Updated: Apr 14
We were honored to see our work highlighted in Daniel Hunter's piece today on WagingNonviolence.org, where he lays out seven specific tactics that could help preserve democracy and prevent any extralegal attempts to hold on to power:
Tactic #1: Strengthen election officials’ backbones
One key pillar of support is election officials. As an example, Protect Our Election has launched a letter-writing and call-in campaign to encourage election officials to do their jobs.
I rarely recommend a petition campaign. But when trying to stop a coup, you need people ready to defect if given illegal orders. The likelihood increases when they feel support and sense they are siding with a broad citizenry.
The goal here is to let election officials know we are watching them — in affirming ways that side with their better angels. In a time of COVID, this is an action that is easy to take.