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Citizens United Calls On IRS To Abolish All Restrictions on 501(c)(4) Political Spending

Washington, DC -- Citizens United filed comprehensive comments opposing the oppressive regulations proposed by President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service. You can view the full filing here. You can also view an outline of the filing here.

“The ongoing IRS scandal first reported last year does not give President Obama’s IRS the authority to change the rules to justify the initial crime,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “These comments call on the IRS to lift ALL restrictions concerning 501(c)(4) spending so that political speech is not hindered by an overbearing governmental agency that employs Nixonian tactics against the American people.

“Ever since Citizens United’s landmark victory for free speech at the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama’s stated goal has always been to use every lever of government to thwart political speech. From the failed attempts to pass the DISCLOSE Act, to now using the IRS like a Chicago political hit squad, President Obama and other liberals want to chill the First Amendment so that any dissenting views to the Obama agenda are snuffed out. As we have done in the past in Citizens United v. FEC, Citizens United is prepared to litigate any rules changes that infringes on the rights of Americans to speak freely about the political process.”


Senator Ted Cruz To Speak At The Inaugural Freedom Summit in Manchester on April 12th

Manchester, NH – Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation announce that Senator Ted Cruz will speak at the inaugural “Freedom Summit” in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday, April 12. The Summit has already sold out with a waitlist still accepting grassroots activists. The Freedom Summit will also feature remarks from Senator Rand Paul; Senator Mike Lee; Governor Mike Huckabee; Speaker Newt Gingrich; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Mr. Donald Trump; AEI President Arthur Brooks. The Summit will take place at the Executive Court. Additional speakers to be announced in the near future. For more information, please visit: www.NHFreedomSummit.com


Media Advisory: Inaugural Freedom Summit Sold Out In 24-hours

Manchester, NH – Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation announce today that the inaugural “Freedom Summit” in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday, April 12 is sold out but a waitlist is available and more tickets will be released at a later date. The Summit will feature remarks from Senator Rand Paul; Senator Mike Lee; Governor Mike Huckabee; Speaker Newt Gingrich; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Mr. Donald Trump; AEI President Arthur Brooks; and will take place at the Executive Court. Additional speakers to be announced in the near future.


WHO: Senator Rand Paul; Senator Mike Lee; Governor Mike Huckabee; Speaker Newt Gingrich; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Mr. Donald Trump; AEI President Arthur Brooks
WHAT: Citizens United and Americans For Prosperity Foundation Inaugural Freedom Summit
WHEN: Saturday, April 12th, 2014
WHERE: The Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 South Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03103


Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation to Host The Inaugural Freedom Summit in Manchester on April 12th

Manchester, NH – Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation will host the inaugural “Freedom Summit” in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday, April 12. The Summit will feature remarks from Senator Rand Paul; Senator Mike Lee; Governor Mike Huckabee; Speaker Newt Gingrich; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Mr. Donald Trump; AEI President Arthur Brooks; and will take place at the Executive Court. Additional speakers to be announced in the near future.

“We are pleased to join with Americans for Prosperity Foundation to host the inaugural Freedom Summit in New Hampshire,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “I can think of no better place than the ‘Live Free or Die’ state to begin this dialogue on how to return our country back to a shining city upon a hill and return to the ideals of Ronald Reagan’s hope, growth and opportunity that have made our country a beacon of freedom around the globe. Working with AFP Foundation to bring this important summit to New Hampshire I hope will start an even larger conversation around the country. ”

“Set just three days before most Americans have to file their income taxes to pay for the burgeoning federal government, our Freedom Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for the hard-working people of New Hampshire to compare and contrast the direction in which our country is headed and how their tax dollars are being spent,” said Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity Foundation. We look forward to bringing grassroots activists from across the state to Manchester to hear from some of the leaders in the free-market movement and to exchange ideas on how to best get our country back on the path to economic prosperity.”

For more information, please visit: www.NHFreedomSummit.com


Citizens United Launching Awareness Campaign On H.J. Res. 55

Washington, DC -- Citizens United announced an awareness campaign promoting H.J. Res. 55, a Constitutional Amendment that will prohibit Members of Congress from exempting themselves from the laws they pass. H.J. Res. 55 is sponsored by Congressmen Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ). To promote this important Constitutional Amendment, Citizens United has produced a video highlighting why this proposed amendment is so important in the effort to rebuild people’s trust in government. You can view this grassroots call-to-action here.

“We introduced H.J. Res. 55 the morning that news broke that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had reached a deal with the Obama Administration to provide special Obamacare subsidies for Members of Congress and their staff,” said Congressman DeSantis. “This amendment is vital to ensure that every American plays by the same rules no matter if you are a member of the Washington elite or a small business owner in Daytona Beach.”

“I think over the years Americans have probably gotten more incensed about Congress exempting themselves from certain laws that we end up passing on to the citizens as if Members of Congress are part of an aristocracy,” said Congressman Salmon. “Every individual out there that cares about this Constitutional Republic should get on the phone and call their Member of Congress and urge them to support H.J. Res 55.”

“This Constitutional Amendment has now become necessary and Congressmen DeSantis and Salmon are setting the example for the rest of Congress. They must follow the laws that they pass,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “Members of the Washington elite should not live by a separate set of laws and this important video is a call to action urging the grassroots to support H.J. Res. 55 – call your Member of Congress today.”


Citizens United Productions Welcomes Lionsgate As A Potential Competitor In The Hillary Clinton Film Sweepstakes

Washington, DC – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United Productions, today issued the following statement on the news that Lionsgate is in initial talks about developing Rodham a film that will focus on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the best light possible as she gears up for a potential 2016 presidential bid.

“I hope Lionsgate and Director James Ponsoldt from The Spectacular Now fame are able to work out a deal to exercise their First Amendment right and bring Rodham to the big screen,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United Productions. “As producer of Hillary The Movie, my advice would be to not only focus on Hillary Clinton as a young DC lawyer in the 1970s, but also look into her career as a Little Rock lawyer at the Rose Law Firm in the 1980s, which you may recall enjoyed a great deal of media attention in the 1990s.”

Citizens United Productions, the country’s leading conservative filmmaker, is the production company behind “Hillary the Movie,” the film that brought about the landmark First Amendment Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In total, Citizens United has produced 23 highly regarded feature-length documentary films including “The Hope and The Change,” “Occupy Unmasked,” “Our Sacred Honor,” “Generation Zero,” “Fire from the Heartland,” and “America at Risk” as well as the award winning films “The Gift of Life” with Governor Mike Huckabee, “Perfect Valor,” with Senator Fred Thompson, and “Nine Days That Changed The World,” and “Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny,” with Newt and Callista Gingrich.


Citizens United Launching LiveByYourLaws.com Spending $100,000 On National Media Campaign

Washington, DC -- Citizens United announced a $100,000 national media campaign launching LiveByYourLaws.com with Louisiana Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Senator Vitter has been instrumental with the Vitter Amendment targeting the Washington elite who orchestrated a special deal to exempt themselves from Obamacare. The media campaign will kick off with a television advertisement featuring Senator Vitter that will run nationally on cable and we will also launch a dynamic internet ad campaign. You can watch the ad here.

Title: “Backroom Deal” TV (:60)

Senator David Vitter:

It was a backroom political deal:

Barack Obama ignored the law and issued a special rule. He exempted Congress from the pain of Obamacare and gave them a huge taxpayer-funded subsidy for their healthcare that no one else gets.

So, while American’s are losing their jobs, their healthcare… their patience, Congress gets a special exemption and subsidy.

Insider deals like this are why no one trusts Washington.

But we can fight back by making Washington live by the laws it passes on everyone else.

Let’s end the Washington exemption from Obamacare by acting now.

If you think Washington should live by the same laws as everyone else, sign our petition today.

Studio Voice-over:

Call 1-855-884-5297 and sign the petition -- end the Washington exemption from Obamacare.

Call 1-855-884-5297 or visit our website LiveByYourLaws.com and sign the petition.

Senator David Vitter:

Hold Congress accountable: Sign the petition today.


Unlike CNN and NBC Citizens United Productions Will Launch Hillary Film As Planned

Washington, DC – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United Productions, today issued the following statement on the news that CNN and NBC will not be releasing any Hillary Clinton film projects. In August, Citizens United sent letters to CNN and NBC calling on the networks to give Citizens United equal time when they aired their now defunct projects.

“Unlike CNN and NBC Citizens United Productions will not be deterred in uncovering the truth behind the ongoing Clinton charade,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United Productions. “As we have seen in our successes with ‘Hillary The Movie’ and most recently ‘Fast Terry’, Clinton world has unlimited storylines, nefarious characters, and an overall record American’s should be concerned about. Citizens United is currently in pre-production of our film that will no doubt shake the Clinton world to the core with a scheduled release date of early 2016. And unlike CNN and NBC we are not intimidated about airing what Bill and Hillary Clinton do not want the American people to see.”

Citizens United Productions, the country’s leading conservative filmmaker, is the production company behind “Hillary the Movie,” the film that brought about the landmark First Amendment Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In total, Citizens United has produced 23 highly regarded feature-length documentary films including “The Hope and The Change,” “Occupy Unmasked,” “Our Sacred Honor,” “Generation Zero,” “Fire from the Heartland,” and “America at Risk” as well as the award winning films “The Gift of Life” with Governor Mike Huckabee, “Perfect Valor,” with Senator Fred Thompson, and “Nine Days That Changed The World,” and “Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny,” with Newt and Callista Gingrich.


Citizens United Spending $75,000 On Statewide Radio Campaign Against Terry McAuliffe & Obamacare In Virginia Governor’s Race

Citizens United announced a $75,000 statewide radio advertisement campaign against Terry McAuliffe and in support of Ken Cuccinelli. The advertisement titled “Two Liberal Ideas” will run from September 18th to 23rd. You can listen to the ad here.

Title: “Two Liberal Ideas” Radio (:30)

Female V/O:

“It’s hard enough making ends meet without liberal politicians like Terry McAuliffe making things worse.”
“McAuliffe supports Obamacare …and now Obamacare is pushing folks into the unemployment line.”
“Employers can’t afford Obamacare’s higher taxes and red-tape…”
“Now, full-time jobs are becoming part-time jobs.”
“Obamacare and Terry McAuliffe: Two liberal ideas Virginians can’t afford.”
“Say No To Obamacare.”
“Vote Ken Cuccinelli For Governor.”

Audio Disclaimer:
“Citizens United sponsored this ad.”


Bossie Statement On Defunding Obamacare And The CR

"Citizens United and our 500,000 members and supporters are united behind a CR that does not fund Obamacare. They also support a "no" vote on any rule put up by House leadership that seeks to undermine that effort. For the House leadership to use gimmicks and try to pull the wool over the eyes of conservatives will no doubt fail and fail miserably. They should avoid the embarrassment and have a straight defund vote for the CR. The conservative movement is united by this message and House leadership must follow." - David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United 

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