Freedom of Speech is Non-Negotiable!



Locating specific affiliations amongst different companies can be challenging to uncover through public sources. Nevertheless, Bowman extensively researched by exploring the websites of these groups and comparing them to the 2014 and 2017 roadmaps. As an example, a group identified as Action Network in the 2017 file, categorized as “backend services,” shows on its website an image including the preliminary manifesto of the Indivisible group. This manifesto describes strategies to impede the Trump administration’s program throughout Trump’s presidency.

Action Network on its homepage states it offers services like e-mail, fundraising, mobile messaging, automation, events, and petitions for clients on the left. The group boasts the Democrat National Committee (DNC) “shattered all sorts of fundraising records” after using its services for just a couple of months. However the organization again is part of this dark cash network linked to other groups in the so-called Democracy Alliance beyond just the Indivisible connection.

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The website of Action Network includes a petition resolved to Secretaries of State throughout the nation, prompting them to restrict Donald Trump’s name from appearing on the presidential ballot. This appeal is based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, commonly referred to as the insurrection clause. Among the organizations supporting this petition is Free Speech for the People.

Free Speech for the People (FSFP) is one of the organizations that has filed lawsuits in a number of states including Michigan, Illinois, Oregon, Minnesota, and most recently Massachusetts under its 14point3 campaign seeking to bar Trump from the ballot. The petition on Action Network’s website, which, again, this group is a sponsor of, also references the most infamous of the states where this strategy has been pursued against Trump: Colorado. In just a few days, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Trump’s effort to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s move to ban him from the ballot– and eventually a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court could have a national impact on all of these cases. But FSFP, public comments from one of its leaders on social media would indicate, seems more pleased by the fact that Trump’s attorneys have to keep responding to these cases, thereby tying up resources of the former president in court, than the group does about the actual merits of the case.

FSFP has launched a separate website, too, pushing this effort to keep Trump off the ballot, at the aptly named On that site, another organization is listed as involved in the push: Mi Familia Vota. Mi Familia Vota appears on the aforementioned Democracy Alliance document from 2014, listed as one of the 161 “Partner and Aligned Network Organizations.”

Some of the well-known local branches of Indivisible have openly endorsed the campaign to utilize the 14th Amendment as a means to prevent Trump from running for office. For instance, a chapter in the Bay Area of California showcased local Indivisible members displaying a banner on a highway overpass, informing people to visit FSFP’s website.

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The organization Common Cause has ties to Indivisible through the Democracy Alliance, as revealed in a 2014 document. In March 2021, Common Cause wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland, urging the Biden Justice Department to prosecute Trump for various federal crimes related to the January 6 events. Although the indictment brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith, who was appointed by Garland, did not fully align with Common Cause’s recommendations, one of the charges brought against Trump matches one of the charges that Common Cause suggested the Justice Department should bring against Biden’s main political opponent.

“Specifically, Common Cause and Common Cause Georgia request an investigation of whether thenPresident Donald J. Trump, then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Senator Lindsey Graham, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Cleta Mitchell, Kurt Hilbert and others violated federal statutes including 18 U.S.C. § § 241, 1343, 1346, 1349 and 52 U.S.C. § 20511( 2 ), by calling via telephone and speaking via videoconference with state officials, including Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, and Georgia state senators in an effort to overturn presidential election results,” the leftist group wrote to Garland on March 10, 2021.

In the summer of 2023, when he was Special Counsel, Smith charged Trump with, among other things, violating 18 U.S.C § 241– just as Common Cause had recommended to the Justice Department more than two years earlier.

That’s not the only instance of one of these leftist groups’ recommendations preceding a law enforcement action by an official entity. In fact, as far back as 2017, FSFP had launched a website calling to “Dissolve the Trump Organization,” in which the left-wing group asked its activists to “Help Us Revoke the Corporate Charter of the Trump Organization Inc.” “We are urging the New York State Attorney to examine whether The Trump Organization, Inc. has violated the law and misused its powers, and to consider taking action to revoke its corporate charter. The company has continued to operate under Trump family ownership despite former President Trump’s time in the White House, and we believe it is necessary to hold them accountable for their actions.”