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Discussion – Suppressed: The Fight to Vote (Online)

April 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

As the November election approaches, democracy faces twin threats: plots to suppress the vote and the coronavirus pandemic that’s being used as an excuse.

Watch the new documentary Suppressed: The Fight to Vote for free online, then join us for an online Zoom discussion to learn how you can help fight voter suppression from your home and in person.

We’ll be joined by activists Laura Hembree, Brian Kramer, Betsy Malcolm, and Sandra Radoff.

Watch Suppressed: The Fight to Vote below or at fighttovote.org.

Click here to join the discussion at start time. Meeting ID 930-3548-6038

About Suppressed: The Fight to Vote:

This new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA) 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.

The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020.

In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.

For more information about all of Ethical NYC’s Zoom programming, and instructions for how to use Zoom, visit ethical.nyc/live.

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Date:
April 22, 2020
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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