Meaningful Movies presents a screening and discussion of the film Suppressed: The Fight to Vote.
Attorney General BOB FERGUSON, Filmmaker ROBERT GREENWALD, and Director of Common Cause Georgia AUNNA DENNIS are our guest speakers for the screening of the film “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” on July 9. Meaningful Movies Project and co-sponsors Fix Democracy First and Social Justice Film Festival & Institute invite you to come learn about the very important subject of voter suppression. Opening remarks @ 6pm (PT). Screening begins @ 6:15 pm (PT) and the panel discussion with Q&A will follow @ 7pm.
“Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” 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” 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.