I believe that we can use the modern tools available to spread awareness and empower citizens, and that our collective stories can affect revolutionary reform. It is why I am committed to storytelling as a medium for activism, with citizen journalism today serving as oversight.
I am excited to participate in MayDay PAC's new video competition, #MayDayin30, where anyone can submit an ad either about money in politics or for specific candidates MayDay PAC is backing. Winners are selected by votes from peers and finalists selected by a panel that includes Lawrence Lessig, Marianne Williamson, and Shepard Fairey. I encourage you to submit!
I decided to take a satirical approach to a classic PSA -- the vintage "This is your brain on drugs" commercial, which probably did more to sell bacon than deter drug use.
Check it out and please vote for it, and then share it with anyone you know who decides to shrug at corruption. We have the power; we just have to take it.
John Wellington Ennis's new documentary PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes, follows outsiders stepping up to fight money in politics.