Category Archives: Legislation

“There’s going to be scandal involved in this bailout”: Former Chief Inspector General Warns Following Passage of The CARES Act.

Neil Barofsky, Former head of SIGTARP – the watchdog that oversaw a historic $750 billion dollar bailout during the 2008 recession – recently appeared on Moyers On Democracy to discuss government accountability and the CARES Act. The former Chief Inspector … More »

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FSFP Statement Endorsing the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020

Free Speech For People applauds Senators Klobuchar and Wyden and their colleagues for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by proposing reasonable, appropriate, and commonsense provisions to ensure the United States will be able to hold free and fair elections while protecting voters, poll workers, and … More »

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New York State Senate Considers Ban On Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending In State Elections

Following in the footsteps of Seattle and St. Petersburg, FL, the Democracy Preservation Act seeks to ban political contributions from foreign-influenced corporations in New York The New York State Senate is considering a bill that would ban foreign-influenced corporations from … More »

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FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub Makes the Case In Support of Seattle’s New Landmark Campaign Finance Law

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub argues in a New York Times opinion piece why Seattle’s new law banning foreign-influenced corporations from spending money in Seattle elections is constitutional and correct.  Commissioner Weintraub writes:   “Seattle, along with other cities and states, doesn’t … More »

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WATCH: Ron Fein Discusses Seattle Legislation to End Super PACs and Stop Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending To Influence Local Elections

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein joined John Iadarola on The Damage Report to discuss Seattle’s proposed legislation to end foreign-influenced corporate political spending and super PACs in local elections.  “The legislation has two main parts. One of them is to … More »

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New CAP Report on Ending Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending in U.S. Elections Highlights Problem, Validates FSFP’s Work

A new report from the Center for American Progress, written by senior fellow Michael Sozan, highlights the problem of political spending by foreign-influenced corporations. The report—which cites Free Speech For People’s pioneering legislative work in places like Seattle, St. Petersburg, … More »

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Tell Mitch McConnell: We need election security!

In 2016, Russia interfered with our elections to help elect Donald Trump. According to multiple current and former officials, foreign powers are already attempting to meddle in the 2020 election as well. And our election systems across the country remain … More »

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