Stop Trump through the Electoral College on 12/19

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Dear Allies,

Since Election Day, we have watched in horror as the Trump transition team has prepared to take power over the federal government, the NSA, the Department of Defense, and America’s nuclear weapons stockpile. It is now clear to us that this group of individuals represents the most dangerous organization in world history, as Noam Chomsky recently stated.

Joseph Romm compares the Trump-Putin-Exxon alliance to the Axis Powers of the ‘30s. We think the analogy is appropriate, if insufficient. The truth is that Trump’s appointments and energy agenda point directly toward a plan of annihilation that, if executed, would dwarf the evil of Hitler’s “Final Solution.” It is one thing to exterminate a people and plunge a world into war. It is quite another to willfully condemn all of humanity and incinerate life on earth.

We do not wish to whitewash the climate crimes of Democratic Party politicians, or to place the blame exclusively on politicians -- the climate crisis is a responsibility shared by all of us, albeit on vastly different levels. The point is that the forces of darkness are preparing to imminently commandeer the largest military and security state in history.

With less than a week left before the Electoral College votes on December 19, we support the efforts underway to encourage at least 37 Republican electors to not vote for Trump. As law professor Geoffrey R. Stone argues persuasively, voting against Trump under these circumstances is faithful to our nation’s founding principles — the courageous, patriotic thing for electors to do.

We urge you – and we mean YOU – to think through and act upon every legitimate way in which humanity can avoid the cataclysm of a Donald Trump presidency.

Stand up to this gang of ecocidal fascists, and the feckless, cowardly Democratic Party establishment that appeases them. Stand up for everyone you love and for our country.
  1. Join a 12/19 protest at your state capitolRSVP with Democracy Spring.

  2. Sign the Electoral College Petition, which already has over 4.8 million signers, and share widely.

  3. Contact your state’s electors before they vote by respectfully emailing, calling, or writing before 12/19.

  4. Think: Do you have any connections – direct or indirect – to electors in the Electoral College? Please attempt to persuade them to consider voting for someone else who is not Trump.

  5. Think: Are you aware of other means of preventing a Trump Presidency that are not widely known by the public? Please let us know.

There's no doubt that this represents a desperate move. That's because we face desperate circumstances. None of us know what’s going to happen in the months and years to come, and we have everything to gain by mobilizing this week.

Whatever happens on December 19, there is no substitute for building an unprecedented mass movement to protect American democracy, secure fundamental human rights for everyone, and restore a safe climate through a WWII-scale mobilization. We remain firmly committed to that mission, and will keep mobilizing and organizing to build it in the coming weeks, months, and years.

Onward,

Ezra, Ashik, Margaret, & The Climate Mobilization team

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Reposted in Daily Kos.

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  • commented 2016-12-17 20:20:44 -0500
    Ezra and Margaret,

    Like you, I am astounded at the Nation’s and the Democratic Party’s acquiescence in this travesty. But, travesty is too meek a word for this complete tragedy and consummate catastrophe!