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Free Speech For People Supports Newly Reintroduced Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

(WASHINGTON) — Today, U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and John Katko (R-NY) reintroduced H.J. Res.1, a bipartisan constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people. Free Speech For People supports H.J. Res.1, also known as the Democracy For All Amendment.
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Remote Summer 2021 Legal Internships at Free Speech For People

Come join the campaign to reclaim democracy for the people by fighting for free and fair elections, and against presidential corruption and abuse of power, in the summer of 2021! Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization, was founded in 2010 after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision.  We’re working to renew our
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Free Speech For People Submits Comments to New York State Board of Elections Opposing Certification of the ES&S ExpressVote XL.

As the New York State Board of Election considers Election Systems & Software’s (ES&S) application for certification for its ExpressVote XL in New York, Free Speech For People submitted public comments opposing certification of the all-in-one ballot marking device and vote tabulator. Free Speech For People is legally challenging the use of the ExpressVote XL
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FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements and FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Co-Author New Oped with Sarah Chayes in The Los Angeles Times On Why The DOJ Must Investigate Trump And His Associates.

Los Angeles Times published a new oped by FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements, FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, and author Sarah Chayes on why the Department of Justice must investigate President Trump and his associates for all federal crimes they may have committed. “A decision not to investigate in the wake of one of the
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Free Speech For People to Hire Director of Organizational Advancement

Free Speech For People is at the center of rebuilding our democracy – a democracy that works for everyone, not just for the white and wealthy. We do this through innovative legal actions, public education, and organizing strategies that advance the vision that “we the people”  means all people. We’re interested in being successful, not
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“Desperate Need” For Social Media Regulation in the Wake of the Capitol Riots: Ben Clements Joins Jim Braude on WGBH to Discuss the Road Ahead

Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are facing increased calls for federal regulation in the wake of last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, in which armed, right-wing militants engaged in a violent insurrection incited by President Trump. FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements joined Jim Braude on WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston
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Free Speech For People Joins Groups Calling For Possible Expulsion of U.S. House Members, Trump Impeachment

WASHINGTON — More than 70 groups sent a letter on Friday requesting that Speaker Pelosi pass a resolution authored by Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), introduced on Monday, that would start an ethics investigation into the behavior and actions of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to overturn the 2020 election and foment the insurrection at
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FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements Discusses The Need For Congress To Impeach Donald Trump Again On The BradCast.

Free Speech For People Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss why Congress must impeach Donald Trump again. “When you look at the speech that Trump gave to those people who attacked Congress yesterday…and you look at his promotion of violence in general over the last four
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