Join Meaningful Movies Project, Fix Democracy First, and SJFF (Social Justice Film Festival & Institute) for a FREE film showing and panel discussion of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote with:
• Robert Greenwald, filmmaker and founder of Brave New Films,
• Bob Ferguson, WA State Attorney General
• Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia
Event starts at 6pm with opening comments from special guests, screening begins @ 6:15pm and the panel discussion with Q&A will follow @ 7pm.
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the 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.