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Worker Outreach Effort
NYC Board of elections executive director John Ravitz
and “By the People” director Malindi Fickle to announce a unique
poll worker outreach effort.
(from left to right)
Liza Politi, Producer "By The People"
Malindi Fickle, Producer/Director "By The People"
John Ravitz, NYC Board of
Elections Executive Director
On Tuesday, July 25, New York City Board of Elections
Executive Director John Ravitz and Malindi Fickle, New Yorker and
Director of the new documentary film "By the People" will announce a
unique poll worker outreach effort during the film's NYC theatrical
run at Village Cinema East, Tuesday, July 28-Thursday, August 3.
By The People will air this October on PBS stations nationwide and
explores the process-- not the politics-- behind American elections.
The film highlights the challenges facing election officials across
the country, and reveals a fragile elections process that is often
taken for granted. Following the New York release, the film will be
seen in communities across the country including Austin, Boston,
Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland, Sag Harbor, San
Francisco, and Washington DC. The filmmakers will outreach to the
Board of Elections in each with the goal of replicating the NYC
Like the election officials profiled in the film, the NYC Board of
Elections is using new and innovative ways to encourage New Yorkers
to get involved as poll workers and interpreters during the upcoming
We would like to invite you to attend the press
conference on Tuesday, July 25 at 11:00am, to give you information
on how they can get a first look at "By the People" and how they can
get involved at the polls on Election Day. A brief preview of "By
the People" will be shown, and a limited number of copies of the
film will be distributed for review.