'Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote' — Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Public Education & Democracy
Organizer: Fix Democracy First
Join the Badass Teachers Association and Fix Democracy First for an exciting event and special screening of the documentary "Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote." The film will be followed by a panel discussion on "Public Education & Democracy: Strengthening the Relationship to Elevate Our Voices." Watch the trailer.
Michigan's top court has decided not to weigh in on one of the emerging big issues of the November election: whether absentee ballots delayed in the mail should still count.
The state Supreme Court decision means that Michigan, like most of the presidential battlegrounds and 33 states altogether, will only open and tabulate envelopes that have landed at election offices by the time polls close on Election Day. As a result, the franchise may be denied to millions nationwide unless the beleaguered Postal Service is able to keep up with the coming torrent of mailed-in ballots.
Friday's decision was part of the latest flurry of legal developments over voting rights — including a lawsuit, similar to the one in Michigan, to make Indiana count late-arriving ballots, along with two fresh suits to relax absentee voting rules in Ohio and a bid to force South Carolina to make elections safer for people vulnerable to the coronavirus.
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- Mail-in voting benefits neither party, is nearly fraud-free - The Fulcrum ›
- Lessons from Oregon, the top-ranked vote-by-mail state - The Fulcrum ›
- Biden backs vote-at-home, says Trump out to undermine election ... ›
Join a free virtual film screening and panel discussion of "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote," a documentary by Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films, who will be joining us to introduce the film. The film weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. Guest panelists will include: Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia; Nancy Hedinger, President of LWVNJ; and other representatives from the LWVNJ. View the trailer.
Organizer: Campaign Legal Center
Join Campaign Legal Center virtually for a screening of "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook." "Rigged" chronicles how the right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks. In this age of COVID-19 and the associated stresses on voter access, the need to see this award-winning documentary has never been greater—nor more timely. We hope you can make it!