- Today: Democracy Happy Hour, October 26 @ 5 pm PT: Voting Rights: From Jim Crow to Today
- Dark Money screening & discussion, Nov 4th @ 6:30 pm PT
Democracy Happy Hour October 26 @ 5 pm PT!
Grab a drink and come hear about the latest democracy news, ongoing efforts to fix democracy, and actions you can take at our weekly Democracy Happy Hour, Wednesdays @ 5 pm PT.
Today's topic for October 26, 2022: Voting Rights: From Jim Crow to Today
Upcoming Topics in November:
- Nov 2 – The Midterms: What can we expect?
- Nov 9 – Midterm Election Report
- Nov 16 – Creating an Inter-Movement “Generative Change” Community to Save & Strengthen Our Democratic Republic with Walter Roberts & Caleb Christen
- Nov 23 – NO Democracy Happy Hour this week – Holiday Break
Please submit any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dark Money – Film Screening & Discussion November 4th @ 6:30 pm PT
Dark Money – Virtual Film Screening & Discussion via Zoom
Friday, November 4th @ 6:30 pm PT
Register to get the Zoom link to attend: HERE
We are pleased to present an online screening of the political thriller Dark Money. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov.
The film takes viewers to Montana and analyzes the influence of corporate money on government officials and elections. Dark money, directed by Kimberly Reed, follows John S. Adams of the Montana Free Press, who plays a crucial role as an investigative reporter that has been “chasing the money” and investigating state politics for several years. The story describes how the 2010 ruling of Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court, a vital supreme court decision regarding finance laws, has impacted corporate interests in the political scene of Butte, Montana, and is now a rising source of national concern. As Montana’s former attorney general, Steve Bullock, tries to stop the supreme court rule and the spread of dark money from being applied in the state, the people of Montana find themselves at the forefront of the fight.
Please join us online on November 4th at 6:30 PM PST for a screening of the film followed by a community discussion with guest speaker Cindy Black, executive director of Fix Democracy First.
Sponsors: High School Meaningful Movies group, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, Mount Baker Meaningful Movies, Tacoma Meaningful Movies, Spokane Meaningful Movies, Port Townsend Meaningful Movies, Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon, and Fix Democracy First.
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on November 10th @ 7 pm PT
Meaningful Movies Project is hosting it’s 2022 Awards Celebration on Thursday, November 10th at 7 pm PT.
Join our friends, the Meaningful Movies Project, for a night of fun and celebration, as they raise a toast to honor filmmakers, organizations and individuals who have made it possible for Meaningful Movies Project to continue doing amazing work in communities throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Meaningful Movies Project Manager, Melinda Raebyne, will be your host for the evening along with co-host, Lavinda Lyfe. They will be joined by special guests; spoken word artist Sharon Williams and a musical performance by Dain Norman. There will be an after-party where guests can meet and greet filmmakers and artists. And everyone who attends will receive some E-SWAG!
We can’t do this work without you!