Videos on People Power
Reclaiming the American Dream
Reclaiming the American Dream
The Way To Beat Big Money
With political scandals grabbing headlines, a grass roots coalition of citizen reformers in Connecticut put the heat on the governor and legislature to adopt public funding of campaigns. That changed Connecticut’s political landscape..
In a decade, Connecticut has become a model for the U.S. It has imposed a tight lid of $100 on campaign contributions forcing MegaDonors to the sidelines, generating more voice for little people, less clout for special interests. And it has changed the policy agenda, enabling the legislature to pass stiff gun control, paid family leave, and other social legislation.The whole political ballgame has changed.
Taking Back Our Democracy
Want to tune into the missing story of US politics – positive news that’s flying under the radar of the mainstream media?
In this video, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times journalist Hedrick Smith brings you first-hand reporting on how citizen movements are winning political reforms at the state level from North Carolina to California, Connecticut to South Dakota, and Florida to Washington State.
It’s no secret that millions of Americans are fed up with politicians rigging elections, corporations flooding our campaigns with dark money, and power brokers blocking voters at the polls. Problem is that people feel powerless to achieve about change.
But take heart. Smith has a fresh handle on this story. Watch him describe grass roots heroes and how they are fixing our broken democracy, step by step, state by state. Just listening will lift your spirits. These are stories that inspire action. As Miami organizer Jorge Mursuli puts it, ”If we can do it in Florida, you can do it in yours.”
The People vs The Politicians
People Power winning back our democracy. Citizen rebellions breaking out, state by state. It’s a great story, mostly unknown because it gets only skimpy media coverage. For us, it’s Topic #1 and you can learn lots more at our website, reclaimtheamericandream.org.
4 States Revolt vs. Politicians
2018 choice for voters – Do you want to let politicians keep rigging election district maps, or set up to an independent commission to create a level political playing field and more competitive elections?
Public Funding Gets a Winner!
Public funding of campaigns in states and cities empowers small donors and blunts influence of billionaire and corporation money.
Ohio Rebels vs Rigged Elections
Ohio, long a bellwether in U.S. elections, again signals what’s trending. Fair Districts Ohio, a grassroots reform movement, has challenged Ohio’s legislature for stacking congressional elections in favor of Republicans by manipulating district maps.
Why Voter ID Laws Matter & Where
As we head into the 2018 election, you’ll hear more about voter turnout and its importance in the battle for control of Congress. Here’s a run down of some races that could effect the outcome of the election.