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Screening of Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rigged is the first film in the Fall Film Series sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education.
Space is limited and reservations are appreciated. Contact Jody Brumage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Narrated by outspoken actor Jeffrey Wright, Rigged follows the recent trajectory of voter suppression in the United States, and outlines a voter suppression playbook, which outlines at least 10 ways certain players are putting forth a concerted, well-funded effort to disenfranchise voters and maintain power— from purging voter rolls, to Voter ID laws, to “cracking and packing” congressional districts to consolidate power for one group or break up power for another. The film goes into detail on each of the 10 strategies, showing examples of them in action. The film does give some hope in the sense that at least one of the strategies, the cumbersome Voter ID laws, has been temporarily stopped in some of the states shown, by the courts. But mostly, this film will have to serve as a tool for groups who want to make sure that the right of citizens to vote can be protected from these threats.