Rigged AND The Battle For Ranked Choice Voting

PRESENTED BY: Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Thursday, October 10, 2019 PST
Location: Mt Baker (click for map)

Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” speaks to the weakening of democracy in America via voter suppression. The film makes the case that beginning with 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, and the young. The suppression playbook is replete with technique: 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 will inform and alarm you about the multiple, interconnected, and unscrupulous schemes being increasingly used to shape voting outcomes and ultimately our democracy.

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting” – Facing increasingly divisive politics, 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,” and opens races to minority & third-party candidates.

Doors open a half hour early. Come early for conversation and snacks.

This is a ticketed event but there is a free option. http://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/

“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” (Michael Kasino, 79 min, USA)
“The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting”
 (Julie Mallozzi, 16 min, USA)

Special Guests: Speaker from Fix Democracy First

Sponsors: Social Justice Film Institute

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 78 minutes

Director: Michael Kasino

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  1. Dwight Rousu
    #1 Dwight Rousu 28 September, 2019, 00:25

    https://www.facebook.com/RCVfilm/ The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting has won some awards for best short documentary.

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