Storming for the Vote:
Hurricane Sandy and the Election
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey with an incredible
force of destruction. By the next morning, one week before the election,
millions of New Jersey residents were without power, displaced from
their homes, and overwhelmed by the devastation of the storm. Some
800 polling places throughout the state were without power.
In this documentary produced by the League of Women Voters of New
Jersey, dramatic news footage and videos from citizen journalists
are combined with candid interviews with voters from across the
state. The film reveals that for New Jersey citizens, having the
opportunity to cast a vote was a comfort, a palpable sense of relief,
a moment of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic and disorienting week,
and most importantly an inspiring testament to the fact that participating
in the democratic process unites and serves all of us.
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey encourages viewers to
share this video widely and will assist with arranging group screenings.
To arrange for a screening, please contact Jesse Burns at email@example.com.
Additionally, we also have a community discussion guide available
that can be used at your screenings or in the classroom to continue
a discussion about the importance of voting.
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