Join Deb Andraca and our expert panel at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 14th for a virtual discussion on Slay the Dragon and partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin.
Right here in Wisconsin and across the nation, partisan gerrymandering is silencing our democracy. Watch the acclaimed documentary Slay the Dragon and then join Deb Andraca, Assembly Candidate, and Deb Patel, a plaintiff in the WI gerrymandering case that went to the Supreme Court, for a live virtual discussion on the importance of fair maps in our state. Nick Stephanopolous and David Daley, who are featured in Slay the Dragon, will also join us for our virtual discussion.
We will not be live streaming the documentary, but you can stream the documentary on the platform of your choice: https://www.slaythedragonfilm.com/watch-at-home/.
Deborah Patel began her career as a corporate lawyer in the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner, then changed course to work in arts management. She was the first Executive Director of the Milwaukee Children's Choir, and was involved with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for many years, as interim Executive Director, as a Chorister, and as a board member. She remains an active supporter of the performing arts. Debbie is also a political organizer, a family history blogger, an experienced amateur genealogist, and a student of American history. She was a plaintiff in the now defunct Whitford gerrymandering suit and continues to pursue her primary passion: representative democracy. Debbie is also the current president of the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, which is one of the oldest women’s clubs in the United States and is housed in the first women’s clubhouse built in the United States.
David Daley is the author of the national best-seller "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count," which first revealed the depth and extent of the GOP 2010 redistricting strategy, and became the starting point for the film Slay The Dragon. His new book, Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy focuses on the citizen-led movement to win voting rights and other structural reform. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic and many other publications. He has taught at Wesleyan University and Boston College, is a senior fellow at FairVote and the former editor in chief of Salon.
Harvard Law Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos is an election and constitutional law expert. His work is particularly focused on the intersection of democratic theory, empirical political science, and the American electoral system. In addition to academic articles, he has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Atlantic, New Republic, Slate, and Vox. He has been involved in several litigation efforts as well, including two partisan gerrymandering cases based on his scholarship and decided by the Supreme Court. Stephanopoulos is a frequent television and radio commentator on legal issues. He is a co-founder of PlanScore, a website evaluating past, present, and proposed district plans. He is a member of policy reform initiatives including the Campaign Legal Center’s Litigation Strategy Council and the Committee for the Study of Digital Platforms. He was named to Politico’s 50 list of 2017.