BCAN’s campaign efforts usually do not include electoral issues and government appointments. However, the uncertainty of the presidential election warrants BCAN to use its influence to encourage a fair and democratic outcome.
On October 30, 2020, BCAN submitted the following letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker addressing the November 3 election. In this letter, we have asked for the Governor to publicly affirm his commitment to defending the popular vote and to denounce efforts that are intended to undermine the results of this election. This includes prosecuting ballot tampering and voter intimidation, counting every vote before validating a candidate, and ensuring the state electors respect the outcome of the popular vote.
We are asking that the Governor protect the results of the election, regardless of the outcome, and allow the will of our state’s majority to be reflected in the electoral college. These requests do not aid in the election of a particular party or candidate, but support the framework of our democracy. We also ask that Charlie Baker encourage other governors across the country to abide by these same principles.
Thank you to BCAN’s allies at Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Greater Boston Tenants Union, Climate Code Blue, 350 Mass for a Better Future, Mothers Out Front, Boston Clean Energy Coalition, and “e” inc. The Environmental Learning and Action Center for showing solidarity on this important issue.
If you want to take individual action to help protect our democracy, you can tell Charlie Baker you support the demands of this letter by signing this petition: http://bit.ly/tell-charlie-baker