January 5, 2009

Encouraging Americans to Think More Deeply About Democracy

VOTE DEMOCRACY! encourages everyone-particularly young Americans and new voters-to get involved in the democratic process. Since September 2007, ITVS, in partnership with leading community-based organizations, has spearheaded a series of town halls, voter registration events, online video talkback and public screenings of films from the 2007-2008 season of Independent Lens-all designed to help citizens think more deeply about their place in America's grand experiment. Highlights have included a town hall in Oakland on the electoral process hosted by NPR's Richard Gonzales and an exclusive screening and discussion of "Iron Ladies of Liberia" at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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