Category Archives: Senate

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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Professor Jennifer Taub Discusses A Full And Fair Senate Impeachment Trial on Between The Lines

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 »

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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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Statement on Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Vote in Support of a Constitutional Amendment to Reclaim Our Democracy

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 »

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Senate Obstruction Takes Down Bill To Promote Campaign Transparency

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 »

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The Next Senator from Target Corporation

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.

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