Virtual Screening & Conversation
Please join us in making some "good trouble" to honor the legacy of Representative John Lewis with action on the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights ActThursday, August 6th • 12 PM PT (3 PM ET)
Never before has this country needed to hear the powerful voice of Mr. Lewis more. With his unwavering strength, relentless optimism, and indomitable spirit, he has gifted us with clear marching orders and a blueprint for saving our democracy.
We hope you will join VoteRiders and some very special guests for a lively conversation about how we can make his vision a reality, and ensure that no one is stripped of their right to vote in 2020.
“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” – Representative John Lewis
HOW IT WORKS
1: WATCH THE FILM
First, take an inspiring journey through the Congressman’s 60-plus years of raw courage: ”You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way ... to get in the way.”
Bonus: Rent the film via this VoteRiders Good Trouble link and proceeds will benefit our voter ID assistance programs!
2: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Next, come together in his honor on the 8/6 Voting Rights Act Anniversary to explore the civil rights movement -- then and now -- and channel the legacy of Mr. Lewis as we get into some good trouble together.
“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” – Representative John Lewis
FUNDRAISER FOR VOTERIDERS
Did you know that more than 25 million voting-age Americans – including 1 in 4 Black adults – could be blocked from voting in 2020 because they do not have a current, government-issued photo ID? In 35 states and counting, voter ID laws mean that registering to vote alone is not enough.
Inspired by the Freedom Riders, VoteRiders is the leading national nonprofit providing voters with current, accurate information about the voter ID requirements in their state – as well as the logistical, legal, and financial help they may need to secure an ID -- so that no eligible voter is stripped of their voice.