexico judge’s decision in White v. Griffin, finding that the (now-former) county commissioner Couy Griffin is disqualified from public office under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment (the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause), and congratulates Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) for leading this case. The judge’s decision
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FSFP’s Statement on Georgia Supreme Court Decision in Rowan et al. v. Raffensperger

Today, in an unsigned order without written opinion, the Georgia Supreme Court denied Free Speech For People’s appeal of the decision in the challenge to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s candidacy under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment. Importantly, this appeal did not involve any important federal constitutional issues. The appeal focused entirely on questions of
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