On Saturday, September 9, 2017 we took the Voting Rights Project to the First African Baptist Church
in Richmond, Virginia. A screening of a brand new activist cut of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
was followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Dee Hunter of the Civil Rights Center
, it featured Palast, Kathleen Unger (VoteRiders
), Andrea Miller (People Demanding Action
), Brian Cannon (OneVirginia2021
), Gus Semba (The Semba Foundation), and Greg Moore (NAACP
The event had one main goal: To put pressure on the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe – a Democrat – to remove the state from Kris Kobach’s stealth voter-purging system. Over a million voters have quietly been removed from voter rolls by Interstate Crosscheck
, and most don’t even know.
We believe with enough pressure and education, that in Virginia we can win. We can stop Crosscheck. We put pressure on New York, they pulled out. Washington state pulled out. Oregon pulled out. And believe it or not, Florida pulled out. (Richard Scott was on the Crosscheck list, so Republican Governor Rick Scott got the education the right way!)
We can do it in Virginia. It might take litigation, it might take protest, it might take legislation – it’ll probably take all three. It’ll also take your heart and your time, but it must be done. We have to shine a light on Crosscheck.
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