A Conversation With Free Speech For People Co-Founder and President, John Bonifaz
Presented By Cornell Law School

NOVEMBER 2, 2016
6:00 – 7:00PM

This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by ACS chapter at Cornell Law School.

In the midst of the most expensive election in this nation’s history with unfettered political spending by corporations, unions, and super PACs on the rise, Free Speech For People is at the forefront of the fight to take back our democracy. Founded on the day of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, Free Speech For People envisions a democratic process in which all people have an equal voice and an equal vote. Through a combination of legal advocacy, public education, grassroots organizing, and pressing for a 28th constitutional amendment, Free Speech For People leads the movement to challenge unlimited money in politics and excessive corporate influence and to reclaim our democracy.John Bonifaz, President and Co-Founder of Free Speech For People, will discuss Free Speech For People’s strategies for challenging the judicial rulings that have enabled the flood of money into our system:

  • working in the courts to create new test cases to overturn Citizens United and related rulings which threaten the integrity of our elections; and
  • pressing for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution to reclaim our democracy.

John Bonifaz has served as a voting rights and democracy leader for more than two decades. Prior to co- founding Free Speech For People in January 2010, he served as the executive director and general counsel of the National Voting Rights Institute, an organization he founded in 1994, and as the legal director of Voter Action. Mr. Bonifaz is a 1992 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1999 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.


Cornell Law School, Room 182
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853