Don't miss a virtual screening of Rigged on July 21 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The film will be introduced by Gina Ortiz Jones. She’s a candidate for Texas' 23rd Congressional District (which is featured in the film). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic of: Democracy in the Time of COVID.
- Leslie Fields, Director of Environmental Justice, Sierra Club,
- Leigh M. Chapman, Director of Voting Rights Program, The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
- Mac Heller, Executive Producer, Rigged
- Caryn Hines, Esq. will be the moderator
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.