We are joining the Wisconsin Association for Justice to welcome filmmaker Susan Saladoff for a special screening of her powerful and illuminating documentary, "Hot Coffee." It's about how corporations are distorting the truth and the law to limit the rights of people hurt by corporations. We think it is a must-see film!
If you've been following our reporting on the American Legislative Exchange Council, you know that the first bill ALEC alumnus Scott Walker signed into law this year was far-reaching, so-called "tort reform" legislation that echoed some key ALEC model provisions and limited the rights of Wisconsin citizens injured or killed by corporations. Recent ALEC award winner Rick Perry, Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate, is touting similar changes he signed into law that protect corporate wrongdoers at the expense of injured Americans.
Everyone thinks they know about the McDonald's "hot coffee" case. The myth was pushed by corporate shills into pop culture as an example of how citizens supposedly took advantage of America's legal system for personal gain. "Hot Coffee" tells the real story about the "tort reform" spin and what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman severely injured by McDonalds' ultra hot coffee. After seeing this film, you'll know who really profited from spilling hot coffee and about other efforts by corporate lawyers and lobbyists to try to take away your rights if someone you love is harmed or taken from you by corporate negligence or greed.
Please join us at this special event here in Madison and get armed with the powerful truth. A special Q&A session with the film's director will follow the screening.
The option to RSVP early has closed, so please arrive at about 6:30 to reserve a seat for this important film and ask your friends and neighbors to join you and join us for this free event!
When: Friday, September 30, 2011 7:00-9:30p.m.
Where: DeLuca Forum, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI (between University Ave. & Campus Dr.)