Lincoln Democracy Institute Announces New Ad Campaign

The Lincoln Democracy Institute was created to inform the public about the nature of authoritarianism at all levels. It will point out where authoritarianism is taking root and share what Americans can do to stop it. The Lincoln Democracy Institute will also direct people to pro-democracy organizations, elected officials, and candidates.

The Institute is running a new ad asking Americans where they stand on the line between truth and lies, and violence and democracy, in the wake of January 6th. The ad tells viewers that January 6th did not end when rioters finally cleared the Capitol that day, but that supporters of the insurrection promise more violence and continue to threaten our democracy. 

You can watch the ad here. It will run on cable in Bedminster, New Jersey and is the first in a series that will run weekly.

”The January 6th Committee hearings show that the motivation behind the attack on the capital was to overthrow the election and destroy our democracy,” said Erin Dobson, Lincoln Democracy Institute Executive Director. “Today, we are asking Americans to decide if they believe in democracy, or if they want to see America succumb to violence, hate and ignorance.”

Previously known as the Franklin Project, The Lincoln Democracy Institute will respond in real time to threats to our democracy. It will repudiate the lies of the right wing media and push back against those who threaten to use violence. LDI is the 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliate of the Lincoln Project. It will seek to defeat the forces that imperil our democratic system, reminding Americans of the values that unite us and educating voters on the urgency for all of us to participate in the democratic process.

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