Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
At 6:45pm, Reel and Meal at the New Deal Cafe will virtually screen the provocative documentary Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. Film begins at 7pm; entry to Zoom at 6:45pm. Registration is required -– register at https://tinyurl.com/y2ky8cpk.
As we continue to unravel from the November General Election, we realize just how close we came to a second Trump presidency that most likely would have spelled the final death knell to our fragile democracy. This film will help explain how we have arrived at this point and offer ways we can run interference on the playbook designed to protect and prop up the white, patriarchy.
Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, Rigged chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks – including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court. The film captures real-time voter purges in North Carolina and voter intimidation in Texas. “Rigged shows how the right to vote is under attack from every direction, and we need to let people know about it,” said executive producers Mac Heller and Timothy Smith. “Unless we act now and seek to protect and, yes, augment the right to vote, we will witness the slow bleed-out of our democracy.”
This screening is timely as it comes less than a month before the important run-off elections in Georgia, where the Voter Suppression Playbook will be operating at full throttle. Please watch and learn how you can be an active participant in defending democracy and helping to turn the Senate Blue – a crucial component to ensure the Biden/Harris administration can not only rollback the racist, discriminatory, unjust, anti-environmental policies, orders, rules, regulations of the past 4 years but push forward progressive, compassionate, equitable laws. A discussion will follow.
As part of the monthly documentary series, Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal to Reel and Meal participants for $7.99. This month’s menu features a generous slice of Dodah’s Kitchen’s Spinach Lasagna (layered with spinach and a tofu-soy cheese blend) along with a fresh field green salad with carrots, and cherry tomatoes. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301.474.0522 by 1:00pm on Monday 12/21 for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis if not preordered.