“American Spring” Documentary Series on Democracy Reforms Released #rankedchoicevoting #campaignfinance #gerrymandering #Resources #anticorruption

Michael Deal

American Spring,” a documentary short film series examining democracy reform issues, is being released this week and is available for free to the reform community for education and advocacy use. The first episodes explore public campaign finance solutions; Michigan’s 2018 citizen movement that reformed anti-gerrymandering laws; and Maine’s 2018 Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) experience. The 10-minute episodes are designed for both offline and online viewing events hosted by groups or individuals.

The series blends original stories with commentary by experts, such as two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith and activists like Katie Fahey, along with interviews with representatives from RepresentUS, Open Democracy, the Brennan Center for Justice, and American Promise.