RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook is an award-winning documentary that exposes the nefarious tactics used to suppress the vote and serves to spark discussion on the actions needed to protect
RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook is an award-winning documentary that exposes the nefarious tactics used to suppress the vote and serves to spark discussion on the actions needed to protect our democracy. Shot principally during the 2016 election, the film tracks a systematic, decade-long effort to reverse the impact of the growing demographic tide of non-white and younger voters who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008. It details a variety of voter suppression “plays,” or tactics, ranging from the purging of voting rolls and passing of new, restrictive voter ID laws to gerrymandering and voter intimidation. The film includes revealing interviews with Republican strategists detailing how the voter suppression game is played as well as cogent insights from leading voting rights advocates, law professors and Democratic strategists. It is narrated by Tony & Emmy award-winning actor, Jeffrey Wright.
Following the screening of the film, there will be a panel discussion on voting rights and voter suppression with issue area experts from across Tennessee and the country. Panelists include:
Dawn Harrington, Executive Director, Free Hearts
Dale Ho, Director, ACLU Voting Rights Project
Matia Powell, Executive Director, Civic TN
Tami Sawyer, Shelby County Commissioner
This screening will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Upon registering, you will be sent an email containing the login information for the screening.
Sponsored by ACLU Tennessee
(Tuesday) 7:00 PM CST