Thu, Mar 26, 2020, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (PDT)
The Riveter: Portland
501 SE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
In response to COVID-19, all in-person Riveter events are cancelled until further notice. We are still hosting online events and you can attend by creating an account here.
Join The Riveter and Sister District Project for a screening of SUPPRESSED: The Fight to Vote. In the 37-minute documentary SUPPRESSED, voters across Georgia paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. Georgians faced polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. The short film will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts, Merry Ann Moore and Christine Hertzog, discussing what the voting landscape looks like in Portland, Oregon and how we can all fight to ensure every vote counts in this critical election year and in all years.About The Riveter 2020. We Decide:
The Riveter 2020. We Decide. is our regular program will inform, inspire and activate women and allies with a “ready, set, go” framework of phased voter engagement in three areas:
1.) The Vote
2.) The Candidates
3.) The Power of women and allies.
MORE INFO FROM BRAVE NEW FILMS : Thank you so much for signing up for a screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. We are excited about this opportunity to share the film with you. Finally, please be sure to spread the word on social media with the hashtag #FightToVote. When you tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter we'll be sure to repost!
ABOUT THE SISTER DISTRICT PROJECT:
The Sister District Project works to turn states blue by winning state legislative elections. We “sister” volunteers from deep blue districts with carefully targeted races in swing districts, where flipping control of the state legislature will help end partisan gerrymandering. Our volunteers canvass, phonebank, write postcards, textbank, and fundraise for candidates.
We are open to volunteers and candidates of all genders. Since launching in the wake of the 2016 elections, the Sister District Project has grown to over 40,000 volunteers across the country. Our volunteers have raised over $1.65 million in small-dollar donations directly to candidates, and reached out to over 1.5 million voters via phones, doors, postcards, and texts.
For a more detailed look at our work, check out our 2019 Impact Report.
We’re also proud to be an organization founded and led by women, including women of color. Four out of five of us quit our jobs to be with Sister District full time.