Journalist Hedrick Smith is the executive producer of the recently-released PBS documentary, The Democracy Rebellion. In the 56-minute film, Smith, a Pullitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor, documents a number of grass roots efforts around the country that have made a difference in creating real democratic reform.
The stories told in the documentary include: exposure of dark money funding in California; a push for public funding of campaigns in Connecticut; gerrymander reform in Florida; and other examples of citizens organizing, marching, and working together for positive change.
Clips, photos, and more information about the documentary can be found on the PBS page featuring The Democracy Rebellion for viewing.
Not Washington, but grassroots America. Not stale gridlock, but fresh reforms. Not negative ads and billionaire donors, but positive change and citizen activists pressing for gerrymander reform, voting rights for former felons, limits on lobbyists, and winning surprising victories to make elections fairer and more inclusive in states as varied as Florida, California, North Carolina, South Dakota, Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, Missouri, Utah and more.
The documentary is also available to watch on YouTube.
Find more information about democracy reform efforts around the country, and about Hedrick Smith's work, on the Let's Reclaim the American Dream website.