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This program aired Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 @ 7 PM EST
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, in partnership with The American Issues Initiative, invites you to a virtual discussion of the feature documentary, “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook”. Mac Heller, Co-Executive Producer of “Rigged”, Billy Michael Honor, Director of Faith Organizing at The New Georgia Project, Christopher Bruce, Esq., Political Director of the ACLU of GA, and Myrna Pérez, Director of the Voting Rights and Elections Program at The Brennan Center for Justice will explore voter suppression tactics, what democracy looks like in the middle of a pandemic, and ways you can join the fight against voter suppression.
Film Synopsis: What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote?” What if they hatched and pursued that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? That is the frightening tale told in the feature documentary, Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, and shot during the chaotic 2016 election, the film identifies and unpacks a shrewd ten-part strategy developed by Republicans to suppress votes that would be cast against them. Rigged shows viewers what they did – and continue to do – from creating new barriers to voter registration to purging American citizens from the voting rolls without notice to new and deliberate impediments to casting a vote. In addition, the film shows how GOP activists developed an elaborate but false narrative of widespread voter fraud in order to justify the necessity for new and draconian voting restrictions.
Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
Billy Michael Honor
Director of Faith Organizing,
The New Georgia Project
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Christopher Bruce, Esq.
Political Director, ACLU of GA
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Director of Voting Rights & Elections Program,
The Brennan Center for Justice
@myrna_perez_ – Twitter
One Person, No Vote | Carol Anderson
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