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‘Knock Down the House’ Screening Set in St. Pete

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Knock Down the House takes viewers behind the scenes as four determined women — including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.

ST. PETERSBURG – Knock Down the House is the 2019 documentary film that tells the story of four working-class women who defy the odds to run for Congress.

“When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure.

After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system.

Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood.

Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decided to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress.Their efforts resulted in a legendary upset.

Join the Pinellas County Chapter of the Network of Spiritual Progressives at Unity of St. Petersburg, 6168 First Ave N, for a free screening of Knock Down the House at 7 p.m. June 20.

For information about Knock Down the House or to watch a trailer for the film, go to

Photos courtesy of Knock Down the House.

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