: National Film Premiere: ‘Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote’
American democracy is under threat. In recent years, many states have made it harder for people to vote and easier for partisan actors to subvert valid elections. At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court continues to roll back Americans’ fundamental rights. Extremists at every level of government are doing their best to stop the emergence of a racially and ethnically diverse democracy and block important and popular policies. How did the United States get here, and what can be done?
CAP’s Reel Progress program and acclaimed film company Brave New Films hosted a nationwide virtual screening of “Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote.” This powerful 45-minute documentary sheds light on the ongoing threats to free and fair elections in the United States and ways that people can help get democracy back on track. After the film screening, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) offered remarks, followed by a panel discussion focused on voting rights and political power and how they intersect with abortion rights and gun violence prevention policies.
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Executive Vice President for Communications and Strategy, Center for American Progress
Rep. Jamie Raskin, (D-MD)
Jacqueline Ayers, Senior Vice President of Policy, Organizing, and Campaigns, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Stasha Rhodes, Of Counsel, Keefe Singiser Partners
Wendy Weiser, Vice President, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice
Michael Sozan, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Center for American Progress