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Progressive Group Eyes Election Integrity

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 17:11

The activist group Progressive East End Reformers, which scheduled and then postponed a post-election rally on Nov. 4, has set Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. as a tentative date to mobilize to support President-elect Joe Biden's apparent Electoral College victory. The group's gathering would take place at the Bridgehampton Community House.

On Friday, Progressive East End Reformers, or PEER, told its membership by email that Protect the Results, a project jointly led by the groups Indivisible and Stand Up America, had recommended the Dec. 1 date for potential action. As of yesterday, President Trump had yet to concede the election, which the Associated Press and major networks called for Mr. Biden and Senator Kamala Harris on Nov. 7. 

Dec. 1, the email said, is a "placeholder," with a mobilization potentially happening before or after the date, and possibly at a different location. "It's very disturbing and dangerous to witness the Republicans acting so shamefully," PEER said. "However, Biden is the clear winner and Protect the Results is closely monitoring the situation, in case we need to mobilize. For now, they do not feel it is necessary nor the right moment." 

PEER's mission statement advocates social, racial, and economic justice, with a focus on health care, immigration, election integrity, and the environment. It is a chapter of the New York Progressive Action Network.



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