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Tues, Oct 6 – Each of Us Can Play a Role: Actions You Can Take Now to Protect the 2020 Election
October 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A new guide, titled Hold the Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy, was recently released, offering steps that people all over the country can take to ensure the November 2020 election is successful and that the results are respected. Two of the Hold the Line’s co-authors, Hardy Merriman and Kifah Shah, will discuss the guide’s recommendations and rationale, and engage in discussion about how people can organize election protection groups and efforts in their communities. This discussion is the first of a two-part series. Details regarding a subsequent workshop on brainstorming concrete GOTV actions to be announced soon.
In the days following this Zoom program, there are Hold the Line Workshops. You are encouraged to apply for one of the workshops (see below) because registration is limited and we expect that they will fill up quickly.
Hold the Line: A Workshop to Protect the 2020 Election is an hour-long workshop for civically engaged people from across the US will provide guidance for action planning to “hold the line” against violations of norms and laws connected to the 2020 U.S. election. We will focus on actions that can be taken prior to Election Day (Nov. 3, 2020) and between Election and Inauguration Day (Jan. 20, 2021) to ensure that:
a) Everyone can vote and every vote is counted
b) Any irregularities are investigated and remedied as appropriate
c) The election results are respected
Our workshop will draw from the recently published Hold the Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy. All workshop participants will be asked to review the guide and/or watch a short video presentation about the guide in advance of the training.
You must register via this form. Leaders of local grassroots groups and activists working in swing states are especially encouraged to apply. Each workshop will be limited to 50 participants and waitlisted registrants will be notified of future workshops and other opportunities to engage. We will notify you by email of your registration status a few days before the event and registered participants will be asked to complete an additional questionnaire in advance of the workshop.