logo

Many perspectives, 1 simple etiquette

PBS Film Digs Deep Into The Rise of the 'Democracy Rebellion'

image
Created: 07 June, 2021
Updated: 14 August, 2022
1 min read

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - The most important story not being told by the mainstream press today is the many movements that have emerged to give voters an electoral system that is truly “of, by, and for” the people. It has not, however, been overlooked by some independent filmmakers.

Represent San Diego is hosting a free online screening of the PBS film, Democracy Rebellion, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 6 PM PDT. The film explores this missing story of voter empowerment by focusing on the solutions that have emerged to flaws in the US political system, from rigged elections, to gerrymandering, to voter suppression tactics, to corruption.

The path to a representative and responsive government is not a pipe dream. It may seem like it is in the midst of the most severe partisan dysfunction and political gridlock the nation has witnessed in modern history, but pro-voter reform activities are winning monumental victories from California to Maine, from Alaska to Florida, and in several cities and states in between.

The screening of Democracy Rebellion will be followed by individuals involved with the project, including Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winning journalist Hedrick Smith, former FEC Chair Ann Ravel, Fix Democracy First Executive Director Cindy Black. Anyone interested in attending the screening and panel discussion can RSVP here.

Read more

fair maps
Gerrymandering Reform: Are We Asking the Wrong Question?
Photo Credit:  ...
01 March, 2024
-
7 min read
joined hands
10 Reasons Why Americans Are Not as Divided as You Think
Photo by on  Party leaders, politicians, and media pundits and talking heads would have US voters b...
28 February, 2024
-
7 min read
people
LetUsVote: New Campaign Launches to End Discrimination Against Independent Voters
Open Primaries, in partnership with Unite America, announced the launch of LetUsVote Wednesday, a nationwide initiative that aims to mobilize and empower independent voters, who make up the largest voting bloc in the US but are treated like second-class voters....
27 February, 2024
-
4 min read
voting
For Good or Bad, Primary Changes May Be Coming to Elections Near You
Photo Credit:  The last couple of years have seen an increase in states looking to change their prim...
26 February, 2024
-
4 min read
voted
The Primary Problem: Only 8% of Voters Elect 83% of Our Representatives
In his latest podcast, former Democratic presidential candidate and Forward Party Co-Founder Andrew ...
26 February, 2024
-
3 min read
Weber
Blame This One on Secretary of State Weber
Eight years ago, there was a competition still in play between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton wh...
26 February, 2024
-
4 min read