Category: Democracy Amendments

FSFP Legal Counsel Courtney Hostetler Discusses The Equal Rights Amendment on The Damage Report.

FSFP Legal Counsel Courtney Hostetler recently appeared on The Damage Report to discuss the Equal Rights Amendment, the Constitutional amendment banning sex and gender discrimination. During the discussion with host John Iadarola, Hostetler discussed the Trump-era Department of Justice (DOJ) opinion that has, to date, blocked the publishing of the Amendment as the 28th Amendment
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COALITION URGES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO INSTRUCT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVIST TO PUBLISH THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN THE CONSTITUTION

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, organizations call for reversing Trump-era DOJ opinion which had blocked the recording of the ERA, the Constitutional amendment banning sex and gender discrimination WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2021) – Free Speech For People, Generation Ratify, and six other organizations today issued a letter to Attorney General Merrick
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Virginia Becomes the 22nd State to Support a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

(Richmond, Virginia) — Today, the Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, which swept away a century of precedent barring corporate money in our elections.  The resolution makes Virginia the twenty-second state to support this amendment to restore democratic power to the
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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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Support the Equal Rights Amendment in the Senate

Following decades of advocacy and determination, the Equal Rights Amendment, guaranteeing equal rights to all people regardless of sex, is moving forward. On January 15, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the amendment, finally meeting the required number of states for ratification.  But there is one more hurdle in this decades-long fight before the
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Our Testimony in Support of the Democracy For All Amendment

Free Speech For People submitted written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, in support of the Democracy For All Amendment. The written testimony includes a copy of our Legal Director Ron Fein’s chapter, Fixing the Supreme Court’s Mistake: The Case for the Twenty-Eighth
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