Rigged AND The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

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7:00 PM, Friday, November 1, 2019
Location: Wallingford, Seattle, WA (click for map)

A double header: “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” makes the case that, aroused by the election of our first black President, conservative political forces have turned with renewed vigor to ways of winnowing the electorate of people of color, the economically stressed, the aged and the young. The suppression playbook is replete with techniques: polling-place ID requirements, voter integrity commissions, wide-scale voter roll purges, difficult voter registration requirements, reduced number of polling places, long wait times in voter queues, deleted guarantees of the Voting Rights Act overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013, and potentially suppression-favorable lower courts that have been, since the 1970’s, seeded with a preponderance of conservative jurists. To add insult to injury, the political effectiveness of those that can and do vote is reduced by gerrymandering. The film documents the multiple, interconnected, and unscrupulous schemes being used to rig voting outcomes to favor policies of special interests of the rich, whites, the power-hungry, and corporations.

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting” – Citizens across America are coming together to change the way we vote. Maine leads the way, fighting entrenched interests to enact a reform that reduces negative campaigning, eliminates the “spoiler effect,” opening races to minority & third-party candidates.  Vote for your favorite candidate AND prevent enabling the election of the worst candidate.

“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” (Michael Kasino, 79 min)
“The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting”
(Julie Mallozzi, 16 min) ( trailer at rcvfilm.com/watch/ )

Discussion following the movies.  Flyer at:   Flyer rigged Rank B Oct 2019

Doors open at 6:30 for a 7 PM start. Come early for conversation and snacks.

Donations gratefully accepted to cover our costs (venue rental, snacks, etc). Thank you!

Special Guests: Cassandra Allen, Field Director for Fair Vote Washington

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/riggedthefilm/

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 79 minutes

Director: Michael Kasino

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