Storming for the Vote
Storming for the Vote: Hurricane Sandy and the Election
Introducing a New Documentary Film Produced by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey with an incredible force. 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. Some 800 polling places throughout the state were without power.
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is proud to release Storming for the Vote: Hurricane Sandy and the Election, which chronicles the actions of many that ensured that New Jersey's citizens could vote.
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This film, directed by award winning filmmaker Christina Eliopoulos, includes dramatic news footage combined with interviews of nonprofit leaders from the ACLU-NJ, Disability Rights New Jersey, the Hall Institute for Public Policy, the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey. Featured are election officials from Hoboken and Ocean County as well as citizens that made it to the polls despite great odds.