Free Speech for People

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Free Speech For People works to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore republican democracy to the people.

• We catalyze and advance the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United, Buckley v. Valeo, and the fabrication of corporate constitutional rights.

• We engage in legal advocacy to confront the misuse of the U.S. Constitution to claim corporate exemptions from our laws, which damage our communities and undermine freedom and self- government.

•We renew and reform corporate charter laws and other tools to make corporations responsible and accountable to the public.

Get big money out of our politics and end the fiction that corporations have constitutional rights, as if they were people.

A new grassroots movement is spreading like wildfire in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

We the people have the power to overrule the Supreme Court, by amending our Constitution. We've done it 27 times in our history, and the time has come to do it again. We support two pairs of amendment bills offered by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) that cover this ground:

Rep. McGovern's H.J.Res. 20 restores Congress' and the states' authority to limit campaign gifts and spending in all categories; it's similar to Senator Udall's bill, S.J.Res. 19, which has 20 U.S. Senate co-sponsors.

Rep. McGovern's H.J.Res. 21 makes it clear that corporations do not have constitutional rights, as if they were people; it has bi-partisan support in the House from Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), along with many other co-sponsors. It's identical to Senator Tester's bill, S.J.Res. 18.

Website:  www.freespeechforpeople.org

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What's New:
Actions
We are overwhelmed with actions related to Trump.  We have initiated a coalition of groups in Contra Costa County that have sprung up since the election.  It is wonderful and overwhelming.  We are working on the AB14, the Disclose Act and need help getting signatures.  If you can help out email us at moneyoutnow@yahoo.com.  If you would like to hear more about the various groups that have sprung up including Indivisible, off shoots from the Women's March, MoveOn small groups, please contact us about that as well.
Regarding money in politics we plan to do research on how money has affected the various areas that are uppermost with the current administration including: health, immigration, environment and more. We know the obvious but to get it on a two sided page as well as on the website is our goal.

 

The election is over!!

 We are now connecting with other groups and finding ways to work together.  The energy is amazing.

We recently held a Holiday party that included a video called Demand Democracy that we followed with lively brainstorming.  We'll be following up at our next coordinating meeting about meetings with Sen. Feinstein and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier focused on a detailed agenda.

We are involved with the planning of the Women's March on January 21 to be held at the Civic Center in downtown Walnut Creek.  The event will run from 10:30-1:00 with music, speakers and a march.  Many will then get on BART and go to San Francisco for the San Francisco march that begins at 3:00 pm. Please look here for more information.

Join us and invite your friends. Moneyout People In for more information.


California Legislation

December 2016 - New California DISCLOSE Act, AB 14, was introduced by Co-authors Senators Ben Allen and Jerry Hill.  It is based on final version of AB700, but with just enough amendments to address FPPC concerns.  Much will be the same as last year with the need to get petitions signed.  (See under Petitions below.)


US Legislation


Petitions

 Have your say.  Be counted. Sign these petitions.  Share them with others.

• New CA DISCLOSE Act petition

• Government By the People Act (HR 20)

• Plus (HJ Res 19)

• Move to Amend - Corporations are NOT People!  Money is NOT Speech

• Create a Petition with MoveOn.org

• Add your name to Anti-corruption Act supporters