Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Videoing the Vote

Down in Philly today with my brother and some friends as part of a Video the Vote team. Inspired by the making of American Blackout and the universal audience reaction to the voter disenfranchisement seen in the film -- what can we do? -- Anthony's GNN partner Ian Inaba and colleagues decided to create a way for all of us, across the country, to do something about it: Document voter suppression to stop it. In a few short weeks, they created this platform and trained citizen journalists across the country. By Election Day, they had hundreds of volunteers. My day will be spent at the Election Protection offices helping connect videographers with problem polling places. --Anna