Online Discussion of “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”

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12:00 PM, Sunday, June 28, 2020
Location: Online Event (click for map)

PLEASE NOTE: This event is a digital discussion, not an in-person event.

What can we do about voter suppression?

Find out on Sunday, June 28 (Noon – 1 p.m.) during a Meaningful Movies at First Church online discussion. We think you’ll come away from this event inspired, energized, and determined to make a difference for underrepresented voters. To join the Zoom meeting:  Register here. 

This online discussion of the film “Suppressed” does not include a viewing of the film. Before joining the event with us, please watch the film at your convenience here.  (If film starts in the middle, move cursor to the left to see the beginning of the film.) 

We will discuss the award-winning film Suppressed: The Fight to Vote and hear from Andrea Miller, co-founder of and powerhouse behind Reclaim Our Vote, a nonpartisan campaign which has reached out to nearly a million voters of color in states like Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Texas, and Mississippi—states with a long history of voter suppression. 

“Suppressed” is a new documentary that 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 ran to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The film was directed by Robert Greenwald (director of OutfoxedWalmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA). 

The issues faced by Georgians in 2018 included polling place closures, voter roll purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times, and many voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many people of color and students 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 to our democracy. In a race ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in the U.S.

During this online event, learn how we can take action right from our own homes to do something about voter suppression in this critical election year. 

WatchSuppressed: The Fight to Vote” here.  It’s only 37 minutes long and is free. If the link does not work, you can also find it by searching at youtube.com. 

Special guest:  Andrea Miller, co-founder of Reclaim Our Vote, a nonpartisan campaign to address voter suppression. At the event, Ms. Miller will share what each of us can do about voter suppression.  

Special Guests: Andrea Miller, co-founder of Reclaim Our Vote

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 37 minutes

Director: Robert Greenwald