Thanks for the kind words about my book– and for the hard work to reclaim our government of the people

A nice piece in the Greenwich Time from the Alma Rutgers, who has served in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut for many years. I appreciate her kind words about my book, Corporations Are Not People:

Jeffrey Clements, author of the recently published “Corporations are not People,” writes in the book’s preface: “In Citizens United, the Supreme Court overturned decades of precedent, reversed a century of legislative effort to keep corporate money from corrupting democracy, and upended the American ideal that we are a government of people rather than a government of corporate wealth.”

I’ve just finished this book, lent to me by friend Bob Wylie who heard Clements speak at the Greenwich Retired Men’s Association’s May 9 meeting. The book’s a must read for anyone who wants to understand how we arrived at this critical juncture and where we must go to preserve government that’s for the people, of the people, and by the people.

Read more: http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Alma-Rutgers-Reclaim-government-for-the-people-3741750.php#ixzz221uqNmIR

And here’s Tony Giordano in the Trenton (NJ) Times:

While reading Jeffrey Clements’ recent book “Corporations Are Not People,” I reluctantly had to take a break every so often to allow my blood pressure to subside. This powerful and timely book conveys some disturbing facts about the unchecked growth of corporate power in America

The most gratifying thing about the positive feedback I’ve received about Corporations Are Not People is to see how much so many people are doing across the country to, as Alma Rutgers writes, reclaim our government for the people. No easy task, but no more rewarding work for us all.

If you don’t have the book, yet, I hope that you’ll pick it up and let me know what you think.  Ask in your local bookstore, or use any of these links:

About Jeff Clements

Jeff Clements is co-founder and chair of the board of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to overturn Citizens United v. FEC, challenge excessive corporate power, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He co-founded Free Speech For People in 2010, after representing several public interest organizations with a Supreme Court amicus brief in the Citizens United case. Jeff has served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. As Bureau Chief, he led more than 100 staff in the enforcement of environmental, healthcare, financial services, civil rights, antitrust and consumer protection laws. In private practice, Jeff has been a partner at Mintz Levin in Boston, and in his own firm. Jeff also has served in leadership capacities on numerous boards, including that of the Portland Water District, a public agency responsible for protecting and delivering safe drinking water and ensuring proper treatment of wastewater for 160,000 people; Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental organization he co-founded with others to protect and enhance stewardship of Maine’s Casco Bay; and The Waldorf School in Lexington, Massachusetts. In 2012, Jeff co-founded Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides cost-effective capital to farmers and businesses engaged in local, sustainable agriculture. Jeff graduated with distinction in History and Government from Colby College in 1984, and magna cum laude from the Cornell Law School in 1988. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. Jeff Clements Twitter: @ClementsJeff Email: jclements@freespeechforpeople.org
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