Jennifer Lawrence is the star of a new documentary about corruption in the American political system.
The film is called ‘Unbreaking America: A NEW Short Film about Solving the Corruption Crisis,‘ and lasts just over 12 minutes.
The film is by Represent.Us, an anti-corruption group, which seeks to bridge the political divide, creating anti-corruption laws that ‘stop political bribery’ and ‘fix broken elections
Against a backdrop of bright graphics, Lawrence talks about flaws in politics and makes it clear that she isn’t talking ‘about Democrats and Republicans.’
‘I’m talking about the flaws that exist in our politics system regardless of which party is in power,‘ Lawrence says.
‘…look, the government is ours. We pay for it, so it needs to work for us, and right now, it doesn’t,‘ she adds.
Lawrence highlights one of her concerns, if an issue has 0 percent support or 100 percent support, there’s only a 30 percent chance that Congress will take action on it, she says, because lobbying interests dictate policy.
Lawrence asks, ‘how do we unrig this system?‘
‘I’m obsessed with this idea, not just of unrigging it but actually fixing it,’ she continues.
She talks about changing things on the local level, ending gerrymandered voting districts, mandating transparent political spending and overhauling lobbying laws.
All of the suggested reforms are put in a ‘model law’ called the American Anti-Corruption Act.
Silver adds that politicians win in the current system so for change to occur they need to go ‘around’ Congress with cities and states all across America passing anti-corruption acts.
They present the argument that if laws are changed at the local and state level then federal officials will have almost no choice but to enact laws that would reduce the influence of money in American politics and policy.
On its website, Represent.Us says it needs 11 million people to watch the film.