So how do you effectively squash the Black vote in today’s post-Civil Rights Act of 1964 America? Aren’t you wondering? I know I am.

Color of Change, a new non-profit run by a couple of bright young brothers named James Rucker and Van Jones, has some answers for you in the form of the new documentary American Blackout. I just got this email from them, and I’m fixin’ to try and see this flick. How about you? From the email:

American Blackout lays bare how the right to vote was systemically undermined in 2000 and 2004. It shows how the Black vote was suppressed, and it sets the stage for making sure it never happens again. The film has received standing ovations in screenings across the country and racked up numerous awards, including the Special Jury Prize at Sundance.

Over two hundred screenings have been scheduled across the country–most of them by members. To find one near you, click on the link below:

To view the trailer, set up your screening, and get the video for free, use the link below.

In screenings across the country–from the rural Midwest to urban centers–American Blackout has galvanized audiences that care about the health of this country’s democracy. Not only does it expose the problems plaguing our elections, it plants the seeds for fighting back and will inspire you to act.

‘Nuff said. You know what to do.

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