Smile Politely

You can get a first look at a new film about election poll workers

A group of women stand together at a table with a blue League of Women voters printed on it in white letters. They are standing behind the information table that has fliers and brochures. The woman on the left is white with brown hair, the next woman is white with a pink shirt and white hat, the third is a white woman in a maroon shirt, the fourth woman is black with medium length dark brown braids and a yellow t-shirt, the woman on the right end is brown with shorter brown hair and a black t-shirt with a pin that says "you can vote".
The League of Women Voters of Champaign County Facebook

On Thursday you can watch the nonpartisan documentary, No Time to Fail, about what it was like to be a poll worker in the 2020 election. This film, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Champaign County, gives a behind the scenes look at some of the challenges poll workers faced during a global pandemic and a campaign spreading voting misinformation. It illustrates the importance of poll workers as it follows the election administrators in Rhode Island as they navigated hurdles while protecting one of our most important rights. The documentary is directed by Sara Archambault and Margo Guernsey. Following the film there will be a Q+A with County Clerk Aaron Aammons and if you miss the screening, you can catch it on PBS stations in October. 

No Time to Fail
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Rooms A & B
200 W. Green St.
September 21st
7 p.m.

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