Corporations vs. Democracy: The Movie
From: Robert Weissman, President
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 12:37 PM
Public Citizen is going viral!
For more than a year, you've been hearing from us about the U.S. Supreme
Court's "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" ruling and Public
Citizen's campaign for a constitutional amendment to prevent a full-scale
corporate takeover of our elections.
*Now, there's a fun video that shows how we got to this pivotal moment for
our nation, and how we can work together to win a historical victory for We,
Watch the animated short film "The Story of Citizens United v. FEC: Why
Democracy Only Works When People are in Charge" now. [
We were very happy to work on this project with filmmaker, author, activist
and Public Citizen board member Annie Leonard - creator of viral Internet
videos like "The Story of Stuff" and "The Story of Cosmetics."
In under nine minutes, Annie explains:
- The history of "corporate personhood" in America.
- The dangers of allowing disproportionate corporate influence over our
- Why a constitutional amendment is the best way to defend our democracy
from an all-out assault by corporations motivated solely by an unquenchable
thirst for profits.
*This movie is going to take our amendment campaign to the next level.*
Watch "The Story of Citizens United" now! [ http://democracyisforpeople.org/
*Enjoy the film, then get the word out through email, Facebook and Twitter
to your friends, family members, neighbors and colleagues.*
Democracy is for people. Corporations are not people.
President, Public Citizen
P.S. Visit our brand-new campaign website, DemocracyIsForPeople.org [
http://democracyisforpeople.org/ ], to learn more about how you can get
involved in this critical movement.