Saturday, March 21, 2015

Free Screening of "Citizen Koch" Monday

Subject       : Beyond the Classroom presents "Citizen Koch"
When          : Monday, March 23, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where         : 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

With the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling opening the floodgates for unlimited political spending, it's now easier than ever to buy an election. But what happens when the voters realize that the billionaires and corporations doing the buying do not have the people's best interests at heart? This question is at the core of CITIZEN KOCH, a new documentary by Academy Award-nominated directors, Carl Deal and Tia Lessin. They break down the maneuvering behind the Supreme Court case that changed the way our democracy works, making way for the 2010 elections that ushered in Tea Party politicians. The Tea Party positioned itself as a citizen-led, homegrown movement borne from patriotism, but was actually one of the most well-funded political operations in history. Republicans capitalized on this era with huge gains not just in Washington, DC, but across the country. CITIZEN KOCH asks: will big money destroy not only the Republican Party, but our democracy itself?


For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom