Democracy for Sale June 5

North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home state of North Carolina to show how it has become a bellwether for the use of money by a few people to dominate our democracy. Galifianakis investigates allegations that the current state government was put in power by moneyed interests and has thus carried out a program that only benefits its backers: cuts to education, healthcare spending and environmental protection; lowering of taxes for the wealthy and corporations; and the passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot.

Monday, June 5, 6:30 pm

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall

4305 Monroe Road (near the intersection of Monroe and Wendover)

Charlotte, NC 28205

No RSVP required

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