A Resolution Memorializing the Congress of the United States to Restore Free Speech

S.772; Lead sponsors Sen. Eldridge & Rep Atkins

S772 is a resolution asking the Massachusetts congressional delegation to support an amendment to the United States Constitution that would overturn the Surpeme Court’s January 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC decision that allows corporations to spend unlimited money from their general treasury funds on political campaigns.
The federal amendment would ensure that the Constitution is for the interests and protections of the people, and not corporations.
S772 is important because there are few Supreme Court decision that better encapsulate the immense power that corporations have in American society, and by passing S772, the Massachusetts Legislature would be taking a take stand for restoring that power to the interests of the general public, and send a message to Massachusetts corporations not to get involved in political campaigns in the Commonwealth.

3/24/2012: UPDATED ACTION: 

Updated Action: Contact your State Representative, ask him/her to support the bill and to reach out to Judiciary Chair, Rep. O’Flaherty, and ask him to report the bill out of Committee. 

If your  legislator/s are on the Joint Judiciary Committee, contact them and urge their support of S772. 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem, Rep. Eugene L. O’Flaherty

COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRS: Rep. John Fernandes, House Vice Chair; Sen. Gale Candaras, Senate Vice Chair

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Sen. Patricia Jehlen, Sen. Thomas McGee, Sen. John Keenan, Sen. Richard Ross, Rep. Colleen Garry, Rep. Kevin Murphy, Rep. Sean Curran, Rep. Angelo Puppolo, Jr., Rep. Carlos Henriquez, Rep. Christopher Markey, Rep. Russell Holmes, Rep. Daniel Winslow, Rep. Sheila Harrington

3/9/2012 UPDATE: 

S.772 legislative hearing on Feb. 28, 2012,  saw a massive turn-out of citizen activists to support passage of “Restore Freedom of Speech.”  The bill currently remains in Committee; calls to ask your legislators to express THEIR support to the Committee members are still appropriate. 

1/20/2012 UPDATE:

S.772 will have a legislative hearing on FEBRUARY 28, 1PM in Room A-1 at the State House.  

Previous Actions

Action: Contact your legislators to support the bill and

Updated Action: Contact your legislators to support the bill & ask them to contact the Committee on Judiciary Chairs, Sen. Creem and Rep O’Flaherty, to request that the bill be reported out favorably.  

 and ask them to write letters in support of S.772 to the Committee Chairs Sen. Creem and Rep. O’Flaherty, and your legislators to testify at the hearing in support of the bill.  (Updated Action (1/20/2012) 

ask them to contact Committee on Judiciary Chairs Sen. Creem and Rep. O’Flaherty to have a hearing on the bill, and report it out favorably

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