On the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, in September of 2012, I launched The Undercurrent, a grassroots political web-show in collaboration with The Young Turks Network. I had been a member of the Occupy Los Angeles media team as a blogger; soon became a self-taught videographer; and then travelled the country to film protests. The idea behind the show was to cover rallies, protests, conferences, and other events across the political spectrum, and get activists, advocates, and legislators on the record on a range of issues, but with a particular focus on Wall Street reform, money in politics, and climate change.
In 2013, I moved to Washington, DC to work for American Family Voices, a progressive non-profit that sponsors the show to this day. Along the way, I have held many politicians accountable, gone undercover at ALEC conferences, exposed the Koch brothers, and counter-stung conservative conman James O’Keefe.
But this show is like David vs. Goliath — I have a small team and limited financial resources. If you appreciate independent journalism, please consider donating to American Family Voices.