David Daley & Sam Wang: Unrigged — How Americans Are Battling back to Save Democracy
Organizer: Princeton Gerrymandering Project
Labyrinth Books, the Woodrow Wilson School, and the Princeton Public Library invite you to hear a revelatory account by the best- selling author of Ratf**ked, which will give you hope that America's fragile democracy can still be saved. He will be joined by Princeton scholar and neuroscientist Sam Wang, director of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project
In his new book, Unrigged, Daley charts a vibrant political movement that is rising to oppose and undo the damage to democracy done by gerrymandering. With his trademark journalistic rigor and narrative flair, Daley reports on Pennsylvania's dramatic defeat of a gerrymander using the research of ingenious mathematicians and the Michigan millennial who launched a statewide redistricting revolution with a Facebook post. He tells the stories of activist groups that paved the way for 2018's historic blue wave and won crucial battles for voting rights in Florida, Maine, Utah, and nationwide. In an age of polarization, Unrigged offers a vivid portrait of a nation transformed by a new civic awakening, and provides a blueprint for what must be done to keep American democracy afloat.