Women are saving our democracy — and being attacked for it

Women are saving our democracy — and being attacked for it

During the 2020 election cycle, telling the truth led to violent threats against election workers and state officials and an attack on our nation’s capital. And although male election officials were not immune to the vitriol, women were — and continue to be — top targets . As the lies about the 2020 election carry on, so do emboldened misogynists and those who get a thrill out of sending a threatening text, email or phone call. Yet, strong women continue to fight for the truth and refuse to buckle to Internet trolls and power-hungry politicians. Recently, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) was ousted from her Republican House leadership position because too many in her party are afraid of the truth, and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs faced another round of death threats for defending the will of voters in her state. In a scathing six-page letter , Hobbs laid out in detail why the current recounting the 2020 presidential votes in Maricopa Country has no legitimate basis and violates proper audit procedures. In a response to Hobbs’ plea for the Arizona Senate to come to terms with the already twice-audited results, she got death threats . The threats were so serious that Gov. Doug Ducey (R) had to order Department of Public Safety protection for Hobbs and her family. We, too, have received such threats. As women working on the frontlines of two distinct but increasingly interconnected issues — election protection and gun violence prevention — and who have […]

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