Free Speech For People joined more than a dozen pro-democracy advocates and watchdog organizations in an open letter highlighting former President Trump’s 34 felony counts in People of the State of New York v. Donald Trump and his criminal attempts at concealing secret payments and election interference. The letter is signed by Accountable.US, Clean Elections Texas, Common Cause, Constitutional Accountability Center, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Defend Democracy Project, Democracy 21, Free Speech for People, Indivisible, Lawyers Defending American Democracy, MoveOn, People For the American Way, People Power United, Public Citizen, Secure Elections Network, Stand Up America, and State Democracy Defenders Actions.

An excerpt of the letter is below:

The facts alleged in the indictment recount much more than a sordid soap opera and corporate malfeasance; they also describe conduct that should matter to anyone who cares about democracy, voter information, and meaningful voter choice.

We, the undersigned organizations, stand united in our desire for a prompt and fair trial that goes wherever the facts and the law lead. The undersigned organizations also express our hopes that as the Manhattan trial unfolds, the full context for the charges is made clear and understandable to the American public. Our nation deserves nothing less.

Read the whole letter here