One of the biggest stories to come out of the 2018 elections was Stacey Abrams. Although she did not win her bid to become Georgia’s governor, she became a national name and proved yet again that grassroots organizing can have a profound impact on voter turnout in communities of color. After losing the election due to voter suppression tactics, Abrams became a champion for fair and equal voting access.
Amazon Studios’ documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy, examines the issue of voter suppression in anticipation of the 2020 Presidential Election. It interweaves personal experiences with current activism and utilizes Abram’s perspective and expertise to offer an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know exist.
The film is set to premiere in theaters on September 9, ahead of its global launch on Prime Video on September 18. It is directed by Liz Garbus and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortes and produced by Garbus, Cortes, Academy Award-winning producer Dan Cogan and Stacey Abrams.
Amazon Studios, in celebration of the launch announcement and because there are now less than 100 days until the 2020 Presidential Election, has launched #ALLINFORVOTING, a robust social media campaign with community-based organizations, non-profits, corporations, artists, activists and influences. The campaign aims to combat misinformation about the voting process while educating and registering first-time voters.
With a release date in September, All In: The Fight for Democracy aims to fire up the left in a final push before November. With a leader like Abrams at the center of it, motivation shouldn’t be a problem.