DEFENDING DEMOCRACY: Then & Now Presented at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

March 18th, 2024 - 6:00 pm

DEFENDING DEMOCRACY: Then & Now  Presented at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes
Special Event to Benefit The League of Women Voters of Sussex County, DE

On Monday, March 18 at 6:00 pm, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, DE (LWVSCDE), will present a very special fundraising event: Defending Democracy: Then & Now, featuring four film documentary shorts.

The film titles touch on the history of women’s efforts to gain and protect the right to vote in the U.S. From the role of iconic suffragists like Ida B. Wells and Inez Millholland, to the example of contemporary legislators choosing conscience over ideology to protect women’s reproductive rights, to the current battle to fight against voter suppression, this special event will enlighten and encourage patrons to treasure and exercise their right to vote.

The films screening are: Suffrage in 60 seconds: Ida B. Wells; Inez Milholland: Forward into Light; Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote and Deciding Vote. The event begins at 6:00 pm with an opening reception, the films begin at 6:45 pm, and a post-film panel discussion follows.

Martha Rothenberg, President of LWVSCDE, notes that “This election year we face unprecedented challenges to our democratic system. Regardless of their political outlook, all Sussex County voters must understand how precious—and fragile—our voting rights are. We hope understanding our history will encourage Sussex citizens to support the League’s commitment to making democracy work, and Get Out And Vote!”

Ticket prices are $25 General Admission/$20 RBFS Members/$5 Students (Student tickets purchase at theater only.) Ticket sales will directly benefit the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, DE. Purchase advance tickets online at or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes, Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

LWVSCDE, Inc., is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization. For 67 years, we have promoted political responsibility in Sussex County through informed and active participation in government. We do not support or oppose any political party or any candidate. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to anyone 16 years of age or older who subscribes to the purpose and policies of the LWV of the United States. Learn more about LWVSCDE here:

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