The 2018 midterm elections were hotly contested throughout the United States, but perhaps nowhere saw as much controversy as the state of Georgia. A new documentary called "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" takes a look at the obstacles Georgia voters faced at the polls in 2018, including polling place closures, voting roll purges, voter ID issues and more, all of which disproportionately affected people of color and students.
The Election and Voter Protection team of the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area is proud to present a screening of this documentary on Feb. 19. We will follow the screening with a kick-off of our countywide Election Protection campaign for the 2020 presidential preference primary and municipal elections, which will be held March 17. Attendees will learn more about how they can get involved with Election Protection and what they can do to ensure their friends and families are able to vote and have their votes counted.
Election Protection is a national coalition of more than 100 nonpartisan organizations that work together to ensure every eligible voter has an equal opportunity to vote and have their vote counted. The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area has served as a county lead for this coalition since 2018. We train and organize poll monitors to provide nonpartisan voter assistance outside of polling places on Election Day.
If you're interested in supporting voters and making sure every vote is cast and counted, then join us on Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sanctuary in Allendale United Methodist Church, located at 3803 Haines Road N, St. Petersburg.
More information about Election Protection can be found at https://866ourvote.org/.
3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
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