WELCOME TO OUR KICKSTARTER TELETHON!

From April 30-May 30th, we are doing a Kickstarter Telethon to raise money for the film.

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We hope you will enjoy our daily video and share them widely.

You'll be meeting the street artists in the film, our film partners and all the amazing work they are doing and some other fun videos.

 

DAY 30 VIDEO - STREET ARTIST MORLEY -  MAY 30TH

Meet street artist Morely.  He does his work in broad daylight and puts himself in his work.  Very cool. 

Remember it's our last day today.  The telethon is over at 6pm.  So please support the film by sharing why you think Pay 2 Play needs to be seen by all your friends TODAY!

 

DAY 29 VIDEO - IN MEMORY OF THE GREAT BOB EDGAR - MAY 29TH

It would have been Bob's 71st birthday today, so this video is to share his memory. Bob Edgar was a great man, who did so much for this country

 

DAY 28 VIDEO - MEET OUR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER HOLLY MOSHER AND AUTHOR JOHN NICHOLS - MAY 28TH

 

Holly Mosher and John Nichols share why they are in support of Pay 2 Play

 

DAY 27 VIDEO - THANK YOU X - MAY 27TH

Thank you X is not in the film, but he's in the street art journal "Where Else But The Streets", which is one of our kickstarter rewards

https://vimeo.com/channels/pay2play/96252209

 

DAY 26 VIDEO - MARCH FOR DEMOCRACY - MAY 26TH

Marianne Williamson and Kai Newkirk speak at the beginning of the March For Democracy from LA to Sacramento by 99RISE

 

DAY 25 VIDEO – ALEC MONOPOLY - MAY 25TH

Alec Monopoly expounding on the Monopoly Man he created that's running across America - like corporations are running America.

 

DAY 24 VIDEO – MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO - MAY 24TH

A few hundred people marched through Hollywood on Saturday to protest GMOs, including Wolverine

 

DAY 23 VIDEO - NISHA ANAND FROM REBUILD THE DREAM - MAY 23

Nisha works at Rebuild the Dream, which was started by Van Jones. 

 

DAY 22 VIDEO - JEFF CLEMENTS - FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE - MAY 22

Jeff is also the author of the great book "Corporations Are Not People"

 

DAY 20 VIDEO – RETHINK MEDIA - MAY 20TH

Scott Swenson from Rethink Media - a great convening group

 

DAY 21 VIDEO - LAWRENCE LESSIG - MAY 21ST

Lawrence Lessig runs Rootstrikers an amazing organization working hard against corruption in politics.  He is also a professor at Harvard and the author of "Republic Lost"

 

DAY 19 VIDEO – AN HONEST CANDIDATE - MAY 19TH

"Citizens United? You mean, Christmas?" An Honest Candidate

 

DAY 18 VIDEO – MOVE TO AMEND - MAY 18TH

Meet Daniel Lee from Move To Amend

 

DAY 17 VIDEO - LYDIA THE TATTOOED ARTIST LADY - MAY 17TH

 

DAY 16 VIDEO – DIAMOND DISTRICT – MAY 16TH

Today on the PAY 2 PLAY Kickstarter Telethon we have Diamond District performing their single "I Mean Business," the instrumental version of which appears in PAY 2 PLAY under the "Chili Hustle" we featured yesterday.  

 

DAY 15 VIDEO – DO THE CHILI HUSTLE – MAY 15TH

Today's Kickstarter video features Surya "Chili" Yalamanchili who we follow in Pay 2 Play. 

I think you'll enjoy getting to know Chili and what it takes to run for office.

 

DAY 14 VIDEO – PUBLIC CAMPAIGN – MAY 14TH

Learn more about public financing from our partner Public Campaign's Nick Nyhart and join the movement to help get ordinary citizens elected. 

 

DAY 13 VIDEO – GREGORY SIFF – MAY 13TH

Gregory is another artist appearing in Where Else But The Streets the director's journal of street artists available exclusively through our Kickstarter Campaign.

 

DAY 12 VIDEO – THE PAPER CHASE – MAY 12TH

Told in the nostalgic style of The Paper Chase, which earned John Houseman an Oscar, this performance from James Bopp -- as vice chair of the RNC concerned about people of average means participating in elections -- this, too, may be an Oscar-worthy turn. 

 

DAY 11 VIDEO – GODFATHERS OF GREED – MAY 11TH

A classic American tale of greed, excess, power and family.

 

DAY 10 VIDEO – OPENING OF PAY 2 PLAY – MAY 10TH

Watch the opening eight minutes of PAY 2 PLAY and see how our film weaves babies, Monopoly, and epic Ohio corruption into a funny, exciting kick off to a much bigger odyssey about reforming American democracy.

 

DAY 9 VIDEO – STAMP STAMPEDE – MAY 9TH

Our special guest today for our Kickstarter Telethon is Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and the group Citizens United AGAINST Citizens United.

Mike appears in PAY 2 PLAY discussing his experience founding "Citizens United Against Citizens United," only to have his group threatened by the group Citizens United over trademark infringement.

 

DAY 8 VIDEO – STAMP STAMPEDE - MAY 8TH

Turns out, money really can serve as speech, when you stamp your dollar bills with messages like "STAMP OUT CORRUPTION." Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's) tells us how his new effort to annotate currency with empowering messages has spread across the country, The Stamp Stampede, giving power to active reform efforts going on in states right now.   

 

DAY 7 VIDEO – PSA CREW - MAY 7TH

Introducing The P.S.A. Crew.  Eluding law enforcement and surviving in the Los Angeles Underground, this elite band of street artists engages in civic-minded service through subversive means.  This A-Team of taggers is part of the PAY 2 PLAY Kickstarter Telethon, going on now to help fund the release of our film!

 

DAY 6 VIDEO – WOLF-PAC - MAY 6TH

Jim Forbes from WolfPAC is a fun guy and part of our 28th Amendment National Roadshow, speaking to the Article V Convention process and how the specificity of the call for a convention by over 30 states precludes the potential for a so-called 'Runaway Convention.'

 

DAY  5 VIDEO - FREE HUMANITY - MAY 5TH

Seen all over Los Angeles, find out more about street artist FREE HUMANITY, who appears in our film.  He uses Star Wars imagery in his social issue artwork as well as Buddhist themes.

 

DAY 4 VIDEO - STAR WARS 28TH AMENDMENT - MAY 4TH

May 4th is Star Wars Day, so for the day, we created this spoof video to play with the idea that we need a 28th Amendment that Corporations Are Not People and Money Is Not Speech.

 

DAY 3 VIDEO - 28TH AMENDMENT NATIONAL ROADSHOW - MAY 3RD

Activist Michele Sutter from Money Out Voters In talks about the 28th Amendment National Roadshow.  She has also been working hard to pass SB 1272, The Overturn Citizens United Act in California.

 

DAY 2 VIDEO - REPRESENT US - MAY 2ND

Represent US does great work!  They are in the process of getting 1 million signatures for the Anti-Corruption Act.

They have a 5 step plan to help end corruption in our political system.

Also check out their awesome Daily Blog.

 

DAY 1 VIDEO - TEACHER - MAY DAY

It's the talented street artist Teacher - who is in Pay 2 Play. https://vimeo.com/channels/pay2play

He also happens to be the first artist allowed to do a painting for both the Pentagon and the US State Department! And he was an Artist in Action in Zimbabwe with Empowerment Works

https://vimeo.com/92064281

 

And support our Kickstarter Telethon!
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