Citizen Primer plans to release six short videos explaining government functions that are poorly understood by the public. The topics that will be explored are Social Security, Medicare, The Affordable Care Act, securities regulation, the deficit/debt, and the progressive tax code. These topics were chosen as they are all poorly understood by the public and are commonly addressed in the public sphere through misinformation and hyperbole. The project intends to explain these concepts in an unbiased way, beginning a conversation that is critical to citizenship in the new millennium.
These short pieces are meant for anyone that has an interest in domestic US politics, though they are targeted at low-information voters. This project will remind voters (and future voters) of the relevance of the political process to their lives and give them a more complete knowledge of these processes. We hope the pieces also act as a model for effecting change in their world, encouraging others to create similar pieces as a form of social advocacy.
I designed and animated these two. Project headed by Eric Patrick.