WHEN: Monday, June 13
TIME: 6:30 p.m. Wine and cheese social; 7 p.m. Meeting and documentary
PLACE: East Rec Center

With three polling places in Oakmont, waiting just five or ten minutes in line to enter the voting booth is typical. Can you imagine having to stand in line for four or more hours to cast your vote? This is a reality for many American citizens and is one example of voter suppression.

The Oakmont Progressives will show Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight To Vote (2022) by Robert Greenwald at the June 13 meeting. It is a powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression and election sabotage. The film focuses on the recent wave of voter suppression and subversion laws being enacted in states and how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp provides a deplorable example of today’s voter suppression laws across the country.

Come learn about the history of voting rights in America and what you can do. Discussion will follow the 45-minute documentary.

To RSVP and for more information, visit www.oakmontprogressives.org or email Linda at travels@sonic.net. Due to technical issues, this meeting will not be on Zoom. If you cannot attend, go to the Oakmont Progressives website to find a link to the film.

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