Voter suppression is a growing threat to the 2020 election and American democracy. While voter suppression is not new, it is especially concerning as voters face unusual obstacles of voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, as President Donald Trump undermines efforts to vote by mail.
Polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and voter ID issues were in full effect during the 2020 primaries and are ongoing across the country right now, all disproportionately affecting Black Americans and minorities from casting their ballots. Now, amidst a global health crisis, the cruel weaponization of vote-by-mail restrictions has turned the constitutional right to vote into a choice between life and death.
Brave New Films’ documentary “Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote” is a call to action against the calculated, unconstitutional and racist attacks intended to suppress the right to vote in America. The film will be available to stream for free on August 11 at www.fighttovote.org.