VIDEO: The Story of Citizens United


Watch and share The Story of Citizens United:

For more than a year, you’ve been hearing from us about the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling and Public Citizen’s campaign for a constitutional amendment to prevent a full-scale corporate takeover of our elections. [...]

We were very happy to work on this project with filmmaker, author, activist and Public Citizen board member Annie Leonard — creator of viral Internet videos like “The Story of Stuff” and “The Story of Cosmetics.”

In under nine minutes, Annie explains:

  • The history of “corporate personhood” in America.
  • The dangers of allowing disproportionate corporate influence over our lives.
  • Why a constitutional amendment is the best way to defend our democracy from an all-out assault by corporations motivated solely by an unquenchable thirst for profits.