Tuesday, February 22, 2011

'Gerrymandering': Screening And Discussion On Redistricting With Director And Electeds


Gerrymandering is a practice of political corruption that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating geographic boundaries to create partisan, incumbent-protected, and neutral districts. (wikipedia)

Why should this concern us here in Carroll Gardens? Because the New York State Senate is getting ready to redraw district lines and because this process should be transparent and free of corruption.


Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Senator Daniel Squadron join the filmmaker for a post-screening conversation about how to reform the redistricting process

BROOKLYN, NY- As the NY State Senate prepares for their decennial re-drawing of district lines, New Kings Democrats, Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform, and a contingent of Brooklyn progressive organizations will co-host a screening of Gerrymandering, followed by a discussion on the topic of redistricting with Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (who also appears in the film), Senator Daniel Squadron, and the filmmaker Jeff Reichert.

The Dweck Center at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library,
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, February 23rd;
6pm: film screening
8pm: a discussion on redistricting with Assemblymember HAKEEM JEFFRIES, Senator DANIEL SQUADRON, and the filmmaker, JEFF REICHERT

HOSTED BY: New Kings Democrats, Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, Independent Neighborhood Democrats, the 57th A.D. Democratic Organization, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Progressive Association for Political Action, Brooklyn Latino Democratic Club, and Manhattan Young Democrats

Gerrymandering, an acclaimed documentary by Prospect Heights filmmaker, Jeff Reichert, made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010.

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