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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Free Speech For People Board Member, Professor Jennifer Taub recently appeared on Between The Lines to discuss the dangers of a sham impeachment trial in the Senate following the House vote to impeach Donald “I’m concerned that if there is … More
Free Speech For People first called for an impeachment investigation on January 20, 2017, the day that President Trump took office, based on his refusal to separate himself from his businesses in violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clauses. Since then, … More
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
STATEMENT BY JOHN BONIFAZ, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE, ON TODAY’S SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTE IN SUPPORT OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO RECLAIM OUR DEMOCRACY American democracy is in crisis. Big money interests dominate our elections and our government, drowning … More
In May, Free Speech For People President John Bonifaz traveled to Miami, Florida to take part in a debate with the lawyer behind the infamous Citizens United case, James Bopp, about the 2010 decision as well as the Constitutional Amendment proposed to … More
A few days ago, Senate Republicans united to defeat the Disclose Act, critical legislation intended to respond to the Supreme Court’s invalidation in Citizens United v. FEC of the ban on the use of corporate general treasury funds to make independent political expenditures. The House passed the Act in June. More
By David Swanson
The DISCLOSE Act, a bill passed by the House that would regulate corporate election spending was blocked in the Senate on Thursday by a filibuster — momentum is building to eliminate that anti-democratic tool.
Here’s a type of story that may become so common it’s no longer a story, or those pushing back and working for structural reform may prevail:
Target Corp. spending company money on candidates
By MARTIGA LOHN (AP) –
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Here’s something Target Corp. isn’t advertising in its Sunday circular: The discount retailer is now a major donor to a group backing the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor.
And that’s not sitting well with every Target shopper.
Senator Charles Schumer of New York is expected to introduce legislation on behalf of the Democratic leadership, coordinating with Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. More