News2Share footage from an anti-Citizens United rally has been featured on the cover of a new book, and it will also be featured in an upcoming documentary later this year.
Beyond Citizens United, available now on Amazon, “examines the corrupting influence of money in politics which led to the Citizens United decision and permeates our electoral process and governmental decision making.”
According to the book’s authors, John and Christine Kellett, “The book proposes a Voters’ Rights Amendment. A Voters’ Rights Amendment opens a free marketplace of ideas where candidates compete, allows all candidates,including third party candidates, to compete without the plutocracy’s approval, and establishes and protects the rights of citizens to an informed, meaningful vote- a vote that has fair value and is honestly counted.”
The cover photo was originally taken in video format by News2Share managing editor Ford Fischer and can be seen at 1:06 in the video below. The shot shows protesters carrying a banner that reads “Democracy is not for sale” and points to Public Citizen’s website:
The same shot will also be featured in the upcoming documentary We the People 2.0. According to the film’s website:
We the People is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. The film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumping, drilling and mining in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the “best democracy in the world.” These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people. These people are frontally challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves. Thomas Linzey, a nonprofit attorney’s inspiring words shows how, we, the people, can turn this around and lay claim to our democracy. This movement is building as you read this, not just in this country but around the world; our film shows how and where it all began.