On Tuesday, February 24, the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society in San Francisco hosted Jeff Clements for a special conversation on how to amend the Constitution and reclaim democracy from special interest groups. More
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Yesterday, on February 24, Chicagoans went to the polls and 80% of voters (and counting) took a stand against the corrupting influence of big money. Voters in Chicago voted “YES”, in favor of small-donor focused reform that would put the power of politics back in the hands of the people. More
We’re pleased to work with Represent.Boston, an all-volunteer local chapter of the non-partisan, non-profit national organization Represent.US, on an innovative local effort to explore publicly funded municipal election models and other equal access campaign solutions for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Free Speech For People filed an amicus brief before the California Supreme Court in defense of California Proposition 49, also known as the Overturn Citizens United Act. More
On January 20th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Williams-Yulee, a Florida case challenging the Florida Bar’s rule prohibiting candidates for judgeship from personally soliciting campaign funds.
Stream audio from the Williams-Yulee case. More
On January 21st—the 5th anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission—more than 100 Senators and Representatives reintroduced a constitutional amendment that would overturn the ruling and restore democracy to the people. More
Free Speech For People President and Co-Founder, John Bonifaz explains to the American Constitution Society the five major myths about the Democracy For All Amendment.
Tomorrow, join Free Speech For People President John Bonifaz for a special Reddit I-AMA conversation on how we are building the movement to overturn Citizens United—and how you can be a part of it. More
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Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program, People For the American Way & People For the American Way Foundation is featured today on The Huffington Post speaking of the ‘real’ issues we face following this week’s Senate vote. More