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Suppressed: The Fight to Vote World Premiere

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Auburn Avenue Research Library

101 Auburn Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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Join us for the world premiere of Suppressed: The FIght to Vote

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Schedule:

5:30pm Welcome Reception

6:30pm Film Screening

7:15pm Panel discussion and community Q&A moderated by Cliff Albright

Co-hosts:

  • ACLU of Georgia
  • AFL-CIO Georgia
  • Auburn Avenue Research Library
  • Black Voters Matter
  • Common Cause Georgia
  • Indivisible Georgia Coalition
  • Fair Fight
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia
  • New Georgia Project
  • Planned Parenthood Southeast
  • Urban League of Greater Atlanta
  • WRFG 89.3 FM

Film Synopsis:

Voter suppression is one of the biggest dangers to American elections. During the 2018 midterms, millions of voters experienced suppression due to voter roll purges, poll closures, long lines of over four hours, missing absentee ballots, and strict voter ID laws that disproportionately prevented Brown and Black citizens from their constitutional right to vote. (source: Center for American Progress)

While voter suppression has been going on for over a century in America, Georgia was ground zero in 2018. On the heels of The Supreme Court decision to overturn a key section of the voting rights act that safeguarded key Southern states from the voter discrimination, Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, was preparing to run for Governor in the 2018 midterm election. Refusing to step down from overseeing elections while he was a candidate, his race to the Governor’s mansion became a neck and neck battle against Stacey Abrams, who if she were to win, would be the country’s first female black Governor.

In Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, 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 a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, it is clear that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege. 2020 is coming and we must fight to protect this fundamental right – #FightToVote!

Host Your Own Screening:

Sign up to host a screening with your group, faith community or school to educate others, spark discussion and, most importantly, take action. Brave New Films will provide hosts with a free copy of the film and a discussion and action guide to help you structure your screening.

  • House Parties: Invite your friends and family over to have a group screening of the film and make a plan to get involved in your community.
  • Organization & Group Screenings: Screen this film with your staff, volunteers, donors, members and/or activists. This is a great opportunity to motivate and mobilize folks.
  • Faith Screenings: Screen this film with your faith group to invigorate moral urgency and a call to action for democracy.
  • School Screenings: Show the film in your classroom or on your school campus to start important conversations and civic action.

Sign up here!

www.FightToVote.org

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Auburn Avenue Research Library

101 Auburn Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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