More than 50 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most extensive pieces of civil rights legislation, people of color across the United States still are engaged in a battle to protect their right to vote. This short documentary directed by Dawn Porter follows one dynamic woman working tirelessly on the ground and in the courts to ensure that they are not denied this right.

The film follows attorney Donita Judge, an advocate for voting rights, on Election Day 2016, as she troubleshoots claims of voting irregularities in Columbus, Ohio. In recent years, no president has ever won national office without winning Ohio, making it a crucial swing state. As Judge crisscrosses the city to support poll workers and citizens, we see how new voting restrictions such as ID laws affect the ability of people on the ground to vote.

The film was funded by a grant from Glassbreaker Films and the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation.

Voting Matters is available on Amazon Prime Video and will be broadcast on these public television stations:

STATEMARKETSTATIONAIR TIME
CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAKCET11/2 @ 7:30PM
11/4 @ 6:30PM
CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAKCET Link11/3 @ 1:30PM
11/6 @ 11:30AM
CaliforniaLos Angeles/San BernadinoKVCR10/31 @ 11:30PM
CaliforniaSan Francisco Bay AreaKQED11/5 @ 11PM
11/6 @ 5AM
CaliforniaCotati/SF/San Mateo, CAKRCB/KCSM11/5 @ 7PM
FloridaCocoa, FLWEFS11/5 @ 8:30PM
IndianaIndianapolis, INWFYI11/4 @4PM on WFYI 1
11/6 @ 5AM on WFYI 1
11/3, 8PM on WFYI 3
KentuckyKentuckyKentucky Statewide11/3 @ 12AM
KentuckyPaducah-Cape GiradWKMU11/2 @ 11PM
MichiganAllendale, MIWGVU11/4 at 9:30PM
MichiganGrand RapidsWCVK11/4 @ 9:30PM
New MexicoPortales, NMKENW11/1 @ 8:30PM
11/5 @ 3:30PM
11/6 @ 8:30PM on KENW 2
11/1 @ 9:30PM on KENW 3
11/2 @ 1:30AM on KENW 3
New York/New JerseyNew York/New JerseyWLIW11/2 @ 4:30AM
New York/New JerseyNew York/New JerseyWNYE11/5 @ 7PM
North CarolinaGreenville-SpartanWRET10/30 @8:30AM
OhioCincinnati, OHWCET11/3 @ 12AM
OhioToledoWGTE11/4 @ 6:30AM
PennsylvaniaHarrisburg, PAWITF10/26 at 8:30PM
10/28 at 5PM
South CarolinaSouth Carolina StatewideSCE-TV10/30 @ 8:30AM
TennesseeNashville, TNWNPT10/30 @ 7:30 PM on NP
11/2 @ 7:30AM on NPT-
11/2 @ 12:30PM
TennesseeMemphis, TNWKNO11/2 @ 11:30PM
11/3 @ 3:30AM
TennesseeKnoxville, TNWETP11/4 @ 6:30PM
TexasSan Antonio, TXKLRN11/4 @ 3:30PM
11/5 @ 8:30PM on KLRN
TexasAustin, TXKLRU11/5 @ 11PM
UtahSalt Lake City, UTKUEN11/1 @ 8PM
WashingtonSpokane, WAKSPS11/1 @ 7PM

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