Tag Archives: Campaign Finance

Victory: Federal Election Commission Adopts Our Recommendations on Cryptocurrency Mining for Campaigns

Today, the Federal Election Commission voted 4-0 to adopt an advisory opinion that embraces Free Speech For People’s recommendations regarding a platform to enable use of distributed computers to mine cryptocurrency for political campaigns. Free Speech For People was the … More »

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Free Speech For People to Massachusetts Elections Agency: Close Campaign Finance Loophole

Free Speech For People submitted a comment to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance urging it to close a longstanding, bureaucratically-created exception to the state’s campaign finance statutes.  The arbitrary loophole allow politically savvy groups to avoid registering … More »

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New campaign finance reform book, and a free chapter on the 28th Amendment

In April 2016, Free Speech For People co-hosted a symposium at Seton Hall School of Law featuring scholars and activists from across the country to help develop new thinking and proposed solutions for overhauling our nation’s campaign finance system. The ideas presented at that symposium led to the new book, ‘Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America’. More »

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Hears Argument in Key Campaign Finance Case

Massachusetts has prohibited business corporations from making political contributions since 1907. On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments in 126 Self Storage v. Sullivan, a challenge to the state’s longstanding ban. (In 2015, we wrote about … More »

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Small Pool of Rich Donors Dominates Election Giving

Newly released Federal Election Commission reports and Internal Revenue Records confirm what many of us already know: A small group of wealthy donors are dominating our elections. A recent New York Times analysis reports that today’s fundraising efforts rival that of a full-blown … More »

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