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CAMPAIGN

SCREENINGS & IMPACT CAMPAIGN

Inequality For All (Dir. Jacob Kornbluth, 2013)

Led INEQUALITY FOR ALL’s key 50-State-Capital Tour campaign: Screening the film for legislators and audiences in every capital in the United States, along with facilitated discussions and virtual appearances by former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich by building coalitions of organizations whose work focused on addressing rising inequality and austerity to work together to co-host these prominent events. We wrapped it around a key date, the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, and used large partner organizations, such as the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, to get their state-level affiliates on board, which could become the hub around which other organizations were brought on. The act of organizing the screenings was simultaneously an act of political organizing: bringing groups together in each city that may not have worked together previously around common cause. The impact campaign for INEQUALITY FOR ALL was a tremendous success. Listed as a top 10 impact doc, the film reached many thousands of viewers through community screenings around the country.

Synopsis:

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich—professor, best—selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves.

Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this INCONVENIENT TRUTH for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.