A reminder: this Friday is the first Friday of the month, so it’s time for another Meaningful Movie.
- Date: Friday, November 1
- Time: 7pm. Doors open at 6:30 for refreshments and socializing.
- Place: Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N.
- Cost: Free, but a $5 donation is appreciated to cover expenses.
From their website:
“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” makes the case that, aroused by the election of our first black President, conservative political forces have turned with renewed vigor to ways of winnowing the electorate of people of color, the economically stressed, the aged and the young. The suppression playbook is replete with techniques: polling-place ID requirements, voter integrity commissions, wide-scale voter roll purges, difficult voter registration requirements, reduced number of polling places, long wait times in voter queues, deleted guarantees of the Voting Rights Act overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013, and potentially suppression-favorable lower courts that have been, since the 1970’s, seeded with a preponderance of conservative jurists. To add insult to injury, the political effectiveness of those that can and do vote is reduced by gerrymandering. The film documents the multiple, interconnected, and unscrupulous schemes being used to rig voting outcomes to favor policies of special interests of the rich, whites, the power-hungry, and corporations.
“The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting” – Citizens across America are coming together to change the way we vote. Maine leads the way, fighting entrenched interests to enact a reform that reduces negative campaigning, eliminates the “spoiler effect,” opening races to minority & third-party candidates. Vote for your favorite candidate AND prevent enabling the election of the worst candidate.
A discussion will follow the movies.