With letters A-G already released, Pay2play.tv/a_to_z is a great new project released by the makers of the documentary Pay 2 Play.
Each one of the letters, released daily, contain links relating to the subject at hand and unique sponsors in support of a related cause, making the list appealing to everyone from the casual observer to the probing skeptic.
With great information and a well-organized style and launch, this latest tool against money in politics sheds light on the myriad of different ways money in politics affects every aspect of our lives. Together, through building the knowledge, and the support that naturally comes with it, we can get back our representative democracy.
Browse below for issues important to you, click a card to enter manual slideshow, or hover over auto slideshow at the bottom of this page.
From pay2play.tv: In 2013-14, the agribusiness industry spent $76.8 million in lobbying and $64.1 million in contributions to protect a status quo that includes billions in unneeded insurance subsidies for a very profitable industry, widespread use of potentially unhealthy pesticides and unregulated, unsustainable farming practices. #KochVsPope
From pay2play.tv: The end of Glass-Steagall allowed banks holding the investments of everyday Americans to pursue riskier and riskier strategies in pursuit of greater returns with the guaranteed support of the government. The finance, insurance and real estate industry has spent hundreds of millions more on lobbyists and contributions than any other sector.
From pay2play.tv:While the Appalachians are starting to move on from the coal industry, the damage remains. Ruined landscapes where once was there was vibrant growth, trees and rivers. And those who stayed have been infected by lung cancer from the coal dust leftover.
From pay2play.tv: President Eisenhower first warned of the military-industrial complex in 1960 and the industry remains one of the most powerful to this day, taking public funds and recycling them to politicians in the form of lobbying and contributions that guarantee a steady flow of new weapons contracts. The industry spent $127.7 million on lobbying in 2014 alone.
From pay2play.tv: The cost of going to college has increased 1,000% since the 1970s so schools have to charge more to attend. Moreover, a surge in private, often online education at all levels endangers students’ education, their wallets and their future earnings.
From pay2play.tv: Safe water is a human right, yet Congress and the EPA lagg on creating regulations that protect our aquifers from fracking. Chemicals used in fracking, which end up in our water supply are still secret. When local citizens stand up, the industry bullies them with coordinated campaigns and appeals to state legislators to protect their bottom line. #KochVsPope
From pay2play.tv: Despite overwhelming bipartisan support to know what’s in our food, governments have been slow to enact legislation to label GMOs. Whenever it’s on a ballot, agribusiness pours millions into creating propaganda, drowning out opponents.