Annie Leonard unveiled a new film in the “Story of Stuff” series this morning. Her latest offering, The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, is “an exploration of the crisis of corporate influence in American democracy.”
Leonard digs into the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision to allow corporations to contribute without limits to political campaigns.
In eight minutes, Leonard unpacks the problems of corporate interests in a democracy. As she notes, “53 of the biggest economies on earth are corporations.” Leonard adds, “85 percent of Americans think corporations have too much influence in our democracy.”
Are you part of that 85 percent, readers? Do you think democracy works better when people are in charge, rather than corporations? Check out the video and let us know: