The League of Women Voters of East Windsor-Hightstown will be showing “Storming for the Vote: Hurricane Sandy and the Election,” a compelling 20-minute documentary about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the 2012 Presidential Election in New Jersey. There will be a discussion after the screening about what happened with the election on a local level, as well as in Mercer County.
The program will take place on Jan. 22 at 7:15 in the meeting room of Meadow Lakes on Etra Road in East Windsor. Refreshments will be provided.
“This film captures the obstacles New Jersey voters faced when Superstorm Sandy hit one week prior to the November 2012 General Election,” Deborah Macmillan, a board member of the League, said in a press release. “The film highlights the resilience and determination of New Jersey voters and those who serve them. When faced with unthinkable obstacles, they refused to give up their voice in the voting booth. With the help of the League, election officials, the State, voting rights experts, and a number of other volunteers, voters cast their ballots for national, state, county, and municipal offices and public questions.”
The documentary film, which was sponsored and produced by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, focuses on the,government officials who encouraged the public to vote despite displacement and other conditions caused by Sandy.
“The film deepens our understanding of the election process, policies and reforms post Sandy. It also clearly reveals that for New Jersey citizens, having the opportunity to cast a vote provided comfort, a palpable sense of relief, and a moment of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic and disorienting time,” Macmillan said.
For information on the film/discussion or on becoming a member of the League of Women Voters visit www.lwvnj.org or call Deborah Macmillan at 609-443-5879.