We the People debuted earlier this month in Fortnite's Party Royale mode, bringing a discussion of racial prejudice and police brutality against Black Americans to the game for players to view. Now, We the People is returning next week to tackle voter suppression.
Epic Games announced the "second installment" of We the People earlier today on the official Fortnite website. The screening will be taking place next week on July 28, returning once again to the Party Royale mode, and there'll be re-runs of the discussion every every hour for 22 hours total, until the following day on July 29.
This time, We the People has a different panel of guests to discuss voter suppression affecting Black Americans. The second installment will be hosted by broadcast journalist Cari Champion, Jason Heyward of the Chicago Cubs, former NBA player Jalen Rose, rapper Bun B, and comedian Yvonne Orji.
You can see the debut installment of We the People below, which tackled police brutality against Black Americans. The panel for the previous episode was composed of political analyst Van Jones, Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike, former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, Atlantic writer Jemele Hill, and musician Lil Baby.
Voter suppression against Black Americans is nothing new. Somewhat famously in 2018, Democrat Stacey Abrams lost an election for the Governor of Georgia to Republican Brian Kemp. Kemp was in charge of election and voter registration for the 2018 election, having canceled over 1.4 million voter registrations between 2012 and 2017, with nearly 700,000 cancelations in 2017 alone.
By October 2018, Kemp's office had put nearly 53,000 voter registrations on hold, 75% of which belonged to minorities. This was a month before the election. 340,000 more people were wrongly flagged by the state as being ineligible to vote. This was the day before the election.
Brian Kemp won the election for the Governor of Georgia. He has faced zero legal repercussions since.
We the People returns to Fortnite on July 28 at 7 p.m. EDT.