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					                           “GERRYMANDERING – The Movie”
                               Sunday, January 16, 2011

                                    Pohick Regional Library
                     6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke, VA 22015, 703-644-7333

                       Social Gathering 1:30 PM, Program starts at 2:00 PM

In a continuing effort to educate the League of Women Voters (LWV) members AND the public, the
Fairfax Area and Prince William Area Leagues have agreed to rent the movie “Gerrymandering.” A
convenient location to both counties is Pohick Library where the movie will be shown. Dr. McDonald
from GMU will introduce and comment on the movie (with Q&A in available time).

The LWV, on a local, state and national level has worked tirelessly, in an effort to better the
redistricting process. Showing this movie is another way to help constituents understand current
redistricting practices (in which gerrymandering takes place) in the hope for a better process.

The political documentary “Gerrymandering” was financed by Green Film Company and written and
directed by Jeff Reichert. Reichert thought „Gerrymandering‟ was a fascinating untold story that
begged for feature-film treatment. He noted, “... viewers are going to be stunned by what they see.”
Production started in California with Reichert and director of photography Gary Griffin following
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful push to pass Proposition 11.”

Dr. Michael P. McDonald is Assistant Professor of Government and Politics in the Department of
Public and International Affairs at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings
Institution. His research interests include voting behavior, redistricting, Congress, American political
development, and political methodology. Dr. McDonald is currently working on developing open-
source redistricting software that is accessible through a web browser. He has worked as a
redistricting consultant for numerous states and is frequently quoted in the media regarding United
States elections. He currently serves on the advisory boards of the Overseas Vote Foundation and the
Non-Profit Voter Engagement Network. He has formerly served on the Board of Directors for the
Virginia Public Access Project.

The Leagues are hoping that the room will be filled on January 16! Please spread the word about this
movie. Bring family, friends and neighbors!

				
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