WAmend sponsored a wonderful presentation on September 28, 2013, by young Move to Amend leader Ashley Sanders. Ashley demonstrated that Citizens United was only one case in a parade of legal decisions favoring corporations over people and transforming money into political speech.
Then, watch a delightful, fast-moving, partly-animated, 8-minute video that explores the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy. Stars Annie Leonard. Courtesy of Story of Stuff Project.
Watch a Bill Moyers Show – Dollarocracy Authors Interview – 31 minutes
And if you want to get seriously inspired, view Laurence Lessig’s Ted Talk “We the People and the Republic We Must Reclaim” from February, 2013. Lessig believes there’s another path than a Constitutional Amendment, though. WAmend disagrees.
Wealth Inequality in America: Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. Published November 2012.
Bill Moyers interviews Trevor Potter: The former FEC chairman, a Republican, joins Bill to discuss how American elections are bought and sold, who covers the cost, and how the rest of us pay the price.
Russell Brand on inequality and the corrupted political system – awesome, from October 2013.
RepresentUs – Lobby Lunch – 3 minutes
The Young Turks – McCutcheon – Elizabeth Warren – WOLF-PAC 8 minutes
Slow Money – Jeff Clements – 16 minutes
Jeff Clements at constitution society 11/ 30 /2010 – 5 minutes
John McCain on Citizens United – 3 minutes
Meet The Press John McCain on Citizens United – 1 minutes
Common Cause Colorado – Elena Nunez 2 minutes
Colbert – I’m a Super-PAC and so can you
Colbert interview on ThisWeek
Colbert – on Super PACs
Maine 2012 Election Debate Candidate Angus King – CU worst decision in 100 years
Tavis Smiley Show with – John Nichols – 26 minutes
Signature Gathering Tips – 8.5 minutes (From WA I-1098 campaign, 2010 )
Signature Gathering Tips – 13 minutes (From CA Prop 34 campaign, 2012)