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IREHR in Daily Kos: “Far-right attacks on local politics drive off ordinary folks, but there’s a blueprint to fight back” – April 27, 2022

By April 27, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

Devin Burghart, executive director at the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, was quoted in Daily Kos:

David Neiwert, Daily Kos Staff, writes “Those kind of results could point to a blueprint for pushing back against extremists at the local level, Devin Burghart of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights told CityLabs’ Laura Bliss. He noted that the candidates’ success began with repeatedly calling attention to their opponents’ affiliations with QAnon, as well as their excessive devotion to non-local issues, and was sealed by their strategic and energetic combined organizing and door-knocking during the campaign.

“That combination is going to be a key for defeating far-right efforts to take over local government around the country,” he said.”

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