Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook Discussed on America’s Work Force

Timothy Smith, executive producer at American Issues Initiative spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 25 about his film Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook.

Rigged: The Voter Suppression PlaybookAccording to Smith, his film “reveals for the first time and in frightening detail the dark, partisan genius behind the decades-long strategy to disenfranchise nonwhite voters.” The film explains why Republicans formulated a strategy to suppress voters and how they executed their plans. Smith discussed the barriers that Republicans tried to set up, and still use, for voter registration and also for purging voters. Overall, with the help of this film, Smith wants to emphasize why strategies like this are not right and cannot continue to happen if we want to keep the integrity of our democracy.

For more information about Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook, please visit www.riggedthefilm.com/

Transportation Trades Department Larry WillisLarry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO spoke about the problems that manufacturers are encountering with autonomous vehicle testing. Throughout 2019, Uber has been working on autonomous vehicle testing but have been finding many issues, regarding safety. Willis talked about how the vehicle testing has not proven to be completely safe and how regulations for these vehicles need to be increased to ensure passengers, and other motorists alike, will reach their destinations safely. Lastly, Willis spoke about foreign repair stations and how the Federal Aviation Administration, also known as the F.A.A., has failed to implement safety standards and requirements for repair on U.S. aircrafts.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about House Resolution 1309, which is legislation that will create and enforce plans to protect hospital workers and nurses while on the job.



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Discussion on America’s Work Force Radio: Voter Suppression in Georgia and the Opioid Epidemic

Voter suppression and the ongoing opioid epidemic were main topics of discussion on America’s Work Force Radio.

Chauncey K. RobinsonChauncey K. Robinson, writer and film/TV critic, was the first guest on the Oct. 29 show. She discussed how a piece of policy in the state of Georgia is creating voter suppression. The policy, called “Exact Match” requires the name of voters to be the exact same on all official state documents. Voter’s whose names are not the same could have their voter application placed on hold or disqualified. Robinson said more than 50,000 voter applications are sitting on hold at the Secretary of State’s office, with the majority of the applicants being African-American. She also talks about the “Use It or Lose It” voter policy, which also disenfranchises voters.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Dr. Paul Sethi

During the second segment of America’s Work Force Radio, Dr. Paul Sethi and Fred Muench talked about the going opioid epidemic. Dr. Sethi, a sports medicine specialist, discussed finding non-opioid alternatives for postoperative recovery to combat the 12 percent of people who become addicted to or are dependent on their painkillers during their recovery period. Muench, President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, discussed how doctors and patients need to build a pain management plan prior to surgery. They also spoke about non-opioid alternatives and the disposal of extra pain Fred Muenchmedication following a patient’s recovery.

Show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed a lawsuit against President Trump by a federal employee union on overtime pay cutbacks without any collective bargaining.

 


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