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“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook”

“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” - Screening & Discussion
Monday, April 8, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members and Non-Lawyers| $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
Non-Lawyers Please call (212) 382 – 6663 to Register

What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote?” What if they hatched and pursued that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? That is the frightening tale told in a new feature documentary, Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, and shot during the chaotic 2016 election, the film identifies and unpacks a shrewd ten-part strategy developed by political partisans to suppress votes that would be cast against them.

Rigged shows viewers just what they did – and continue to do – from creating new barriers to voter registration, to purging American citizens from the voting rolls without notice, to new and deliberate impediments to casting a vote. As the 2020 elections approach, our democracy is still in peril. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) states in the film, “I fear for our younger people. I fear they will not have the kind of democracy I experienced . . . somebody’s got to say, ‘This is not right.” Somebody’s got to say, ‘We can do better.’”

The film's Executive Producer Mac Heller will be there along with Shuya Ohno of the Advancement Project  following the screening for a Q&A.

Watch the trailer here.

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair
Election Law Committee, Martin E. Connor, Chair

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