SUPPORT THE PLEDGE

Signing The Election Pledge is a commitment to defend and strengthen the integrity of our nation through safe, fair, and accessible elections, and the peaceful transfer of power.  These are ways that you can maximize the impact of The Election Pledge based on your role.

Select the role that you used to sign the pledge:

As a Candidate and/or Elected Official in our democratic republic, these steps demonstrate that you are accountable to the citizens of our country and committed to strengthening their faith in our democratic processes:

  • Publicize your signing of The Election Pledge through both conventional media and social media.
  • Encourage your supporters to sign The Election Pledge.
  • Make a joint statement with your political opponents in support of The Election Pledge.
  • ~~The Cox/Peterson video from 2020 is a great example of how powerful these statements can be and how they can act as a powerful antidote to the hyperpolarization gripping our country.
  • ~~Create your own Election Pledge signing event video and post it here, and on social media.

As a Citizen in our democratic republic, these steps help ensure that politicians are accountable to you:

  • Ask candidates and officeholders to sign The Election Pledge in support of democracy.
  • ~~Use these tools to contact your representatives and candidates to urge them to sign the pledge and stand up for democracy.
  • ~~Later in 2022, this website will directly provide these capabilities so you can immediately see who has signed The Election Pledge and notify those that haven’t.
  • Encourage your friends and family to sign The Election Pledge by text,  email, Facebook, and/or Twitter
  • Be an informed Pro-democracy voter. There are numerous great tools and organizations that can assist you.
  • ~~With Activote's Daily Democracy app, you can see who represents you and track their actions. You will get notifications for every election and be able to explore the candidates and you'll learn about important public policy issues facing our communities.
  • ~~Use Vote.org to check your registration and find early voting sites, your polling places, or the nearest ballot drop box.
  • ~~Research the candidates through great tools like Ballotpedia.org,  Vote411.org,  Vote-USA.org, and WeVote.us.
  • ~~Check out the Team Democracy Resources page for non-profits that are engaged in supporting and strengthening our democracy.
  • Donate to Team Democracy to help strengthen our democratic institutions and norms.

As an organization in our democratic republic, these steps increase the participation of citizens and the accountability of politicians:

  • Ask candidates and officeholders to sign The Election Pledge in support of democracy.
  • Publicize your signing of The Election Pledge through both conventional media and social media.
  • Encourage your employees and customers to sign The Election Pledge and participate in our democratic processes.
  • ~~Civic Alliance’s Civic Engagement Playbook provides best practices that can empower employees and customers to be active and engaged in civic life.
  • ~~Business for America offers materials and support to help companies provide a leadership role in strengthening representative democracy.
  • Donate to Team Democracy to help strengthen our democratic institutions and norms.