Latest Developments

New CAP Report Covers Nationwide Momentum to Ban Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending in Elections

Our democracy is meant to serve the American people, not foreign interests. As the Center for American Progress (CAP) states in a report published this week, foreign investors now own a staggering 40 percent of U.S. corporate stock. Ninety-eight percent of S&P 500 companies are at least 5 percent foreign-owned. The ability of these investors
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Letter to Nevada Secretary of State Seeks to Bar Trump from the Ballot

Under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause, Trump’s incitement of the January 6th insurrection bars him from holding public office. CARSON CITY, NV (June 28, 2023) – Free Speech For People (FSFP) and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFVEF) released a letter today which they recently delivered to Nevada Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar urging
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Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern Introduces Free and Fair Elections Amendment

The constitutional amendment would ban corporate political spending, directly limit the amounts of money that political donors can contribute or spend, require Congress to enact public campaign financing or lose their salaries, and empower states to develop their own campaign finance limits while overturning Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United that have licensed corporations and
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Free Speech For People Submits Public Comments on the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines

On June 7, 2023, Free Speech For People submitted public comments to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) on the federal Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0. Although these federal standards for electronic voting systems are “voluntary” under federal law, many state agencies that certify equipment and software for use in their states rely heavily
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Justice Thomas Must Be Impeached

Congress must impeach Justice Thomas. In his position as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, he has, over the course of many years, abused his power to protect and advance his own personal interests and those of his wife and his friends. Justice Thomas has accepted and failed to disclose
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FSFP Welcomes Our 2023 Summer Legal Advocacy Program Interns!

Free Speech For People is pleased to announce our summer 2023 Legal Advocacy Program interns! We appreciate the talent, time, and commitment to defending our democracy that these law students bring to the Free Speech For People team. Learn more about our new Legal Advocacy Program interns below! Ben Garcia is a rising second year
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Free Speech For People’s Statement on Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in Case Challenging Super PACs

Today the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts dismissed Herrmann v. Attorney General, the lawsuit brought by Free Speech For People and Equal Citizens on behalf of ten Massachusetts voters challenging the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office decision to reject a ballot initiative petition to end super PACs in Massachusetts elections. The ballot petition proposed a limit
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