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Sample Press Release

(In bold are areas that should be modified to fit your own candlelight vigil)

(CITY, DATE)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO BE HELD IN SUPPORT OF ELECTORS VOTING AGAINST DONALD TRUMP

Beginning this (DAY, DATE, TIME) on the steps of the (YOUR COUNTY COURTHOUSE, CITY HALL, CAPITOL BUILDING), a group of concerned citizens will hold a candlelight vigil dedicated to uniting citizens in support of a national movement of electors voting against Donald Trump.

The primary goal of the vigil is to bring citizens of all political persuasions together to put party aside and put the good of America first. (OPTIONAL) A speech will be given by (COMMUNITY FIGURE) at (TIME), and (ORGANIZATION) will be leading (SONGS, PRAYERS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE).

“I have poured countless hours into serving the party of Lincoln and electing its candidates. I will pour many more into being more faithful to my party than some in its leadership. But I owe no debt to a party. I owe a debt to my children to leave them a nation they can trust,” said Christopher Suprun, a Republican elector from Texas.

“Because I love my country and am concerned about future generations, I believe it is imperative that those of us with a vote in the Electoral College exercise our moral responsibility to elect a qualified person to be President of the United States,” said Polly Baca, an elector from Colorado. “The current candidate, Mr. Trump, has demonstrated that he is unfit to serve as President of our great nation. As electors, we need to unite behind an alternative Hamilton Candidate for the sake of our nation.”

Many of the presidential electors who have stepped forward in opposition to Mr. Trump feel charged to action by Alexander Hamilton’s words in Federalist 68: “The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”

The vigil is in anticipation of a larger, nationwide vigil to be held in every state capitol around the nation on the evening of December 18th, where electors will cast their votes to decide who will be the next president.

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