Tag: Massachusetts

VIDEO: The Ongoing Fight To Abolish Super PACs and Prohibit Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending in State Elections.

In March 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in SpeechNow.org v. FEC opened the door to super PACs by holding that the federal law limiting contributions to political committees to $5,000 per person each year could not be applied to a political committee that promised to make only “independent expenditures.” At the same
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Abolish Super PACs, Ban Foreign Corporate Money: State Legislators Hear Testimony on Bills to Protect Election Integrity in Massachusetts.

BOSTON, MA – As multinational corporations like Uber and Lyft prepare to push a new ballot measure in Massachusetts that would define their drivers as independent contractors, state legislators will hear public testimony today on bills to abolish super PACs and to prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Massachusetts elections. The hearing, before the Joint
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VIDEO: Free Speech For People And Our Fight To End Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending in Our Elections

Free Speech For People has been at the forefront in the fight to end foreign-influenced corporate campaign spending, researching, drafting, and advocating for legislation on all levels of government. We helped to successfully pass laws in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2017, and in Seattle, Washington in 2020. Seven states (Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New
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Massachusetts Joint Committee On Veterans And Foreign Affairs To Consider Trump Impeachment Resolution

Committee members will hold a public hearing on Sen. Jo Comerford’s resolution to support an impeachment inquiry of President Trump, making it the first state to officially call for impeachment proceedings. BOSTON, MA  — The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Veterans and Foreign Affairs will consider a resolution supporting impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump.
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Closing a Dangerous Loophole in Massachusetts’ Campaign Finance Practice

Few Americans want to see more money in politics these days. In fact, almost 80% favor limiting big donations, voicing concerns about the integrity of our democracy. But today Free Speech For People will be testifying at a public hearing to close an arbitrary loophole that has been allowing politically savvy groups to avoid registering
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