Washington, D.C. — “We the People: The Market Basket Effect” traces the events that led 25,000 employees and 2 million customers across New England to stand behind embattled CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and wrest control of a multibillion-dollar grocery empire from an activist board of directors led by Artie T.’s cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas. On Monday, November 9, the Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress film series will host Ted Leonsis and Gov. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) for a screening of the film, panel discussion, and audience Q&A.
A vivid and thorough portrayal of the most memorable labor protest in recent American history, “We the People” investigates a question at the heart of ongoing economic debate: Can regular people really band together to alter the balance of power in major corporations, or is the case of Market Basket a fairy-tale victory?
The film was directed by Tommy Reid and produced by Ted Leonsis, Nick Buzzell, Robert Friedman, and Mike Buzzell.
The event is open to media but space is limited and an RSVP is required. To RSVP, email Allison Preiss at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: This event is a screening only and is not for review purposes.
Gov. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Ted Leonsis, Producer, “We the People”; Cofounder and Partner, Revolution Growth; Founder, Majority Owner, Chairman, and CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St. NW
Washington, D.C., 20004
Monday, November 9, 2015
6:30 p.m. ET – 9:00 p.m. ET