“Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes,” John Wellington Ellis’s startling new documentary, reveals how Politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury — through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. “Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes” is the layman’s guidebook to taking back our democracy.
The screening starts at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2 at the SLO Grange Hall, 2880 Broad Street, with discussion afterward with William Osterander. His organization, Citizen’s Congress, is a San Luis Obispo-based nonprofit combating the corruptive influence of money in our political system. Yes, it’s a big problem, but a grassroots movement is afoot to restore our democracy and put the power back in our hands. Come and get inspired.
$10 donation to HopeDance to cover venue and film license fees.