US Senate Hearing On Citizens United, Constitutional Amendment

GROUP URGES SUPPORT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BILLS TO OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED AND RESTORE DEMOCRACY TO THE PEOPLE

ENDORSEMENT OF THE MCGOVERN BILL AND UDALL/SUTTON BILL

 WASHINGTON, DC – Free Speech For People, a national campaign helping to lead the growing movement for a constitutional amendment to reclaim democracy, is urging the US Senate to support two amendment bills pending in Congress that would overturn the US Supreme Court’s January 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and restore democracy to the people.

The US Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, will hold a first-ever hearing on Tuesday on Citizens United and the constitutional amendment bills currently pending in Congress to overturn the ruling. In written testimony submitted on behalf of Free Speech For People by Jeffrey D. Clements, the group’s co-founder and president, Mr. Clements highlights Free Speech For People’s endorsement of two amendment bills which, taken together, would “restore the authority of Congress and the States to regulate campaign spending” and would abolish “the fabricated doctrine of corporate constitutional rights.”

Here’s my written  Senate testimony.

More from Free Speech for People is here.


About Jeff Clements

Jeff serves as President of American Promise. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and private practice, and is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy. Previously, Jeff has been a partner in a major Boston law firm and served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the public law enforcement bureau in the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts. Jeff has helped to start and been a board member of many non-profit organizations and businesses. Today, in addition to the board of American Promise, he serves on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts. Twitter: @ClementsJeff
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