Democracy is fragile. We have reason to worry that this fall we may see an undemocratic power grab — a coup. We also know that the people can defend our democracy. Nonviolent mass protests have stopped coups in other places, and we may have to do the same in this country.

Elections work because the public agrees to honor the results. Similarly, coups work only if the public honors them. When the public refuses to accept the coup as legitimate, coups fall apart. Refusal looks like millions of people using nonviolent tools to delegitimize the coup by demonstrating, resisting orders, and shutting down the country until democracy prevails.

That’s why we are committing now to choose democracy: by voting, making sure all the votes are counted, and preparing to take the streets in the case of a coup.

Together, we choose democracy.

OUR PLEDGE:

  1. We will vote.
  2. We will refuse to accept election results until all the votes are counted.
  3. We will nonviolently take to the streets if a coup is attempted.
  4. If we need to, we will shut down this country to protect the integrity of the democratic process.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

Democracy is fragile. We have reason to worry that this fall we may see an undemocratic power grab — a coup. We also know that the people can defend our democracy. Mass protests have stopped coups in other places, and we may have to do the same in this country.

That’s why we are committing now to choose democracy: by voting, waiting for the results, and preparing to take the streets in the case of a coup.

Together, we choose democracy.

Are you ready for whatever happens in November? Choose democracy with us, and we’ll get ready together. After you sign up, we’ll share resources, draw wisdom from people who have lived through coups, and get you the skills you need to be connected and prepared.

I choose democracy.
TAKE THE PLEDGE