UNDER THE INFLUEN$E raises one
of the most important questions
the American people have ever faced -
HAS OUR DEMOCRACY BEEN STOLEN?
Fusing secrecy with big money, global corporations and private interests have gradually gained control of our government and are now writing laws that dismantle our great republic.
But if the “voice of the people” has been overtaken by corporate domination, is there any way to restore our democracy? Numerous experts in the film say YES THERE IS!
The film presents evidence from across the land that a new national awakening is at hand. This intersection of awareness and action is the perfect opportunity to launch the revolutionary reform our government needs, and could be the catalyst to restore our democracy.
All political action begins with each citizen making the commitment to become educated about the issues.
Here are the top 3 things you can do right now:
She has published ten books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Williamson is also the force behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the information and tools needed to be political candidates. Through these seminars, she encourages women to run for office and align their politics with their spiritual values.
Professor Chomsky has argued that the major sources of international terrorism are the world’s major powers, led by the United States; a terrorism designed to eliminate democracy worldwide and to destroy third world cultures for the cheap acquisition of their natural resources.
Daryl Hannah has been an effective, passionate activist and advocate for a more ethical and sustainable world for decades. She has been arrested three times for actions of conscience, most recently in an attempt to end Mountaintop Removal coal mining and at the White House along with other 1200 over citizens, to try to stop dangerous Keystone XL pipeline from getting approval. Daryl is dedicated to sharing solutions on how to live more harmoniously with the planet and all other living things.
Areas of particular concern to Ralph Nader are consumer protection, environmentalism and America’s Democracy. After a lifetime of advocating for issues affecting public health and safety, he has turned much of his focus toward the corporate takeover of democracy in America and what American citizens must do to take back their democracy.
Gov. Granholm leads a campaign for a national clean energy policy, that promotes and funds research and manufacturing for solar, wind and advanced battery industries in the United States. She has also advocated for creating a ‘race to the top’ initiative for private entrepreneurs to establish a competition, whereby new energy technology inventors would compete for funding in each state.
David Cobb left his law practice in Houston, Texas to devote himself full-time to political activism to achieve real democracy in the United States. As national spokesperson for Move to Amend , he speaks out about the need to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling Citizens United v. FEC, which gave corporations the same legal rights status as people and consequently opened a floodgate of corporate money into US elections and helped to solidify the corporate grip on America’s Democracy.