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2022 LWVIN Virtual Documentary Series

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
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Tuesday, June 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote



RUNTIME: 44 MINUTES

Robert Greenwald documents the growing threat of voter suppression and election sabotage to our 2022 midterm elections.  In 2021, 19 states passed 34 new voter laws following the Big Lie of the 2020 election.  

The film focuses on this recent wave of voter suppression and subversion laws being enacted by states, and how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp provides a blueprint for today’s voter suppression laws across the country.  The film includes perspectives from voters in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Georgia that highlight how these new laws will affect their constitutional right to vote.  

Suppression tactics covered in the film include Registration hurdles; Polling place closures; Voter purges; Missing absentee ballots; Extreme wait times at polling locations; Exact match disqualifications; New vote by mail limitations; Changes to ballot collection and drop off and more.  Voter suppression laws disproportionately affect American students, senior citizens, Black, Indigenous, Latine, and People of Color from casting their ballots.  Suppressed and Sabotaged 2022 is a call to action against the calculated, unconstitutional, and racist attacks intended to suppress the right to vote in America.

Speaker: Sheila Kennedy, Emerita Professor of Law and Public Policy, IUPUI

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Sheila Suess Kennedy is Emerita Professor of Law and Public Policy at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Until her retirement in December of 2020, she was a Faculty Fellow with both the Center for Religion and American Culture and the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence, an adjunct professor of political science and founder of the Center for Civic Literacy at IUPUI.

Professor Kennedy holds a B.S. from Indiana University, andreceived her J.D. with honors from I.U. in 1975, where she was managing editor of the Indiana Law Review. She practiced real estate, administrative and business law in Indianapolis, first at Baker & Daniels and later as a partner with Mears, Crawford, Kennedy & Eichholz, and served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis from 1977-1980. In 1980, she was the Republican candidate for Indiana’s then 11th Congressional District seat. Professor Kennedy was president of Kennedy Development Services from 1987-1992, when she became Executive Director of the Indiana Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. She joined the faculty of the School of Public and Environmental affairs in 1998.

Ms. Kennedy is the author of nine books, What’s a Nice Republican Girl Like Me Doing at the ACLU?(Prometheus Books); Free Expression in America: A Documentary History (Greenwood Publishing); Pickin’ Fights With Thunderstorms: A Love Story (Kern) ; Charitable Choice at Work: Faith-Based Jobs Programs in the States (with Wolfgang Bielefield)(Georgetown University Press), God and Country: America in Red and Blue (Baylor University Press); Distrust, American Style: Diversity and the Crisis of Public Confidence (Prometheus Books), American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations (with David Schultz), Talking Politics: What You Need to Know Before You Open Your Mouth (Georgetown University Press) and Living Together: Mending a Fractured America (Amazon). She was also the co-editor of To Market, To Market: Reinventing Indianapolis, an analysis of Indianapolis’ privatization experience under former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith (University Press of America).

In addition to her books, Professor Kennedy has published numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals and law reviews. She has been a columnist for the Indianapolis Starinequality.org/andThe Indiana Word, and she continues to write regular columns for the Indianapolis Business Journal. Professor Kennedy blogs daily at www.sheilakennedy.net, and is a frequent contributor to other blogs and periodicals.

Sheila and her husband Bob have five grown children and four perfect grandchildren.

https://sheilakennedy.net/about/