The Washington Post recently published a new piece entitled, “Trump team prepares to fight efforts to block him from ballots over Jan. 6”. The article discusses Free Speech For People and Mi Familia Vota’s joint 14point3 campaign, and details our efforts across the country to uphold Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment and bar the former president from future public office based on his incitement of the Jan 6 insurrection.

The following are excerpts from the new piece:

Free Speech for People has also been working with Mi Familia Vota, a Latino voting group that ran ads against Trump in the 2020 election. The group has launched a campaign to pressure Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, who is the chair of the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, to prevent Trump from appearing on that state’s ballot because of Section 3, with an upcoming rally scheduled for April 26 in Denver.

Free Speech for People has since drafted a declaration that secretaries of state could use to bar Trump from the ballot. The draft notes that Congress has described Jan. 6 as an insurrection, as have multiple courts around the country. The draft also cites legal precedent from 1869 and 1871 that held, like the New Mexico court, that a person does not have to commit violence to be found to have engaged in insurrection.

Read the new piece in the Washington Post here.

Learn more about our declaration barring Trump from the ballot here.