Upcoming 28th Amendment & Democracy Events

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Directly challenging the 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC and the usurpation of human rights by global corporations, eleven states and more than 500 cities and towns have now enacted resolutions calling on Congress to pass the 28th Amendment and send it to the states for ratification. Several more states are poised to act, and Congress is getting the message, as various amendment bills are being introduced in the House and Senate to join what promises to be a historic national debate (for three examples of recent amendments, see here, here and here.)

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To discuss this growing campaign, I’m going to be in Maine, New York, Colorado and Oregon in the coming weeks with Free Speech For People, Maine Citizens For Clean Elections, Slow Money, the Illahee Lecture Series, the American Constitution Society, and more (all events are listed here). If you can, come on out for the conversation and hard work of overturning Citizens United and restoring American republican democracy.  Hope to see you and to work with you to preserve government of, for and by the people.

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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