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How Democracy Works Now, Story 7, Ain't the AFL for Nothin'
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story 7 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 1 hour 12 mins
Fall, 2003: Esther, Senator Kennedy's Immigration Counsel, has 8 weeks to accomplish a small miracle -- convince business and labor to agree on a comprehensive immigration deal, and find a Republican to co-sponsor the bill. Meanwhile, the Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride buses travel cross-country to lobby Congress,...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story 7 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 1 hour 12 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story Eleven, The Senate Speaks
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Eleven (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 36 mins
January, 2006: The House just passed the toughest anti-amnesty, enforcement-only bill in history. Finally the Senate tackles immigration reform, and a markup begins. Millions of people take to the streets, and at last a bi-partisan Kennedy-McCain bill goes to the Senate floor. But leaders in both parties seem t...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Eleven (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 36 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story Five, The Kids Across the Hill
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Five (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 22 mins
Winter, 2003: As the new Congress begins, pro-immigration advocates see a Kennedy bill as their the best bet. But across the Hill in the House, young staffers for two Republican congressmen from Arizona, Jim Kolbe and Jeff Flake, are quietly crafting something revolutionary — a guestworker bill with a path to ci...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Five (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 22 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story Four, Sam In the Snow
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Four (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 33 mins
Summer, 2002: Instead of immigration reform, the White House proposes the creation of a Department of Homeland Security. Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas is the one Republican senator who doesn’t fall in line— and they need his vote. Through the summer he fights for a better deal for refugees and asylum seeker...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Four (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 33 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story Nine, Protecting Arizona
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Nine (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 39 mins
Summer, 2004: In Arizona, grassroots opponents of comprehensive immigration reform launch a wildly popular ballot initiative, PROTECT ARIZONA NOW. Alfredo Gutierrez, legendary ex-politician and radio host, is galvanized to try to beat it. Eventually national groups realize: if things go badly in Arizona, they wi...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Nine (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 39 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story One, The Game Is On
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story One (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 31 mins
Summer, 2001: Secret negotiations between the governments of the U.S. and Mexico break into front page news, igniting a national debate over immigration. The moment seems like an incredible alignment of the stars, as advocates maneuver politicians to move further and faster. Then 9/11 attacks shatter those hopes...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story One (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 31 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story Six, Marking Up the Dream
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Six (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 59 mins

October, 2003: Because the DREAM act is a small bi-partisan bill to help kids, supporters are optimistic. But anti-immigrant groups see it as "amnesty for illegals".

Inside the Senate Judiciary Committee, the markup is heated. After two weeks, an amended version is finally recommended for full Senate debate.

But w...

directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Six (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 59 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story Ten, Brothers and Rivals
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Ten (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 33 mins
Fall, 2004 - Spring, 2005: Congressmen Kolbe and Flake both face determined opponents who capitalize on Arizona anger over 'amnesty for illegals.' Their very different campaigns, both hot and colorful, leave the winners vowing to do something about immigration. By winter, staffers for Kennedy, McCain, Kolbe, Fl...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Ten (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 33 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story Twelve, Last Best Chance
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Twelve (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 42 mins
Spring, 2007: This year, immigration supporters expect great things. But Senator Kennedy has lost his partner Senator McCain to presidential primaries, and Republicans now put a very different offer on the table. Deep at the heart of this fast-moving story lies a moral tale of modern American politics. Ted Ken...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Twelve (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 42 mins
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How Democracy Works Now, Story Two, Mountains and Clouds
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directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Two (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 33 mins
Spring, 2002: Kennedy and Brownback have rejoined forces, though security is now the focus. Their Border Security Bill must come before immigration reform... but Senate action is halted by Appropriations Chairman Robert Byrd, Kennedy’s longest-serving and most-feared colleague. When the White House proposes a...
directed by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 and Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010, in How Democracy Works Now, Story Two (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 33 mins
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