- Preserving a republic of laws
- Strengthening the checks & balances of our democratic operating system
- Raising awareness of emerging risks to the electoral process that is so vital to America’s liberty and prosperity
- Working at national and state levels to mitigate these risks by conducting research, publishing our ideas and promoting dialogue
- Coordinating closely with other civic groups to help promote trust in the strength of our republic and its institutions
Therefore, we rededicate ourselves to uphold the following basic principles, and we call on our fellow citizens to do the same:
Let every eligible voter vote.
Let every vote be counted.
Let the electoral count stand.
Respect the voice of the people in each state as expressed in the popular vote.
Quotes from Our Leaders
“Americans must do whatever we can to preserve American democracy. We both have been to Normandy. We visited the cemetery that honors young Americans who hit the beach knowing their chances of survival were slim. History is asking comparably little of us today to preserve freedom. Surely we will respond to the call.”
Dick Gephardt and Tom Ridge
“The freedom to vote is a foundation of our democracy. Preserving it depends on Americans being able to vote, knowing their vote will be counted and having confidence in the results. Free and fair elections are under attack by enemies both visible and invisible, and confronting them is necessary to avoid chaos.”
Dick Gephardt, Trevor Potter and Tim Wirth
“Democracy is fragile. Its integrity is under threat, and we must do everything in our power to protect it.”
Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for International Law Enforcement
“The hijacking of our democratic processes by extremists also infringes the constitutional rights of the rest of us—no matter which side of the political aisle you’re on.”
Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection
“The ‘Big Lie’ – the baseless claim that the 2020 presidential election outcome was the result of massive fraud and other electoral misconduct – began germinating long before many Americans even realized. It has now endured well beyond reason justifies or our democracy deserves.”
Former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart and Ari Mittleman
What We Are Reading
The Unconventional Threat Podcast
Season 2 Episode 1
A Shadow Falls on Our Democracy
In the first episode of Season 2 of Unconventional Threat, hosts Jonathan Winer and Peter Eisner uncover efforts by extremists to gain control of our government through unconstitutional methods.
With a focus on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Winer and Eisner reveal the unethical tactics being used across the country by forces opposed to fair and impartial elections in order to execute their strategies of