Category: Democracy Amendments

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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BREAKING: New Hampshire Becomes the 20th State to Call for a Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United

Today, the New Hampshire Senate voted to pass HB 504, a bill calling for an amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, which allowed unlimited money from wealthy and corporate donors to flood elections. The state Senate vote follows the March 19 approval of HB 504 by the state House of
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Campaign Finance Without Facts: McCutcheon v. FEC on its Fifth Anniversary

April 2 is the five-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. In that case, the Court struck down contribution limits that limited any one person from giving more than $123,200 to all federal campaigns, parties, and political committees combined. The Court dismissed as “divorced from reality” concerns about how
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