Democracy For America: To Feature New Documentary Film, WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price

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Appearance By Producer and Director Robert Greenwald At Democracy for DC Meetup

BURLINGTON, VT — Tonight, Democracy for America (DFA) Meetups across the country will premiere the trailer for WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price — the new documentary film from Robert Greenwald, producer and director of Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism.

Greenwald will host a nationwide conference call from the Democracy for DC Meetup, located at Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U Street, Washington, DC at 8:30 pm EST. Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America will also be featured on the call.

To join the conference call dial: 1-858-400-4040. The participant code is: 60105.

“This is a movie about American families and American ideals, a movie about one corporation crushing the American dream for millions of ordinary people — right or left, republican or democrat, red or blue,” said Greenwald.

In conjunction with the premiere of the film, Democracy for America is kicking-off its “Healthy Communities Campaign,” a nationwide grassroots effort to bring affordable health care to Wal-Mart employees. To learn more visit:

“Quality, affordable health care is a right, not a privilege that all Americans deserve,” said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. “Corporations like Wal-Mart have a responsibility to take care of its employees and its communities — hopefully this film will encourage them to do so.”

The movie depicts the every day lives of families struggling to fight against the goliath of Wal-Mart, all over the world, at all levels of society. It features current and former employees, managers and executives divulging the corporation’s inner-workings.

Democracy for America is a political action committee dedicated to building a grassroots network of fiscally responsible and socially progressive activists and candidates running for all levels of office. Through the use of grassroots tactics, coalition building strategies, activist trainings and on-line support, DFA is giving ordinary people the power to reform their own political system. There are currently 470 DFA Meetups across the country — in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.