Take action! PROTECT THE RESULTS Rallies, Wed Nov 4th
A national protest is planned for Wednesday Nov 4th to demand every vote is counted. We are supporting local “Protect the Vote” protest rallies and helping to organize the mid-Cape rally, which, as of now, almost 200 people have already registered to attend.
Why protest? Trump has been making it clear he will challenge votes state-by-state with his newly slanted Supreme Court ready to support his efforts. According to an article in Axios Sunday, Trump is planning to declare victory on election night before all votes are counted:
President Trump has told confidants he’ll declare victory on Tuesday night if it looks like he’s “ahead,” according to three sources familiar with his private comments. That’s even if the Electoral College outcome still hinges on large numbers of uncounted votes in key states like Pennsylvania.“Scoop: Trump’s plan to declare premature victory” Axios, 11/1/2020
And today he promised he’d be challenging votes:
“I don’t think it’s fair that we have to wait for a long period of time after the election,” the president told journalists in North Carolina “As soon as the election is over – we’re going in with our lawyers.”“Trump says he is preparing for legal challenges to vote counts as final sprint begins” 11/1/2020
We cannot let this happen, we must take to the streets.
From a recent Cape Cod Times story:
The aim of the rallies, which are planned as part of a nationwide Protect the Results action by Indivisible and other organizations, is to ensure all votes are counted and that there is a peaceful transition of power.“Rally to protect the vote planned“
If there is any suggestion that legitimately cast votes will be challenged, we will get a message from the national organizers and will hold these protest rallies. If you are not on Cape Cod- look here for an event.
We will take to the streets and take back the narrative. We will not let votes go uncounted!
Hyannis event – link.
4-6pm The location is private – you will get a message with the details once you sign up. The start time is subject to change, once you sign up we will send you emails with any changes.
Falmouth event link.
Location is private – you will get a message with details once you sign up. Same time – 4-6pm -subject to change, once you sign up we will send you emails with any changes.
Nantucket event link – a virtual event at 6pm
Get your signs ready!
COUNT EVERY VOTE!
As Trump continues to make comments, like the one below, de-legitimizing the integrity of our election and implying that he won’t concede, grassroots activists across the country will come together to demand every vote be counted and to ensure a peaceful transition of power.
“Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful – there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation”Donald Trump, September 23, 2020
Statements such as these will trigger nation-wide protests on November 4th and they will be followed by other peaceful, sustained actions until we achieve an accurate count.
Should Donald Trump refuse to accept or attempt to interfere with accurate election results, the Indivisible activists of the Cape and the Islands plan to gather to DEMAND that every vote is counted and that Donald Trump honor the valid results of the 2020 election. We will be joining hundreds of other nation-wide actions to peacefully demand that EVERY VOTE BE COUNTED because DEMOCRACY COUNTS EVERY VOTE.
The final decision to rally will be made on the morning of November 4th and will be based on the actions of the president and/or GOP legislators should they make moves to stop or delegitimize the vote count.
Go to Protect the Results to register and stay up-dated.
All attendees MUST wear masks and maintain social distancing. All attendees must also refrain from engaging with passersby who may disagree with our message. This is a peaceful gathering with a patriotic message.
Ongoing actions are also being planned; some for those who feel unable to participate in in-person events. Please watch for more info soon. We need help for these sustained actions; please get in touch if you can spare an hour or two.
Nationally, over 120 organizations are working on Protect the Results. We have our own list of local co-sponsors, including: 350 Cape Cod; Cape Cod and Islands Women’s March; Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities; Cape Cod Democratic Socialists of America; Cape Cod Women for Change; Coalition for Social Justice, Engage Falmouth; Indivisible Martha’s Vineyard; Indivisible Nantucket; Indivisible Outer Cape; Lower Cape Indivisible; Move to Remove; No Place for Hate-Falmouth; Progressive Women of Massachusetts; Rabbi Elias Lieberman (Falmouth Jewish Congregation); Racial Justice Provincetown; Reverend Nell Fields (Waquoit Congregational Church); Reverend W. Mebane (St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Falmouth); Social Justice Committee, Falmouth Jewish Congregation; Supporting Women in Transition; The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth; Upper Cape Women’s Coalition; DTCs: Barnstable, Brewster, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Mashpee, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Wellfleet
ONE MORE THING: An action everyone can take today, is to contact Governor Baker to ask that he strongly support the counting of every vote by signing the Governors’ pledge. One of the tactics we expect the Republicans to take after the election is to pressure other Republicans (Governors or State Legislatures) to stop counting ballots or to undertake legal challenges (as they have been doing already in PA). If you would like to write Governor Baker now, please CLICK HERE to go to a link for instructions, a template and more information.
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