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Wednesday
Sep032014

Public Citizen - Activists Hold Portsmouth “Democracy is For All” Rally 

Activists from National Organizations Will Urge Sen. Ayotte to Back Constitutional Amendment Curbing Money in Politics – Vote Is Sept. 8

 

Portsmouth, NH — Activists representing nationwide organizations, including Public Citizen, MoveOn.org Political Action, People For the American Way, CREDO Action and Common Cause, will deliver 10,500 petitions from New Hampshire’s residents to U.S. Sen. Ayotte (R - NH) office on Sept. 3 asking her to back a constitutional amendment to curb the flood of money in politics.


Fifty U.S. senators support the Democracy For All constitutional amendment (S.J. Res 19), which would establish that Congress and the states have the power to regulate and limit election spending. However, Ayotte has yet to add her name to the list, and is the only New Hampshire congressional delegate to not already pledge support for such an amendment, although just this year 54 New Hampshire towns, mostly in Republican areas, have officially declared their support and asked her to do the same. Activists will urge the senator to become the 51st supporter and to support the amendment on September 8 when the Senate considers it.


The amendment is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) and McCutcheon v. FEC. In Citizens United, the court gave corporations the green light to spend unlimited sums to influence elections. As a result, spending by outside groups – those not affiliated with campaigns – skyrocketed. In McCutcheon, the court struck down the aggregate campaign spending limits, allowing the super-wealthy to contribute millions of dollars directly to candidates, political parties and joint fundraising committees.

Dozens of organizations nationwide have collected approximately 3 million signatures calling for Citizens United to be overturned. Sixteen states, including all other New England states, as well as approximately 550 cities and towns, and more than 160 former and current members of Congress have indicated support for the amendment. It’s time Ayotte gets on board. 

 


WHEN:          11:00 am, Wednesday, Sept. 3

 

WHERE:       Kelly Ayotte’s Portsmouth office, 14 Manchester Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

 

VISUALS:     Leftist Marching Band, Signs, Boxes containing the petitions

Monday
Sep012014

Public Citizen - Activists Hold Portsmouth “Democracy is For All” Rally 

Activists from National Organizations Will Urge Sen. Ayotte to Back Constitutional Amendment Curbing Money in Politics – Vote Is Sept. 8

 

Portsmouth, NH — Activists representing nationwide organizations, including Public Citizen, MoveOn.org Political Action, People For the American Way, CREDO Action and Common Cause, will deliver 10,500 petitions from New Hampshire’s residents to U.S. Sen. Ayotte (R - NH) office on Sept. 3 asking her to back a constitutional amendment to curb the flood of money in politics.

 

Fifty U.S. senators support the Democracy For All constitutional amendment (S.J. Res 19), which would establish that Congress and the states have the power to regulate and limit election spending. However, Ayotte has yet to add her name to the list, and is the only New Hampshire congressional delegate to not already pledge support for such an amendment, although just this year 54 New Hampshire towns, mostly in Republican areas, have officially declared their support and asked her to do the same. Activists will urge the senator to become the 51st supporter and to support the amendment on September 8 when the Senate considers it.

 

The amendment is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) and McCutcheon v. FEC. In Citizens United, the court gave corporations the green light to spend unlimited sums to influence elections. As a result, spending by outside groups – those not affiliated with campaigns – skyrocketed. In McCutcheon, the court struck down the aggregate campaign spending limits, allowing the super-wealthy to contribute millions of dollars directly to candidates, political parties and joint fundraising committees.

Dozens of organizations nationwide have collected approximately 3 million signatures calling for Citizens United to be overturned. Sixteen states, approximately 550 cities and towns, and more than 160 former and current members of Congress and President Barack Obama have indicated support for the amendment. It’s time Ayotte gets on board.

 

 

WHEN:          11:00 am, Wednesday, Sept. 3

 

WHERE:       Kelly Ayotte’s Portsmouth office, 14 Manchester Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

 

VISUALS:     Leftist Marching Band, Signs, Boxes containing the petitions

 

Friday
Aug292014

Rubens For US Senate - Rubens Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Education Tax 

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Rubens issued the following statement on today's New Hampshire Supreme Court decision Duncan v. State of New Hampshire:

 

"Thank you to those legislators and activists who constructed New Hampshire's tax-credit funded scholarship program that allows statewide school choice for deserving students. Those opposing New Hampshire's scholarship program were unable to demonstrate to the Supreme Court that they were personally harmed in any way. Now, the benefits of this law can flow to many more students."

Friday
Aug082014

FreeKeeneNews - ACLU, Robin Hood Attorney File Briefs at Supreme Court 

NH ACLU Files Amicus Brief in Robin Hood Case

Plus, Robin Hooders' attorney Jon Meyer also files his scathing brief with the NH Supreme Court. Clocking in at over seventy combined pages, the NH ACLU and free speech attorney Jon Meyer have filed briefs in the Robin Hood case at the Supreme Court of New Hampshire.  The city of Keene's expensive private attorneys and the NH Municipal Association filed their briefs earlier this summer and now it's the side of freedom's chance to respond.

Highlights from the NH ACLU amicus brief are here and their full filing is here.

Highlights from attorney Meyer's brief are here and his full filing is here.

The NH ACLU and Jon Meyer have done amazing work on this case defending the right of free speech, assembly, and holding government workers accountable.  Hopefully the NH supreme court will agree with them and affirm the superior court's decision to dismiss the cit of Keene's outrageous and illegal case against the heroic Robin Hooders, whose real "crime" is to deprive the city of thousands of dollars of their precious parking ticket revenue, keeping it in the pockets of the people!

The next step is the possibility of oral arguments in front of the NH supreme court, but a date for that has not yet been set.  Stay tuned to Free Keene for the latest.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions or would like to interview an activist,

Ian Freeman
Blogger, FreeKeene.com
Saturday
Aug022014

ALG's Daily Grind - Everything at stake in Obamacare court fight 

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Aug. 1, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

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