A Year After Citizens United vs. FEC: What Now?

Glaser Progress Foundation
Kongsgaard – Goldman Foundation
Mize Family Foundation
PACE – Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Pride Foundation
Quixote Foundation
Social Justice Fund Northwest

invite you to a special briefing on democracy, free speech, and fair elections after the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC

Thursday, March 10, 2011
12:00 – 1:30 pm
REI
Second Floor Meeting Room
222 Yale Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

lunch will be served

This private donor briefing presents findings from a public opinion research poll commissioned by Free Speech For People and with support from the Nathan Cummings Foundation on the public’s views of the Citizens United ruling and a constitutional amendment to address it. Come hear about the growing opposition to this ruling within Washington State and across the country and tactics currently under consideration.

Speakers are Free Speech For People co-founders John Bonifaz (MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient) and Jeff Clements (former Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General).

Free Speech For People 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 Citizens United ruling on January 21, 2010, 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 define the fundamental question underlying that ruling: whether we are a democracy where people, not corporations, govern. More information at www.freespeechforpeople.org.

Space is limited. Philanthropic advisors and foundation staff with client representatives interested considering the proposed strategy are welcomed to attend.

Please RSVP to Mitchell Fox at mitchell@glaserprogress.org or 206-728-1050,
by Tuesday, March 8.

We hope you will join us.