Press Conference on Campaign Finance Lawsuit
Capitol, S-207, 3:30 p.m.
April 10, 2002
by Eric Schippers, Executive Director,
for Individual Freedom
We are honored
to be here today to stand beside this distinguished group of individuals
and associations with whom we share a common goal of protecting
the Constitution from what can best be described as the most extensive
and insidious assault on political speech ever ventured in this
The Center for
Individual Freedom enters this lawsuit for three reasons:
First, as a
non-partisan, non-profit corporation actively engaged in public
policy issues, the Centers own voice would be severely restricted
and, in some instances, silenced by this law.
our mission is to protect and defend individual freedoms and rights
guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. This law represents one of
the greatest threats to those freedoms that exists today.
law has been portrayed as something it is not and is poorly understood
for what it really is. Were asking the courts to reinstate
the constitutional principles which the politicians and the media
supporting this law have abandoned.
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