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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Voter Suppression in U.S. 2012 Elections

Did you think that Democrats had fought and won the battles against voter suppression?

The short Bill Moyers film, Suppressing the Vote, addresses a central issue in the 2012 elections. The proliferation of GOP-sponsored voter ID laws - ostensibly to address a problem of voter fraud for which there is no evidence - are clearly intended to have the effect of denying the vote to swathes of Democratic supporters, including the poor, African Americans, Hispanics, young people and urbanites. These efforts to disenfranchise American voters on a scale not seen since the era of the poll tax, grandfather clauses, literacy tests, etc. are being challenged in the courts. Join DA members for the after- screening discussion for updates, debate and suggestions for action.

Date: Monday October 1st, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Commugny - home of DA member
Address: RSVP for address and directions
Public transport: Coppet train station
Parking: Available in the vicinity
RSVP: events@democrats.ch - space is limited 
Note, this event was originally published as 27.09 but due to scheduling conflicts, has been changed to 01.10.

Volunteers will also be on site doing voter registration. Even if you cannot stay for the whole event, come by to get assistance registering and requesting your absentee ballot. Your vote counts. Let's make sure it is heard!

Can't join us - watch the film from home: http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-suppressing-the-vote/, then go online and register to vote at www.VoteFromAbroad.org.

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