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The Old Town Bar & Restaurant

Majority Rules Film NYC Premiere and Veterans for New York Voters Happy Hour

Meet the NYS team and screen a fantastic movie on the implementation of open primaries and rank-choice voting in Alaska. The premiere event with a filmmaker panel and special guest.

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Majority Rules Film NYC Premiere and Veterans for New York Voters Happy Hour
Majority Rules Film NYC Premiere and Veterans for New York Voters Happy Hour

Time & Location

Jun 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

The Old Town Bar & Restaurant, 45 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

About the event

Majority Rules Film NYC Premiere and Veterans for New York Voters Happy Hour

What: Majority Rules Film NYC Premiere and Veterans for All New York Voters Happy Hour

When:

  • Happy Hour - Friday, June 28, 2024, from 5:00 to 6:30
  • Film Premiere -  Friday, June 28, 2024, from 7:00 to 9:00

Where:

  • Happy Hour - The Old Town Bar & Restaurant, 45 East 18th St., New York, NY, 10003                    
  • Film Premiere -  Village East by Angelika Theatre, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY, 10003  

     

Why: Meet the NYS team and screen a fantastic movie on the implementation of open primaries and rank-choice voting in Alaska. The premiere event with a filmmaker panel and special guest.

About Majority Rules Film:

Majority Rules finds Alaska gearing up to do something no other state has ever done: adopt a pair of election reforms that will eliminate traditional party primaries and allow voters to rank their candidates by preference. Just as election workers, citizens, and politicians are beginning to adapt to this new system, the state’s longest-serving Congressman unexpectedly dies, creating an open seat and prompting a special election that will test this system months earlier than expected. As dozens of candidates – including former Governor Sarah Palin – jump into the race for the highly coveted seat, everyone must learn how these new voting reforms will change the rules of campaigning and winning. The surprising outcome of this special election sparked a groundswell of support for election reform in other states and fierce pushback from political parties and partisans, just as the Alaska general election got underway.

Veteran political documentary filmmaker AJ Schnack (Caucus, Convention) returns to the campaign trail asking whether these new Alaska reforms, an all-candidate open primary, and an instant runoff general election might be a prescription for what ails the American democratic experiment. Traveling across the country, Schnack and his crew interview reform supporters and opponents, looking at where these reforms are already in place and where they may soon be adopted. Majority Rules tackles two of our nation’s most pressing questions: How did the American electoral system become so dysfunctional, and is it possible that changing the way we vote might transform our entire system for the better?

Schedule


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Happy Hour - The Old Town Bar & Restaurant, 45 East 18th St., New York, NY, 10003

    The Old Town Bar & Restaurant

  • 2 hours

    Film Premiere

    Village East Angelika Theater

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