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2022 LWVIN Documentary Film Series & Local League Challenge

Linda Hanson | Published on 5/18/2022

Presents the 2022 Documentary Film Series

—to Engage, Educate, And Empower Citizens to Eliminate Voting Barriers and Expand Acces

Thursday, June 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT

Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

Runtime: 72 minutes

Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, Rigged chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks—including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court.  The film captures real-time voter purges in North Carolina and voter intimidation in Texas.

Speaker: Shruti Rana, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, IU


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Tuesday, June 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote

Runtime: 44 minutes

Robert Greenwald documents the growing threat of voter suppression and election sabotage to our 2022 midterm elections.  In 2021, 19 states passed 34 new voter laws following the Big Lie of the 2020 election.  The film focuses on this recent wave of voter suppression and subversion laws being enacted by states, and how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp provides a blueprint for today’s voter suppression laws across the country.  The film includes perspectives from voters in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Georgia that highlight how these new laws will affect their constitutional right to vote.  Suppression tactics covered in the film include Registration hurdles; Polling place closures; Voter purges; Missing absentee ballots; Extreme wait times at polling locations; Exact match disqualifications; New vote by mail limitations; Changes to ballot collection and drop off and more.  Voter suppression laws disproportionately affect American students, senior citizens, Black, Indigenous, Latine, and People of Color from casting their ballots.  Suppressed and Sabotaged 2022 is a call to action against the calculated, unconstitutional, and racist attacks intended to suppress the right to vote in America.

Speaker: Sheila Kennedy, Emerita Professor of Law and Public Policy, IUPUI



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