Meaningful Movies at First Church: “RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook”
September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
From Church and Society/Social Justice Committee
Meaningful Movies at First Church
Sunday, September 27 from noon – 1:00 p.m
Did you know that between 2016 and 2018, over 17 million names were purged from voter rolls across the U.S.? As portrayed in the 2019 documentary RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook, voter roll purges are just one of many strategies used to suppress votes.
Join us for a virtual discussion of the documentary film RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook with two guest speakers – Sister Quincy Howard from Network Lobby and Faithful Democracy, and Kathy Sakahara from the League of Women Voters Washington State chapter.
This virtual discussion is the second in a series of Meaningful Movies at First Church on voter suppression and what we can do about it.
Watch the film, at your convenience, before the September 27 virtual event.
- Go to https://vimeo.com/369584224.
- When prompted, enter this password: rigged
Register for the Zoom event here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
- Join us Sunday, September 27 at noon – on Zoom!
Feel free to eat your lunch during the discussion.
Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, the 72-minute RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook was directed by Michael Kasino and produced by American Issues Initiative.
For a more in-depth view of the voter suppression strategy known as gerrymandering, you also may want to watch the documentary Slay the Dragon at https://www.slaythedragonfilm.com/.
Sister Quincy Howard, OP is a Government Relations Specialist at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice. She works with lawmakers and their staff to advance NETWORK’s policy platform around fair and representative access to democracy. Sr. Quincy is also the Coordinating Director for the multi-faith Faithful Democracy coalition in their advocacy efforts for a safe, fair election in November and for bold, comprehensive policy reforms that improve how our democracy works. She is passionate about social justice and the call to action to protect and serve the most vulnerable members of society.
Kathy Sakahara is the Democracy Advocacy Team Chair of the League of Women Voters Washington State chapter.