Jessica Skelly is a program developer with the Nonviolent Peaceforce U.S. team. Previously, she held safety and security management positions with the organization’s missions in Iraq and South Sudan.

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Stop Rumors, Stop Violence: How Unarmed Protectors Keep Us Safe

by Jessica Skelly 11-16-2020

A band featuring Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team mascot, plays across the street from where ballots are being counted in Philadelphia on Nov. 6, 2020. REUTERS / Mark Makela

As this uncertain post-election period continues in the United States, we must be prepared to help calm communities, prevent violence, and protect each other through disciplined and strategic nonviolent action.