We Go High
Nov 20, 2016 — Friends,
This movement is truly unprecedented.
This morning our petition passed 4.5 MILLION signatures - and it continues to grow. Thank you! Your passion and support is keeping us inspired and motivated.
Many people have asked us what they can do to help.
The most important thing we can do right now is continue to share and spread the petition. We are only as strong as our numbers, and millions of Americans still don't even know this petition exists.
We are not asking people to contact Electors directly at this time.
It is absolutely your First Amendment right to express your opinion to these officials. However, we've heard multiple reports that Electors are being harassed and even threatened. This is not only wrong, it's counterproductive to our efforts. We aren't going to change anyone's minds by being aggressive or disrespectful.
We are actively developing a step-by-step strategy to lobby the Electoral College directly. We are also coordinating with activists and organizations all over the country to support the protests and local movements happening nationwide, including large-scale protests in state capitals on December 19.
We have only one opportunity to do this and it's important to do it right, rather than hastily. Although we only have 29 days, we also only have a few dozen people we need to convince.
Everyone is getting ready for the holiday this week, and it's a perfect time to let friends and family know about the petition. Ask them to bring up ECpetition.com on their phones. It will take them directly to the petition where they can sign it and share it. This is vitally important.
We need you to talk about the petition and share it on any platform you can—in person, on social media, and in direct emails to your personal networks. Every signature we get adds strength to our position!
In the meantime, you can read "3 1/2 Californians: Some Are More Equal Than Others", part 2 of the Medium piece I wrote about the petition and the reasons I started it.
Please keep sharing the petition, and keep talking about the inequality of the Electoral College and the dangers of a Trump presidency. Stay in touch with us by following us on Facebook and Twitter (links below), and signing our mailing list on electoralcollegepetition.com.
Thanks again for your support and solidarity! We will be in touch soon with more.