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Nationwide Candlelight Vigil Set to Mourn 2016 Election

The “Candlelight Vigil for the 66 Million” will take place at every town and city hall in the country on the one year anniversary of the 2016 election.



Nationwide Candlelight Vigil Mourn 2016 Election

UPDATE #2: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. PST – It’s Election Day in the United States! Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election. If you’re still mourning — the way we are — get out there to vote today in states like WA, NJ, VA, or NY, get out there today and vote, and then tomorrow evening, join us for the vigil.  We have had a tremendous response to this event. As of now there are 100 known regional candlelight vigils being held nationwide. If your local town or city is not listed, lead up your own! Register your event below or just show up and send out some messages to your friends!

UPDATE: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m PST — Emails have gone out to over 100 regional team leaders who have applied to help lead their local candlelight vigil events in their all across America. We will do our best to continue uploading information here. New individuals who want t0 lead in a vigil in their neighborhood, please register at the bottom of this page.

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“The First” by Malika Favre, with text by Bros4America.

Progressive advocacy group Bros4America  is announcing “A Candlelight Vigil for the 66 Million,” a nationwide candlelight vigil being held on November 8, 2017, to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the 2016 American presidential election. At 7pm local time, organizers of the event are asking that Americans who are concerned about the state of their democracy gather at their local town halls or municipal buildings.

Not for a rally or a march.  The group says its aim is to send a message to the world and to the current administration that the will of the electorate was not reflected in the outcome of the election, and the subsequent near-daily turmoil wrought by the Trump Administration is not sanctioned by the American people.

“If we do nothing, if we pretend that what we are seeing is business as usual, then democracy dies,” said Alex Mohajer, the group’s co-founder. “What we allow we encourage. We will NOT forget, we will not shut up.”

So, they teamed up with the massively popular Hillary’s Resistance club on Facebook

Patricia Mathews Ray is one of the attendees. She will be leading the candlelight vigil in Weatherford, Texas where she anticipates she will be the only attendee. “I will likely be alone in my county. Approximately 82% of voters chose Trump, as the local paper proudly reported the day after the election.”

But Ray will be at the vigil anyway, because it’s the right thing to do. And she will not be alone: Over 100 local events have been registered nationwide

Last year’s presidential election was one of the “most consequential affronts to our democracy maybe ever,” said Nelson Melegrito, co-founder of the original Bros4Hillary.

Parties interested in attending can RSVP to the event “Candlelight Vigil for the 66 Million” on Facebook.


Individuals interested in heading up local efforts for the candlelight vigil or becoming regional or local organizers are encouraged to contact Bros4America. 

Or help us raise the overhead costs to make this event possible!

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