“In order for elections to be free and fair, all votes must be counted.
“Otherwise, our democracy and the idea of a government ‘of the people, for the people, by the people’ is in doubt. Leaving votes uncounted threatens the means through which Earthworks, and all Americans, fight to protect the public interest ahead of private profit, including community health, clear air, clean water, and climate.
“All communities must have equal access to the pillars of our democracy, from equitable participation in elections, an equal seat at the table in government decision making, and equal access to justice in fair and independent courts. Supporting democracy is not a partisan issue.
“For that reason we demand a cessation to all attempts to obstruct a complete counting of all votes. We cannot take our democracy for granted.”
Alan Septoff, (202) 271-2355, aseptoff@earthworks.