This Tuesday, October 19 the Yes on 20/No on 27 campaign is hosting a local screening of the new, critically-acclaimed film Gerrymandering at the Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento. The movie will start at 7 p.m. The film’s director, Jeff Reichert, will introduce the film and there will be a brief discussion afterwards with members of the coalition and moviegoers.
Gerrymandering looks at the practice of politicians around the country drawing their own election districts to protect their jobs and power. The campaign wants voters to know that voting Yes on 20 and No on 27 can eliminate this practice in California.
The film is relevant because Prop 20, on the November ballot, will extend the redistricting reforms voters approved in 2008 so that the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, instead of Sacramento politicians, will draw congressional districts in addition to state Assembly and Senate districts. Prop 20 will stop Sacramento politicians from drawing "safe" districts for their friends in Congress, which virtually guarantees their reelection even when they ignore the needs of voters. By supporting Prop 20, voters can help ensure that all California politicians are held accountable and put an end to the backroom deals that have characterized the politician-controlled redistricting system for decades.
The Crest Theatre is located at 1013 K Street, Sacramento. The event is free to the public. Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis, so arrive early.