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Deciding Vote


  • Date:
  • October 10, 2023

  • Time:
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday
  • FREE

The film rather magnificently captures the relatively unsung story of George Michaels, a former New York Assemblyman who in 1970 represented a conservative Catholic district during a time when the pro-choice/abortion rights movement was growing. Recognizing that his vote would likely cost him his political career, Michaels cast the deciding vote by switching his vote at the last minute and ensuring the passage of abortion rights in the state of New York. It was a groundbreaking decision that would eventually lead to other decisions nationwide and eventually the now recently overturned Roe vs. Wade decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.


The Producers Sherry and Doron Steger will lead a discussion after the screening.


FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.  The evening includes pizza and dessert.