Kent Free Library
312 W. Main St.Kent Ohio 44240
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
7-8 PM, SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION
NEW LOCATION FOR THIS SESSION ONLY!
KENT FREE LIBRARY
312 W. Main St., Kent, Ohio
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA) 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. 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. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote
Free and open to the public.
Issues referenced by this event:
Voting rights are under attack.