Swing Left (swingleft.org) is a national grassroots organization dedicated to turning swing states blue. Swing Left San Gabriel Valley (SL SGV) is one of hundreds of local community affiliates.
By Lauren Pressman
Two members of Swing Left SGV, Melanie Rothschild and Lotti Pharriss Knowles, came up with the idea of offering the public a chance to create short videos to submit to the inaugural One Dem Minute Film Festival.
The videos covered the following categories: Economy, Reproductive Rights, Climate Change and Getting Democrats to Vote. The idea was to refute Republican/right-wing talking points on these issues, focus on the facts and strengthen Democratic voter turnout. One Dem Minute partnered with Civic Power of Change, an organization that creates pro-bono campaigns for down-ballot candidates nationwide.
The Awards Gala on Zoom was September 18th. There were fifty submissions and twenty finalists. The One Dem Minute team invites the public to watch the winning videos. They are encouraged to share them in the most effective ways and places to get the word out about the importance of the November 2022 election.
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