CANCELLED: Two movies: “Suppresed” and “The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting”

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

NOTE: We are cancelling our March 13th movie due to the coronavirus COVID-19 threat. We have tentatively scheduled our next movie for April 17th (the third Friday, rather than the usual second Friday.) Please check back next month for updates.

Suppressed: The Right to Vote
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. Voters faced 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. Experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speak 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.

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting (2018, 16 min.) 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 and third-party candidates. Vote for your favorite candidate AND prevent enabling the election of the worst candidate.

Members from FairVote Washington and from Code Blue will answer questions and tell how citizens can help.

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 38 min

Director: Robert Greenwald

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