Category: Democracy Amendments

Together We’re Making It Happen – New Joint Petition With Represent.Us

It’s been four years this month since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision that equated corporations with people and allowed unlimited corporate spending in our elections. Since the ruling, corporations and big money interests have flooded our elections, at the local, state, and national levels, with an unprecedented amount of campaign expenditures.

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The McCutcheon Ruling: What You Can Do

Free Speech for People, along with our allies at Public Citizen, hosted an online conversation featuring Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and superstar activist for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to secret corporate money in elections).

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The Money In Politics Webinar That’s Not To Be Missed!

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and founder of the Stamp Stampede movement, will be the guest in a national webinar tonight, January 8th, at 8:30 PM ET.

He will be discussing, along with other allies at Public Citizens and Our Time, about how big money is influencing our elections and the implications of the impending court ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC.

Sign up for the webinar here.

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Citizens United: States’ responses show election reform is needed

FSFP’s John Bonifaz and Ryan O’ Donnell have written a new op-ed, Citizens United: States’ responses show election reform is needed that has been featured in the San Jose Mecury News.

It reads,

In the aftermath of Citizens United v. FEC, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that swept away longstanding precedent barring corporate money in our elections, states are still scrambling to adjust. But they are choosing very different paths.

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