Over 25 states have placed some sort of restrictions on voting in the past nine years. In the 2013 Shelby Co. v. Holder decision, the Supreme Court decided that pro-active oversight of voting rights was no longer required. In so doing, they ushered in a new era of voter suppression laws and actions. We will start with a screening of the documentary Suppressed: The Fight to Vote (37 minutes). This new documentary by Robert Greenwald 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 Stacy Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. We will follow the film with a discussion of the various forms of voter suppression, how they can be fought, and what we can do to enable everyone’s right to vote. Please join us as we discuss the challenges and opportunities of Voting Rights. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote
Monday November 11
7:30 – 9pm at the Tredyffrin Library
The session will start at 7:30pm, but we have the room starting at 7:00pm, so, please come a few minutes early for some casual conversation.
Please feel free to share this invitation broadly—all are welcome. We hope you can join us…and bring a friend or two.
Any questions, please contact Jerry Henige, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610 341-0756