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(Astro)Turf Wars

October 25, 2010, 7:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET

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About This Event

From the Tea Parties to the healthcare and climate wars, America's conservative citizens have revolted against the Obama agenda. But are these grassroots actions in fact examples of 'astroturfing'?—The practice of manufacturing citizens groups for the purpose of delivering corporate messages. Curious to find out, Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham went undercover to investigate. What he found was astroturfing on a scale greater than he could have imagined, threatening not only the heath of American democracy, but that of its citizens and the planet as a whole.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a provocative discussion immediately following the film.

Copies of (Astro)Turf Wars and Tears of a Clown will be available for purchase at the event.

Featured speakers:
Lee Fang, Researcher, ThinkProgress.org
Phil Kerpen, Vice President for Policy, Americans for Prosperity
Dana Milbank,
Washington Post op-ed columnist; author, Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America
Taki Oldham,
Director, "(Astro)Turf Wars"

Moderated by:
Brad Johnson,
Climate Researcher/Blogger, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Pizza will be served at 6:30 p.m.

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Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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