A border and barbeque aren’t the only things Virginia and North Carolina have in common. The two states also share some of the most gerrymandered districts in the country, cozy relationships between regulators and industry, and politicians that care more about serving their donors than their constituents. A new film called ‘Democracy for Sale’ features NC native and comedian Zach Galifianakis and focuses on how big money political interests have led to a lack of environmental protection in North Carolina along with tax cuts for the upper class and corporations, education cuts, gerrymandering, and laws designed to decrease voter turnout.
Watch a clip of the film below:
Join us on Thursday, September 28th at 7 p.m. at The Historic Byrd Theatre in Carytown, along with the Virginia Civic Engagement Table for a free screening of Democracy for Sale to learn more about North Carolina politics and it’s innumerable parallels to our state and what we can do to fight back.
Following the film we will hold a panel discussion. We’re happy to announce that Lucian Read, the filmmaker, will be joining experts on coal ash, redistricting, and SJ 295, a far reaching constitutional amendment that has the power to roll back regulations and protections that currently benefit all Virginians. A big fight is brewing on this issue and not even the Governor could veto what legislators would strip away with this new power.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Film begins at 7:15 pm. Panel begins at 8:10 p.m.
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221