Join the Kiwanis Club of Fairfax and OneVirginia2021 for a showing of the film "GerryRIGGED", and a discussion of the issue of Fair Redistricting in Virgina.
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6:45 pm - Pre-discussion & Social Mingle
7:30 pm - Film Showing and Discussion
Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021, will be leading the discussion of the film and issue!
Oakton Library - Meeting Room
10304 Lynnhaven PL
Oakton, VA 22124
About the Issue:
Gerrymandering is the deliberate manipulation of legislative district boundaries for political gain. In Virginia, both Democrats and Republicans have engaged in this practice to distort the electoral process, promote the party in power, and turn competitive districts into non-competitive ones. The Washington Post has called ending gerrymandering “the biggest ethics issue facing the state.”
GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head will examine the historical context and consequences of gerrymandering through a multi-partisan lens that includes Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and the Tea Party. The documentary will explore the impact on communities and individual lives by including testimonials from strategists, political consultants, and map drawers, and by incorporating interviews with the men and women in politics who have the most to win – and perhaps lose – through reform.
OneVirginia2021 is a leader in advocating for fair redistricting in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They believe districts should be drawn with citizens’ interests in mind, encouraging healthy debate and public participation through a redistricting process that is - Independent, Objective, & Transparent.
About Kiwanis Club of Fairfax:
The Kiwanis Club of Fairfax, founded in 1956, has had a history of growth and community support that exemplifies the objects of Kiwanis. Their members are committed to community service and improvement. Fellowship is also important to the club; they enjoy a special camaraderie at our weekly dinner meetings and our service projects.