The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted today to pass HB504 to end big money in politics and partisan gerrymandering. The bi-partisan legislation puts New Hampshire on track to be the twentieth state to call on Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and Buckley v. Valeo and to reclaim our democracy.
Free Speech For People was founded on the day of the Citizens United ruling in 2010 dedicated to helping build the national movement to overturn the Supreme Court’s controversial 5-4 ruling and to protect a government in which all people – regardless of their economic status – have an equal vote and equal voice.
With New Hampshire on the verge of becoming the 20th state to support an amendment, we’re more than halfway to the support needed to win an amendment and reclaim our democracy.
Eighty percent of Americans – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – want to get big money out of our politics. We applaud New Hampshire’s House of Representatives for standing up for ‘We the People’ and fighting for a better democracy.
It’s now in the hands of the State Senate to determine whether New Hampshire will join the nineteen other states calling for the 28th amendment.
If you live in New Hampshire, make sure to take action. Contact your State Senator and ask him or her to support the bill to overturn Citizens United!