Democracy Initiative: Know the Rules and Make a Plan to Vote in 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

For Immediate Release:

Democracy Initiative: Know the Rules and
Make a
Plan to Vote in 2020
If it wasn't important, Donald Trump wouldn't
be trying so hard to stop us

The following statement is from Wendy Fields, Executive Director of the Democracy Initiative.

“Donald Trump has no authority to delay the elections that will take place in thousands of jurisdictions across the United States in November. Republicans and Democrats alike have denounced his nonsensical comments, which are intended to sow division, suppress votes, stoke racism and draw attention away from his miserable failure to keep Americans safe.

“There is no justification—none—for statements that voting by mail is unreliable or subject to fraud. Millions of Americans participate in universal vote-by-mail elections in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington, with high voter turnout and reliable results.

“Voting by mail succeeds thanks to hard work and cooperation between election officials and the U.S. Postal Service. Instead of denigrating the people who make our democracy function, the president and Congress must focus on full funding for state and local elections and the USPS, so we can count every vote.

“Despite unprecedented obstacles, voters are turning out in high numbers all over the country this year. 2020 can and will be a historic election. Whether you choose to vote by mail or in person, everyone needs to know the rules, make a plan, and take your friends, families and co-workers with you.

“Voting must be pretty important. Otherwise, Donald Trump and his cronies wouldn’t be trying so hard to stop us from doing it.”

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The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.