Nancy Morgan, American Promise
Meanwhile in Virginia, we're still waiting for the final vote on the redistricting constitutional amendment which should happen this evening or at least this week. I hope that many of you send emails to members of the privileges and elections committee and Speaker Filler-Corn to vote on the issue.
|A Reel Progress Screening and Discussion
March 9, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. ET
Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street between 10th and 11th Streets NW
David Daley, Author of "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count" & "Unrigged: How Americans Fought Back"
Chris Durrance, Co-director, "Slay the Dragon"
Karen Hobert Flynn, President, Common Cause
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy, Center for American Progress
Every 10 years, after the U.S. census, the lines of electoral districts are redrawn—and politicians take that opportunity to manipulate the lines to their advantage, a practice known as gerrymandering. Gerrymandering undermines the will of the people, and as recent Center for American Progress reports have shown, it has concrete impacts on a wide range of issues, including limiting access to health care and preventing legislative action on gun violence.
With a new census on the horizon, it is a critical time for greater public focus on gerrymandering and how it can be prevented. "Slay the Dragon" tells the story of how citizens' groups are fighting back, with a focus on the group Voters Not Politicians, which fought to put redistricting reform on the ballot in Michigan. It is a timely and engaging film about the perils of gerrymandering—and how citizens can fight back.
Please join CAP's Reel Progress program for a screening of "Slay the Dragon" at Landmark's E Street Cinema, followed by a panel discussion with gerrymandering experts and one of the film's directors.
Magnolia Pictures and Participant open "Slay the Dragon” at the Landmark E Street Cinema on March 20.
March 9, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. ET
Landmark's E Street Cinema, 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC
Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.
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