Category: Challenging Super PACs

Legal Advocates File Two Challenges In Support of Proposed Ballot Measure to Ban Super PACs in Massachusetts 

Free Speech For People and Equal Citizens filed court challenges to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s refusal to certify a petition initiative that would end super PAC spending in Massachusetts elections. BOSTON, MA (October 24, 2022) – On behalf of individual Massachusetts voters, Free Speech For People and Equal Citizens today filed two lawsuits in the
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Indivisible, Free Speech For People, and PA-10 Constituents File Ethics Committee Complaint Against Rep. Perry for January 6 Involvement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, working with Indivisible and Free Speech For People, constituents from Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District filed a complaint against Representative Scott Perry with the House Committee on Ethics over his involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential elections. Following yesterday’s submission, the House Committee on Ethics will decide whether to establish
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Abolish Super PACs, Ban Foreign Corporate Money: State Legislators Hear Testimony on Bills to Protect Election Integrity in Massachusetts.

BOSTON, MA – As multinational corporations like Uber and Lyft prepare to push a new ballot measure in Massachusetts that would define their drivers as independent contractors, state legislators will hear public testimony today on bills to abolish super PACs and to prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Massachusetts elections. The hearing, before the Joint
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Free Speech For People Denounces Florida Legislature’s Power Grab Against Cities and Counties

Cities and counties in Florida have long been empowered through principles of home rule to enact their own local campaign finance laws. But the Florida governor recently signed a law, aimed directly at our success in St. Petersburg–where we helped develop and pass a groundbreaking ordinance that bans political spending by foreign-influenced corporations, and limits
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New FSFP Oped In Business Insider on The Alaska Court Case That Could End Super PACs and Reshape Our Democracy.

Business Insider recently published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements on the Alaska court case that could end super PACs and reshape our democracy. The Alaska case hinges on a simple question: is this practice corrupt? Under Supreme
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Abolish Super PACs, Ban Foreign Corporate Money, State Legislators Introduce Two Bills to Protect Election Integrity in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA – State legislators have introduced two bills in the Massachusetts Legislature to abolish super PACs and to prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Massachusetts elections.  State Senator Jo Comerford is the lead sponsor of Senate bill SD 634, State Senator Mark Montigny is the lead sponsor of Senate Bill SD 759, and State
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Statement on the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission.

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order denying certiorari review in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the case to end super PACs. This case–launched in November 2016 by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Cal.), the late Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Or.), and three congressional candidates from both major parties–was a bipartisan effort
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FSFP Senior Counsel Courtney Hostetler Discusses Money in Politics and Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections on The Jason Rigden Show.

FSFP Senior Counsel Courtney Hostetler recently appeared on The Jason Rigden Show to discuss money in politics and foreign influence in U.S. elections.  “Super PACs are these giant independent expenditure committees that are allowed to take in unlimited contributions and spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns. And the reason they can do this is
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Sixteen States Urge The Supreme Court To Hear The Case To End Super PACs

US Senators Join in Support, Filing Separate Brief Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson among parties submitting amicus briefs in support of Supreme Court review of Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the landmark case seeking to end super PACs WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2020) – Sixteen states, led by Washington State,
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FSFP Hosts Virtual Briefing to Discuss Recent Developments in Lieu v. FEC, the Case That Could End SuperPACs

FSFP hosted a virtual briefing to discuss recent developments in Lieu vs. FEC, the case that could abolish super PAC spending in U.S. elections. Speakers for the online event included Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33), Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford Law School), FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein. “The Supreme Court actually didn’t
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