Free Speech Issues

NRLC letter to Senate urging rejection of S. J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment to curb free speech that may “influence elections”

To view or download this letter as a PDF, click here. September 3, 2014 RE: S. J. Res. 19, to gut First Amendment protection for speech about public policy issues and political figures Dear Senator: On September 8 or soon thereafter, the Senate will vote on S. J. Res. 19, an amendment to the U.S. […]

NRLC Opposes “Follow the Money Act of 2013”

May 17, 2013 RE: “Follow the Money Act of 2013” (S. 791) Dear Senator: The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), representing state right-to-life organizations nationwide, urges you to oppose the so-called “Follow the Money Act” (S.791), introduced by Senators Wyden and Murkowski on April 23. Because this legislation would severely impede the exercise of […]

NRLC Letter to U.S. Senate Urging Rejection of S.J. Res. 29

June 25, 2012 RE: S. J. Res. 29 Dear Senator: The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, urges you to oppose S. J. Res. 29, a proposed constitutional amendment that would cut the heart out of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. NRLC reserves the right to include […]

NRLC Letter to U.S. Senators to Oppose the “DISCLOSE Act”

June 22, 2012 RE: “DISCLOSE Act” (S. 2219) Dear Senator: The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), representing affiliated right-to-life organizations in all 50 states, is strongly opposed to the so-called “DISCLOSE Act” (S. 2219), as introduced by Senator Whitehouse on March 21. Like previous versions of the DISCLOSE Act, the main purpose of S. 2219 is […]

NRLC Letter to Congress on “DISCLOSE Act”

June 15, 2010                                                                                                               RE: “DISCLOSE Act” (H.R. 5175) Dear Member of Congress: On May 27, 2010, we wrote to you to express our strong objections to the so-called “DISCLOSE Act” (H.R. 5175), as reported by the […]

NRLC Letter to U.S. House Members in support of the Pence Amendment

The following letter was sent by the National Right to Life Committee to members of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 28, 2007, in support of the Pence Amendment to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from restoring the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” governing broadcast communications. Later that day, the House adopted the Pence Amendment, […]

The history of sham arguments for McCain-Feingold

Note: Today, April 25, 2007, NRLC General Counsel James Bopp Jr., argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Wisconsin Right to Life v. FEC.  The case challenges the electioneering communication provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.  Below is a piece written by Mr. Bopp which appeared at National Review Online. National Review Online, April […]