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To: State Election Officials and Members of Congress
Bar insurrectionists from office under the U.S. Constitution!
We call upon Secretaries of State, other State Election Officials, and Members of Congress to disqualify, bar, or remove from office all candidates and officials demonstrated by the facts to have engaged in the 2021 Insurrection or given aid or comfort to those who did.
Democracy, Truth, and Equal Justice are among our most cherished principles as Americans. They ensure our voice in the governance of our nation, safeguard the basic integrity of our institutions, and are critical to protecting the other rights and responsibilities that we share as a people. Those principles were gravely violated by the treacherous and deadly Insurrection aimed at overturning the fair and accurate results of the 2020 presidential election. Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment gives you the power and responsibility to prevent government officials who participated in the Insurrection from ever holding office again.
Why is this important?
The political leaders who participated in the Insurrection—including the intimidation of election officials, the fake elector scheme, and the January 6, 2021 siege on the U.S. Capitol—must be held accountable and prevented from engaging in future attacks on our Democracy.
The forces of political violence, disinformation, autocracy, and bigotry that drove the 1/6 Insurrection continue to pose grave threats to our country today. And while many of the rioters who stormed the Capitol have been held accountable, the vast majority of political leaders who actively undermined our Democracy and our Constitution have not. A large number of those individuals are current office holders or candidates for office. Barring or removing Insurrectionists from office is one important step toward preventing future attacks on our Constitution and laws.
The U.S. Constitution is clear on this question: Section 3 of the 14th Amendment declares that anyone who previously held public office and then engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States is disqualified from holding future office unless two-thirds of Congress removes that bar.
State and Federal officials have the power—indeed, the obligation—to uphold the 14th Amendment based on documented facts.