'Slay the Dragon' Screening and Discussion
Organizer: 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.
Location: Landmark's E Street Cinema, E Street between 10th and 11th Streets NW, Washington, DC