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'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.

Location: Webinar

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Michigan, which held its presidential primary in March, is expecting a surge in mail-in ballots in November.

Suit to ease Michigan voting dies, but new ones born in three other states

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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'Suppressed: The Fight to Vote' Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Organizers: Fix Democracy First and League of Women Voters of Atlantic County, New Jersey

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.

Location: Webinar

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