February 22, 6:30--8:45 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium
The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a screening of the movie Gerrymandering and subsequent panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, at the Humphrey Center. The two major political parties are gearing up this year for a once-in-a-decade process to draw new federal and state legislative districts. This process could potentially threaten to reverse our democratic process - instead of voters choosing their legislators, the legislators and the major parties will choose their voters, with little or no input from citizens. Gerrymandering is a provocative documentary that examines how the redistricting process can be manipulated to control political outcomes. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with former Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum, Senator Larry Pogemiller, and moderated by Star Tribune editorial writer Lori Sturdevant.