What Will We Do about a Trump Coup? Views from the Left

Date(s) – October 29, 2020
8:00 pm EDT to 9:30 pm EDT

President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 presidential election. His talk and action suggest he might use federal police or the military to interfere with the election process, commandeer polling places and seize ballots, and call on state legislatures to refuse to certify Biden’s victory.   Republican governors would likely cooperate and Trump could call upon his supporters in armed rightwing militias.

What we will do in response to such an attempted coup? What can we do with our unions, with our anti-racist and immigrant rights organizations, with our community-based groups, with our women’s groups and LGBT organizations? How can we organize? How can we stop an assault on what’s left of our democracy?


Jeremy Brecher—historian, author, and co-founder of the Labor Network for Sustainability

Bill Fletcher, Jr—talk show host, writer, activist, and trade union­ist

Kim D. Hunter—Detroit poet, cultural and political activist

Robin Peterson—Chicago, Co-Chair Chicago DSA