Common Cause Delaware and its partners invite the public, together with state elected officials, to a free screening and discussion of Robert Reich’s new movie, "Inequality for All," at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, at the Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza. No reservations are necessary.
Debuting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, "Inequality for All" features Reich as he demonstrates how the widening income gap and the public policies that helped create it have devastated the American economy and the middle class. Reich, a professor and best-selling author, is the current president of the national organization Common Cause and was secretary of Labor under President Clinton. This screening is part of the 50-state capital tour funded by the Ford Foundation. Dover-area legislators have all been invited to cohost the event and participate in discussion following the film.
The film is a portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the consolidation of wealth by a few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects everyone.
The film touches on wages, education, financial sector accountability, the U.S. tax system, and Citizens United/election reform. A two-minute trailer is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCbAyk8aRxI, and for more information, go to inequalityforall.com.
This event is hosted by Common Cause Delaware, the Dover Public Library, Americans for Democratic Action, Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement, Kent County League of Women Voters, Kent County Progressives, and Pacem in Terris.