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New FSFP Oped Published By Moyers On Democracy On The Fight Against Growing Threats To Voting Rights And Passing The For The People Act And The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Moyers On Democracy recently published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements on the growing threats to voting rights across the country and the urgent need to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Submits Testimony on Proposed Bill to Limit Political Spending by Foreign-Influenced Corporations in Colorado.

On Thursday, March 18, Legal Director Ron Fein submitted written testimony on a proposed bill that could limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Colorado. The bill, SB21-177, provides a productive starting point for comprehensive legislation to challenge foreign-influenced corporations from interfering in Colorado state elections. Fein’s remarks detail a number of amendments that would
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses The City of Seattle’s Clean Campaigns Act and The Fight to End Political Donations By Foreign-Influenced Corporations on Democracy Nerd.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on Democracy Nerd to discuss the city of Seattle’s Clean Campaigns Act and the fight to end political spending by foreign-influenced corporations. “The Citizens United decision described corporations as associations of citizens, which is not really true of most publicly traded corporations,” said Fein. Last year the Seattle
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FSFP Joins Coalition of Advocacy Groups Urging Democratic Senators To Publicly Commit To Recommending Public Interest Lawyers For Judgeships.

On Tuesday, Free Speech For People joined a coalition of advocacy organizations in a letter urging Democratic Senators to publicly commit to recommending public interest lawyers for judicial vacancies. The coalition, led by Demand Justice, references an earlier letter written by White House Counsel Dana Remus to Senators specifying that the Biden administration is “focused
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Take Action: Tell the Senate It’s Time to Eliminate the Filibuster and Pass the For The People Act Now

The For the People Act, the most comprehensive democracy reform bill in a generation, was introduced in the Senate today, following its recent passage in the House. But there’s one major hurdle to it becoming law: the filibuster. The filibuster is an archaic rule that doesn’t exist in the Constitution or in state governments and
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses Political Spending By Foreign-Influenced Corporations And The Fight To Get Money Out of Our Political System on Maine Challenge.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on Maine Challenge to discuss foreign-influenced corporate spending in elections and the fight to get money out of our political system. “One of the issues that we at Free Speech For People have been working on is this issue of corporate political spending in those cases where the
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein To Testify On Proposed Bills To Limit Political Spending By Foreign-Influenced Corporations in Maine.

On Monday, March 15, Legal Director Ron Fein will provide live testimony on a number of proposed bills that could limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Maine. One of the proposed bills, LD 479, provides a productive starting point for comprehensive legislation to challenge foreign-influenced corporations from interfering in Maine state elections. Fein’s remarks
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Take Action: Tell Congress To Make Clear That Trump Is Disqualified From Holding Future Public Office Under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Impeachment and conviction are not the only tools that the Constitution provides for dealing with threats to our republic. Section 3 of the 14th Amendment disqualifies from public office any public official who engages in insurrection or rebellion against the United States. By fomenting and encouraging a violent attack on Congress in an effort to
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Following The U.S. House of Representatives Vote To Pass H.R.1 Free Speech For People Urges The U.S. Senate To End The Filibuster and Pass The For The People Act.

Last night the U.S House of Representatives voted to pass H.R.1, a once-in-a-generation democracy reform package to clean up our political system, expand and protect voting rights, get big money out of politics, and hold elected officials accountable for corruption. The bill will now proceed to the U.S. Senate for a vote. Sign here to
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