Pell Center to show film on bravery of election administrators, threats to democracy
Editor’s Note: This event has been moved to the Young Building.
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy’s will kick off the 2023-24 academic year’s events with a film screening of “No Time to Fail,” a film about election administrators’ bold stand against election disrupters in 2020 and ongoing threats to democracy . This screening will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare Academic Building. To register, go here.
Amidst an onslaught of attacks from President Donald Trump and the deadly threat of a global pandemic, local election administrators worked around the clock to secure the vote for their community — and Rhode Island’s election teams took center stage in this unprecedented voting adventure.
Election administrators were once invisible to the general public — and despite the unbelievable challenges and desperate attempts to disrupt and upend the 2020 election, they pulled off the most secure election in the U.S.’s history.
But rather than receiving a hero’s welcome, election administrators have become the focus of an ongoing coordinated campaign of disinformation.
Following the screening there will be a discussion and Q&A with Sara Archambault, the film’s director and producer; Nellie M. Gorbea, former Rhode Island Secretary of State; and Rob Rock, director of elections in the Rhode Island Department of State.
This event is in partnership with Salve’s Pell Honors Program as part of Constitution Day programming and the League of Women Voters of Newport County.
This screening will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare Academic Building. To register, go here.