Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price) 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 United States.
Please join in for a short reception then screening of this dynamic film on voter suppression followed by a discussion with Director Robert Greenwald.
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.
Educate yourself about the tactics being used to prevent people from voting and how to fight back. The running time of the film is 38 minutes.
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Moss Theater, at The Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
Free, Must RSVP – See Website