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Occupy the Zoom: Voting
July 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
We will be watching the film Suppressed: The Fight To Vote. If possible, we suggest viewing Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook and/or Slay the Dragon prior to the film screening to become more familiar with the topics of voter suppression and gerrymandering. A moderated discussion of the film and its themes, led by Lisa Zucker, will follow the screening.Note: Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub will be attending the June 21 edition of Occupy the Zoom: Race & Education, not this session, as previously promoted.
Occupy the Zoom, formerly Occupy the Roof, is a three-night series, and we hope you can join us for all of them.
About Suppressed: The Fight to Vote:
“Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by 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 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: The Fight to Vote 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.”