About this Event
44 and 56 Lawrence Ave, Newport , RI 02840http://www.pellcenter.org #election democracy election_officials election_heros
Amidst an onslaught of attacks from a sitting President and the deadly threat of a global pandemic, local election administrators work around the clock to secure the vote for their community. Rhode Island’s election teams take center stage in this unprecedented voting adventure.
Election administrators were once invisible to the general public. Despite the unbelievable challenges and desperate attempts to disrupt and upend the 2020 election, they pulled off the most secure election in our history; and they did it amidst a global pandemic. Rather than receiving a hero’s welcome, they have become the focus of an ongoing coordinated campaign of disinformation.
Following the screening there will be a discussion and Q&A with Sara Archambault film Director and Producer, former Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Rob Rock, Director of Elections, Rhode Island Department of State.
This event is in partnership with Salve Regina University's Pell Honors Program as part of Constitution Day programming and the League of Women Voters of Newport County.