We share their belief…
That everyone counts, no matter their age, zip code, race, gender, bank account balance, or anything else;
That in a democracy, voting rights are fundamental human and civil rights, and the free practice of the right to vote is necessary for justice to be established;
That the democratic processes of the United States are in jeopardy, that the right to vote in the 2020 election and to have every vote counted is under attack, and that there is a threat to the fundamental democratic principle of the peaceful transfer of power once the will of the people has been established.
Therefore, we pledge to protect and preserve democracy by:
We fervently hope for a peaceful and orderly electoral outcome this November. However, should the worst occur, we will not be passive witnesses to the death of our democracy. Because we hold that democracy to be a sacred trust, we pledge ourselves to safeguard it, so that we can tell our grandchildren we did everything we could to secure a future where every person matters and every vote counts.
We welcome other leaders in Maine to add their signature to this statement.