February 27, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Eastern Time
ACS Michigan: "Suppressed" Screening and Discussion
Join the ACS Michigan Chapter and the ACS University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Student Chapter for a screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, followed by a discussion with Aghogho Edevbie on voting rights in Michigan.
Suppressed weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.
Aghogho Edevbie, Michigan State Director, All Voting is Local; Member, ACS Michigan Chapter Board of Directors