Voting rights are the essential fuel of democracy. If we can't trust that our electoral system is fair and properly overseen, we're screwed.
This is a non-partisan issue. And should concern everyone who gives a damn about the power of the people to scare this hell out of the elites.
Sensible people from across the political spectrum understand that bad laws and corrupted institutions can and will be exploited by ANY party.
The makers of this documentary have been busting their butts to get this done and distributed in time to inform Canadians what's at stake in the upcoming election.
Here's the blurb from the gofundme site.
Help us get this doc on the road before the election!
In a few weeks Canadians will head back to the polls without any clear assurance the last federal election delivered the results they voted for.
Documentary filmmaker Peter Smoczynski has just completed a 42 day road trip across Canada from Guelph to Whitehorse interviewing and filming recipients of the harassment, live and robo calls which took place in 234 out of 308 ridings in the 2011 federal election.
MPs, journalists, scholars, court challenge litigants, and experts on the Fair Elections Act, voter micro-targetting and professional voter suppression techniques imported from the U.S. also lend their voices and expertise to the film.
When the writ drops, Peter plans to have an abbreviated version of the full length film ready to tour across the country from church basements and libraries to movie houses.
This is where you come in.
The film is running on fumes here.
We urgently need your help with post-production and editing expenses to get this doc out into the public eye before the upcoming election.
Please check back for details of our progress and information on future tour dates.
Producer's overview of the film can be viewed here .
Thank you for your time.
The Script & Film Co.
People give dough to the damnedest things. But this project seems not to have the "right" kind of appeal.
Beats the shit out of me why not.
Please consider contributing. And/or pass the info around your networks.
At the moment, $855 of the goal of $10,000 has been raised by 16 people in 15 hours.
UPDATE: Sunday, August 2, 8:30 a.m.: $1515 raised.