“America will probably awaken on Nov. 4 into uncertainty. Whatever else happens, there is no doubt that President Trump is ready for it.”

Plan for the worst and hope for the best.
The best coup is the one that never happens.

If there is an attempt at a power grab everything will move very fast and the lies will fly. One goal is to slow things down so that the truth can catch up and people can understand what is happening

What will you do?

Those who can, will most likely take to the streets nonviolently starting on November 4 at 5 pm. Labor unions and other big groups may call for a general strike.

What about the rest of us who can’t demonstrate? Those of us are worried about covid, fear an outbreak of violence or any number of other reasons.

Here is a suggestion. Do what democracy calls for. Contact decision makers, religious leaders, business owners, any one of influence in your community and demand that they join you in publicly speaking out for democracy.

Count every vote before accepting any results.

Everyone in communities across the country must demand that all the votes be counted and that there be no negotiation with any group trying a power grab. Such a united, powerful voice across the nation cannot be denied.

Be prepared: the future of our democracy could depend on it.

Join me in protecting our democracy by taking and sharing with friends, family and social media this pledge at

  • I will vote
  • I will refuse to accept election results until all the votes are counted
  • I will nonviolently take to the streets if a coup is attempted (for me, this means to ensure a peaceful transfer of power if Americans vote for a change)
  • If needed, I will shut down the country to protect the integrity of the democratic process (for me, this means resist government directives from government officials if they defy our democratic ideals in the election process. No negotiations with those involved in an illegitimate power grab.)

In Solidarity,
Marilyn Elie