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STAND UP WISCONSIN AND

PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE

4-PART DOCU-SERIES

COMING SOON...

OCTOBER 2022

SYNOPSIS

Voting rights are under attack as states pass voter suppression laws. These attacks have led to substantial burdens for eligible voters and led us to inspire Wisconsin voters and government officials to stand up and protect their fundamental and constitutional right to vote. In the Suppressed by Design project, we explore, educate, and explain voter suppression. 

THE PROJECT INCLUDES...

4-PART PODCAST
LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT
4-PART DOCU-SERIES

WATCH ON DEMAND

WHAT

Suppressed By Design or Voter Protection was a live virtual forum that featured community leaders, subject matter experts and Wisconsin lawmakers. It was moderated by Beverly Taylor and include questions submitted by the public. The goal of this virtual forum was to bring together community leaders and Wisconsin lawmakers to talk about key topics that included Redistricting, Voter Suppression Laws, Voter Protection Laws, Barriers to Voting, and Security of Absentee Ballots then answer questions submitted by the community.

WHy

The time for a productive discussion between lawmakers and citizens most impacted by voting laws. By connecting the Wisconsin voting community and Wisconsin lawmakers, we hope this forum will create positive, lasting change in the state and promote a healthy democracy.

about the moderator

Beverly Taylor is a prober, listener and talker. She utilized all those skills as an anchor and reporter at WITI-TV (Fox 6 News). During her 21 years there, Beverly became a very recognized face in southeast Wisconsin. She has received many honors for her reporting, including five EMMY nominations. The most rewarding aspect of the job for her was telling stories that make a positive difference in people’s lives and stories that bring awareness. That has not changed as her career-shift includes audiobook narrator, podcaster, voiceover talent, moderator, interviewer and mediator. The University of Tennessee graduate also has a Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University.

PODCAST

The 4-part podcast explores the impact of Gerrymanderingthe manipulation of an electoral constituency’s boundaries so as to favor one party or class – in Wisconsin. Here we talk with Chris Walton, Former Chairman of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County; David Daley, National Best Selling Author of Rat F**ked and Unrigged; Timothy Schindler, Executive Director& Jamie Lynn Crofts, Policy Director of WI Voices; and Doug Poland, Litigation Director of Forward Law.

TAKE ACTION!

Here's what you can do to ensure that your right to vote is not suppressed.

Check for Registration deadlines

See resources below...

Check to see what you need to do if you have special needs
SPREAD THE WORD

Help us defeat suppression, share the documentary and this website with your family and friends. #SuppressedNoMore

WAYS VOTERS ARE SUPPRESSED

Understand the 5 ways your vote can be suppressed:

DON'T LET YOUR VOTE BE SUPPRESSED

Download our free "Suppressed No More Guide" today to ensure your vote counts!

RESOURCES

  • I want to find my polling place
  • I want to check my voting history
  • I want to vote absentee (early voting)
  • I want to see what's on my ballot
  • I’m a first-time voter and want to register
  • I’m a voter with a disability
  • I’m a college student
  • I’m a convicted felon or in jail
  • I'm in the hospital and need to vote absentee
  • I’m an experienced voter
  • I’m a military voter
  • I’m a U.S. citizen living overseas
  • I’m an older Wisconsin voter
  • I'm a homeless person
  • I speak Spanish -- Habla Español
  • I recently moved
  • I recently changed my name
  • I own property in more than one place
  • Wisconsin Absentee Voting - Get ready for elections. Absentee Voting is one way to make your vote count.
  • Additional Voter Resource Materials
  • Voter Information
  • Voters Landing Page
  • Voting Rights

my vote wisconsin

At myvote.wi.gov you can register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see what's on your ballot, request an absentee ballot and check provisional ballot status.

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PODCAST PRODUCTION TEAM

Beverly Taylor

Host

LASHONDRA SCOTT

Producer/ Senior Editor

Dewayne Edwards

Associate Producer

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM

LASHONDRA SCOTT

Director/ Producer/ Director of Photography/ Editor

Beverly Taylor

Associate Producer/ Narrator

Nick Harvey

Gaffer/ Camera

Mison-Sowande Rock

Production Assistant

Rebecca Wendt

Production Assistant

Thomas Hughes

Drone Operator

Man On The Street TEAM

Autumn Gonzalez
Samuel A. Alford
Shana Wilson
Rebecca Wendt
Mison-Sowande Rock

VIRTUAL EVENT TEAM

LASHONDRA SCOTT

Executive Producer

Amy Dean

Project Manager

Beverly Taylor

Moderator

Brandi Iberia

Social Media Manager

ANITA "AC" CLINTON

Graphic Designer

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