Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook presented with the ACLU-PAMonday, October 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 75 ming + Live discussion and Q+A with ACLU-PA Elections Protection Coordinator Donnell Drinks)
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? Between 2016 and 2018, over 17 million names were purged from voter rolls across the United States. This is the frightening tale. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, the documentary identifies, chronicles and unpacks a decade of dirty tricks of a shrewd ten-part strategy to undercut the right to vote. The need to see this award-winning documentary has never been greater—nor more timely.
The screening will be followed by a live discussion and audience Q&A.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization dedicated to defending and expanding individual rights and personal freedoms throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. Through advocacy, public education and litigation, our staff and volunteers work to preserve and enhance liberties grounded in the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions and civil rights laws. Among those liberties are freedoms of speech, religion and association; the right to petition the government; separation of church and state; the right to privacy; reproductive freedom; due process of law; the rights of the accused; and the right to equal treatment under the law.