Center for American Progress

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: National Film Premiere: ‘Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight To Vote’
Press Advisory

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: National Film Premiere: ‘Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight To Vote’

Washington, D.C. — As part of the Reel Progress film series aimed at ending voter suppression, the Center for American Progress, along with co-host Brave New Films, is inviting voters around the country to a virtual screening of the 2022 film “Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight To Vote.”

Produced and directed by Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films, “Suppressed and Sabotaged” is a timely documentary about the ongoing threat of voter suppression and election sabotage. Since 2021, at least 17 states have passed numerous new anti-democratic voter laws based on the “big lie” of the 2020 presidential election. This 45-minute documentary powerfully outlines the tactics used to manipulate elections and ways voters can help get democracy back on track.

Following the screening, please join CAP for remarks by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), a national leader in the fight for a more fair democracy, followed by a panel discussion centered on how to protect voting rights and build political power for a multiracial democracy, with particular emphasis on the threats to abortion rights and gun violence prevention policy.

Watch the trailer for “Suppressed and Sabotaged” here.

“Suppressed and Sabotaged” has been shown by hundreds of groups and individuals who have hosted screenings in their homes and communities, discussed the film with their guests, and encouraged further involvement in the fight to end voter suppression in America. Additional public screenings are in the works with elected officials, colleges, faith communities, and other organizations around the country.

Greenwald, a former Hollywood director, launched Brave New Films in 2000. The studio makes, distributes, and organizes approximately feature-length and short films designed to inspire, agitate, and mobilize Americans to demand change in U.S. democracy. Other influential works include “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem,” which exposes how America’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of criminal justice power; “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA,” which unmasks the National Rifle Association as the marketing and sales arm of the gun industry; “Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price,” which prompted the retail giant to make its own countermovie; and “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism,” a look at Rupert Murdoch’s dubious contributions to journalism.

For more information about the film and to host your own screening, visit www.FightToVote.org.

WHO:
Introductory remarks:
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Executive Vice President for Communications and Strategy, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

Distinguished panelists:
Jacqueline Ayers, Senior Vice President of Policy, Organizing, and Campaigns, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Stasha Rhodes, Of Counsel, Keefe Singiser Partners

Wendy R. Weiser, Vice President, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice

Moderator:
Michael Sozan, Senior Fellow, Democracy Policy, Center for American Progress

Closing remarks:
Robert Greenwald, President, Brave New Films

WHEN:
Thursday, September 15, 2022
7 p.m. ET

WHERE:
You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org.