Tag: Ron Fein

Seattle’s Clean Campaigns Act is Successfully Keeping Foreign-Influenced Corporate Money out of City Elections.

In January 2020, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Clean Campaigns Act, which bans political spending in city elections by corporations under partial foreign ownership or other forms of foreign influence. The law is working: this year’s election, unlike 2019’s, isn’t drowning in money from corporations answering to investors in other countries. And it’s
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending On Maine Public Radio.

Maine Public Radio recently published a segment on foreign-influenced corporate spending in elections which featured FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein. Throughout the segment, Fein discussed the need to fight against foreign influence in Maine, where a contentious ballot measure has prompted a state-wide discussion on the issue of democratic self-government. “Our position is that the
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Co-Authors New Oped With John Brautigam In The Lewiston Sun Journal On The Need To Limit Political Spending By Foreign-Influenced Corporations In Maine.

The Lewiston Sun Journal published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections’ Attorney John Brautigam on the case for limiting political spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Maine. The article states: Most people agree that foreign entities shouldn’t be able to influence our elections. It doesn’t matter whether
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New FSFP Oped Published By Moyers On Democracy On The Fight Against Growing Threats To Voting Rights And Passing The For The People Act And The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Moyers On Democracy recently published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements on the growing threats to voting rights across the country and the urgent need to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Submits Testimony on Proposed Bill to Limit Political Spending by Foreign-Influenced Corporations in Colorado.

On Thursday, March 18, Legal Director Ron Fein submitted written testimony on a proposed bill that could limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Colorado. The bill, SB21-177, provides a productive starting point for comprehensive legislation to challenge foreign-influenced corporations from interfering in Colorado state elections. Fein’s remarks detail a number of amendments that would
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses The City of Seattle’s Clean Campaigns Act and The Fight to End Political Donations By Foreign-Influenced Corporations on Democracy Nerd.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on Democracy Nerd to discuss the city of Seattle’s Clean Campaigns Act and the fight to end political spending by foreign-influenced corporations. “The Citizens United decision described corporations as associations of citizens, which is not really true of most publicly traded corporations,” said Fein. Last year the Seattle
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses Political Spending By Foreign-Influenced Corporations And The Fight To Get Money Out of Our Political System on Maine Challenge.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on Maine Challenge to discuss foreign-influenced corporate spending in elections and the fight to get money out of our political system. “One of the issues that we at Free Speech For People have been working on is this issue of corporate political spending in those cases where the
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein To Testify On Proposed Bills To Limit Political Spending By Foreign-Influenced Corporations in Maine.

On Monday, March 15, Legal Director Ron Fein will provide live testimony on a number of proposed bills that could limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Maine. One of the proposed bills, LD 479, provides a productive starting point for comprehensive legislation to challenge foreign-influenced corporations from interfering in Maine state elections. Fein’s remarks
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New FSFP Oped In Business Insider on The Alaska Court Case That Could End Super PACs and Reshape Our Democracy.

Business Insider recently published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements on the Alaska court case that could end super PACs and reshape our democracy. The Alaska case hinges on a simple question: is this practice corrupt? Under Supreme
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New Free Speech For People Oped In Truthout on Why The U.S. Senate Must Convict And Disqualify Trump From Future Federal Office.

Truthout recently published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements, and FSFP President John Bonifaz on why the U.S. Senate must convict and disqualify Trump from future office for his role in the deadly January 6th insurrection. When Trump told supporters to march to
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