Services Provided

  • Campaign design
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Original resource creation
  • Grassroots screenings
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Film Credits

Director: Rachel Lears
Year of release: 2019

From director Rachel Lears, Knock Down the House follows the incredible stories of four women—Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Paula Jean Swearengin, and Amy Vilela—who decide to run for office against all odds. At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these women set themselves on a journey that changed their lives and country forever.

We’re partnering with groups advancing civic engagement among underrepresented communities and supporting their use of the film as a capacity-building and organizing tool.

Highlights of our current work on this campaign include:

  • Over 300 screenings in 40 states and 27 countries
  • Justice for Migrant Women hosted a screening to kickstart their civic engagement work in rural America.
  • Make the Road used the film to sustain and energize their team of organizers fighting for justice among immigrant and working-class communities.
  • Malikah is incorporating the film into their Leadership Institute for nationwide organizers building power for historically oppressed women.
  • MOVE Texas hosted a screening and workshop to spark civic engagement among Latinx youth in Laredo, TX.
  • IGNITE screened film clips at select YoungWomenRun convenings, to train young women interested in running for office.

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