Represent San Diego and the Independent Voter Project proudly announce a screening of Daniel Falconer’s award-winning anti-corruption documentary, UnRepresented. The screening will be hosted online at 6:00 PM PDT on Saturday October 10, 2020 and is free to the public.
UnRepresented is a short film with a big message: political corruption is ruining our democracy. It features accounts by democracy advocates, academics and government officials of the corrupt dealings they have witnessed. The documentary reveals the driving forces behind political corruption and the unprecedented reforms to restore a government that better serves the people.
With expert testimony from high-ranking officials, leaders in the reform movement and everyday people trying to make a difference, UnRepresented reveals the barriers that keep the federal government from enacting popular reforms to end political corruption. Through large investments in lobbying and election campaigns, special interests exercise undue control over our elected officials. In return, these same officials reward their investors with spending and tax breaks financed by never-ending debt obtained from banks, foreign governments and wealthy financiers.
While the political divide is wider than ever, the film reveals that Democratic and Republican leaders do in fact agree on basic reforms to outlaw corruption, giving us hope for nonpartisan solutions and a post-partisan future. By passing laws at the state level, Americans with differing perspectives are building momentum to force congressional action on these issues, or to bypass Congress entirely by holding a convention to amend the US Constitution.
UnRepresented serves as a rallying cry to bring people together. It introduces grassroots movements to break the cycle of corruption and the influence of money in our flawed political system and to restore our government to one that serves the people.
Panel of Experts
After the film, we will be joined by a panel of experts on the democracy reform initiatives building strength across the country to discuss the challenges of fighting back against the big money corrupting our government.
The panel will include:
- Daniel Falconer, Director, UnRepresented
- Dan Schnur, Professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and the University of California – Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and former Chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
- Greg Orman, entrepreneur, businessman and leading voice in the U.S. political independent movement.
- Abby Wood, Associate Professor of Law, Political Science and Public Policy at the USC Gould School of Law. Her research is at the intersection of law and politics, with current projects focused on dark money, regulating false political speech on social media and the effects of Citizens United v. FEC on political donors.
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Represent San Diego is a non-partisan organization working to fix our broken elections and end political bribery and secret money through many methods including Democracy Dollars, a plan to provide public funding for elections and thereby make them more representative. For information about how you can become involved in the fight to save our democracy, sign up with Represent San Diego and find out about all our reform efforts.