Democracy in the time of COVID: A screening of "RIGGED"

September 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a screening of Rigged on Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m EST with a panel discussion on the topic of: Democracy in the time of COVID-19.

RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook is an award-winning documentary that exposes the nefarious tactics used to suppress the vote and serves to spark discussion on the actions needed to protect our democracy. Shot principally during the 2016 election, the film tracks a systematic, decade-long effort to reverse the impact of the growing demographic tide of non-white and younger voters who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008. It details a variety of voter suppression “plays,” or tactics, ranging from the purging of voting rolls and passing of new, restrictive voter ID laws to gerrymandering and voter intimidation. The film includes revealing interviews detailing how the voter suppression game is played as well as cogent insights from leading voting rights advocates and law professors. It is narrated by Tony & Emmy award-winning actor, Jeffrey Wright.

The Panelists include:

Mac Heller, Exec. Producer, Rigged

David Daley, Author, “UnRigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy”

Rahsaan Hall, ACLUMA, Dir. of Racial Justice Program

Moderator: Elizabeth Foster-Nolan, LWVMA's Co-President

This screening will be presented via Zoom Webinar. A link will be emailed to all RSVPs 48 hours in advance of the screening.