People For the American Way

Media Advisory: Congressional Champions and Entertainment Stars Celebrate Artists and Activists Working to Get Big Money Out of Politics


Contact: Layne Amerikaner or Steve Honig at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Winning video selected among entries submitted by Americans during nationwide video competition to be announced and used for national campaign to support Democracy For All amendment

WHAT: A panel of celebrity judges including Michael Moore, Norman Lear, Kathleen Turner and Dolores Huerta, selected one video from entries submitted by everyday Americans to raise awareness of big money in politics. The winning video will be announced and used to represent the voice of Americans in a national campaign to support the Democracy For All constitutional amendment currently being considered by Congress.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

WHERE: National Press Club (Murrow room), 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (FL-21)
Kathleen Turner, Academy Award-nominated actress
Jeff Haggin, president, Say No To Big Money
Marge Baker, executive vice president, People For the American Way
Winning video creators

AGENDA: Welcome (Baker)
Amendment/initiative update (Udall/Deutch)
Contest (Haggin)
Winner announcement/presentation (Turner)

AMENDMENT: The Democracy For All Amendment, currently being considered by Congress with 144 cosponsors in the House and 41 supporters in the Senate, would overturn cases such as Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court case that paved the way for unlimited political spending by corporations and the super wealthy.

ABOUT: The Democracy For All Video Challenge ( is a project of Say No to Big Money and People For the American Way. People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. More information is available at Say No To Big Money is a nonprofit corporation with the mission of supporting the ratification of the Democracy For All Amendment that will regulate campaign contributions. More information is available at

CONTACT: Steve Honig, The Honig Company, LLC, 818-986-4300 / [email protected]

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