Following the announcement that former President Trump would seek re-election, Free Speech For People and Mi Familia Vota launched, a national campaign to ensure state election officials abide by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution disqualifying Donald Trump from running for future public office.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NOVEMBER, 15, 2022) – Nonprofit public interest organizations Free Speech For People and Mi Familia Vota today launched, a national grassroots campaign to urge Secretaries of State and other chief elections officials to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing on any future ballot because he is constitutionally ineligible for public office.

On January 6, 2021, former President Donald Trump incited and engaged in a violent insurrection, attacking Congress and our nation’s Capitol, in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. As a consequence, Trump is constitutionally ineligible to appear on the presidential ballot because he does not meet the constitutional requirements for the office of president.

Enacted in the wake of the Civil War, Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment disqualifies from public office any person who has taken an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and then engages in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or gives aid or comfort to its enemies. Trump’s involvement in the violent attack on Congress in an effort to prevent the certification of the presidential election results disqualifies him from holding any future public office.

“Secretaries of State have a duty to ensure that candidates who seek to appear on their state ballots meet the constitutional qualifications for serving in public office,” says Alexandra Flores-Quilty, Campaign Director for Free Speech For People. “Donald Trump violated his oath of office when he incited and engaged in a violent insurrection on January 6, 2021 in an effort to overturn a democratic election. The US Department of Justice must hold Trump accountable for the multiple crimes that he has committed in connection with the January 6th insurrection, but secretaries of state and chief election officials have a separate responsibility to hold Trump accountable under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.  People all across the country can join this campaign to fight to uphold Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment and bar Trump from the ballot.” 

Héctor Sánchez Barba is the Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota says: “Mi Familia Vota is committed to holding all candidates accountable to the policy priorities of the Latino community. We are working in our states across the country to ensure that our democracy is protected.  Donald Trump has continuously shown a blatant disregard for the law. He continues to find new ways of skirting the law and he must be brought to justice. His attack on our Capitol on January 6th is among the darkest moments in our country’s history. We know that Trump is a threat to our democracy and the future of our democracy. We are supporting this initiative to utilize the Fourteenth Amendment to disqualify Trump from ever holding public office. We believe he is constitutionally ineligible to run for office. This is a critical step in holding Trump accountable.” “

More information about the campaign can be found at