Dina Galassini is a political activist and resident of Fountain Hills, Ariz. In October 2011, she emailed friends urging them to join her in opposing her town’s issuance of nearly $30 million in new bonds. Almost immediately she received a letter from the town clerk telling her to stop speaking until she had registered with the town as a “political committee” under Arizona’s campaign finance laws.
Arizona Citizen Files First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Speech Regulations
Arizona wants to bar people from joining together to protest local ballot measures without first registering with the government.