A Year After Citizens United vs. FEC: What Now?
THE MCKAY FOUNDATION, COLUMBIA FOUNDATION,
RAPPAPORT FAMILY FOUNDATION, TIDES,
THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION
PHILANTHROPY FOR ACTIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
invite you to a briefing about democracy, free speech, and fair elections after the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The San Francisco Foundation
225 Bush Street, Suite 500
lunch will be served
Peter Hart from Hart Research & Associates will present findings from a public opinion
research poll commissioned by Free Speech For People, with the support of the Nathan
Cummings Foundation, on the public’s views of the Citizens United ruling and a
constitutional amendment to address it.
Peter Hart will be joined by Free Speech For People co-founders John Bonifaz and Jeff
Clements to make a presentation about this historic challenge to democracy and the
opportunity before us as a nation. Free Speech For People is a new national non-partisan
campaign pressing for a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution to overturn Citizens United v.
FEC and restore free speech and fair elections to the people.
About Free Speech For People
Free Speech For People (www.freespeechforpeople.org) seeks to reclaim constitutional rights for people and return corporations to their place as economic rather than political entities. Free Speech For People launched its campaign moments after the US Supreme Court issued its ruling on January 21, 2010, in Citizens United, a decision that swept away a century of precedent and opened the floodgates to the spending of hundreds of millions of corporate dollars in this past election. Since its launching, Free Speech For People has helped to define the fundamental question underlying that ruling: whether we are a democracy where people, not corporations, govern.
Please RSVP to Catalina Ruiz-Healy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 5.
We hope you will join us.