NEW YORK - “In the coming days the actions taken by election officials and courts will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of our democracy—they should do everything in their power to protect the rule of law and count every vote.
“We stand in solidarity with other institutions and individuals to oppose any action that would:
- disenfranchise any voter;
- undermine the credibility of certified election results;
- undermine the validity of uncounted mail-in ballots;
- undermine the rule of law and the peaceful transition of power;
- threaten or act with violence toward public officials, courts, political candidates, poll workers or any community members.
“Everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity or neighborhood, should have access to clean air and water and feel safe and welcome in the outdoors. No matter the election outcome we will advocate for a more resilient and inclusive economy with more green jobs, for cleaner air and stronger communities that protect birds, conserve water, restore wetlands, and reduce emissions.
“Audubon’s 1.9 million members have persevered through many uncertain times in our nation’s history and we will be here, advocating for communities, birds and the environment no matter what comes next as we have for 115 years.”
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.
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