February 14, 2013: Editor’s note – two years later – even more relevant! R.S., Ethical Markets
On March 1, 2011, The Story of Stuff Project released The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, an exploration of the crisis of corporate influence in American democracy. Watch the new, 8-minute movie at here, at storyofcitizensunited.org
To support those flexing their citizen muscle in Wisconsin and to celebrate the launch, the Story of Stuff Project ran a full-page ad in the Wisconsin State Journal to highlight Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s relationship with the Koch brothers. Koch Industries was one of the biggest contributors to the governor’s election campaign and gave over $1 million to support candidates during the 2010 elections. Koch-funded organizations like Americans for Prosperity, the Cato Institute and others were among the biggest boosters of “corporate free speech” when the Supreme Court was considering Citizens United v. FEC.
The Story of Stuff Project asks for help to offset the cost of the full page ad — and the entire movie release — with your tax-deductible contribution to The Story of Stuff Project. They also encourage you to sign Public Citizen’s petition for a constitutional amendment to undo the Citizens United decision.