Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Right to Vote
Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Right to Vote focuses on the new voter laws that make it difficult for minorities and rural populations to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.
Twelve states have introduced 96 bills to restrict voting and 13 states have introduced 41 bills to undercut election administration. The film shows how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp is a deplorable example of today’s voter suppression laws. It also includes perspectives from voters in Arizona, Florida, and Texas about how these unconstitutional and racist measures impact their right to vote. Some of these new laws concern polling place closures; voter purges and exact match ID disqualifications. These new laws especially impact students, senior citizens, Black, Indigenous, Latine, and people of color.
Nicole Williams, State Delegate for District 22, will lead the discussion following the film. Delegate Williams has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 2002 and currently serves on the Judiciary Committee in Annapolis.