We probably don’t need to tell you, but this year has been unprecedented in so many ways. As we enter a highly emotionally charged election day, we want to take a minute to remind you of a few things to help keep you safe.
There is a global pandemic happening:While this may seem obvious as we navigate how we engagephysically;it is also important to keep this heightened stress level in mind as we engage emotionally as well. We are not simply working remotely, or physically distancing, but we are working, communicating,and protesting through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We want you to civically engage AND wedon’twant you to get hurt (or sick).Talk, engage, protest,anddemonstrate in ways that are in keeping with your value system AND in ways that will not put you or others in harm’s way.
In any country, no matter how entrenched the peaceful transition of power and rule of law, elections alwayselicit some uncertainty. In a time when so much of the rest of our day-to-day lives is uncertain,ourmost sincere wish is that none of you are caught in a situation that may harm you in any way.
As in past years, we are providing this how-to-guide as a way of helping to keep you safe and aware of resources,opportunities for engagement,and ordinances that can help you exercise your freedoms. We encourage you to get involved and take an active part in creating the change you want to see during and beyond the election.