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Let My People Vote Film Screening

  • October 22, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Virtual

On October 22 at 7:00 p.m., Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Action Fund, in collaboration with Long Island Black Alliance, NOW-Westchester, Make the Road New York and New Hour for Women and Children – LI, will be hosting a special film screening event of the award-winning short documentary Let My People Votea film that covers a day-in-the-life of civil rights activist, Desmond Meade.

 It's Sunday, “Souls to the Polls,” the last day of early voting. Desmond is canvassing door to door. His mission? Assisting people in voting - something our "forefathers marched and died for." What begins as an upbeat day of faith in our democratic process, ends with a heartbreaking realization. Jim Crow is not dead and voter suppression is very much alive.

 After the screening, there will be a special panel discussion with the documentary filmmaker, Gilda Ann Brasch, and film-activist, Marquis McKenzie, along with various activists from the organizations sponsoring the event, to discuss voter suppression and the future of democracy in the U.S. 

Voting is one of the most essential rights of any democratic citizen, and as we see right now, this administration is using a slew of voter suppression and intimidation tactics throughout the country. Our activists will discuss how they are fighting this scourge that is so antithetical to the idea of modern democracy.

The event is free but register here for the link:

 We hope you can join us!

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