We did it! And we keep moving forward!
Today, June 19, is the last day of submitting all the signatures. So far, we have handed over 283,000 signatures to the territorial commissions. It means that we have achieved the main goal at this stage: submitting the number, necessary to register a presidential candidate!
But the number of all the signatures received by us at present is 434,985. And this is an absolute record for alternative candidates in the history of independent Belarus.
Today, despite everything, we will continue to submit signatures to election commissions. Unfortunately, we will not be able to submit some signatures because of yesterday’s events.
Thank you so much. Members of the initiative group, volunteers, people of Belarus! Without you, nothing would have happened. Each of you has made a crucial step towards a new country. Those who collected signatures among family, friends, colleagues, and who picketed, who walked door-to-door, who spent hours and days checking and scanning signatures.
We collected signatures all over the country. We verified all the signatures to submit only the finest signature papers to the commission. We also did not forget about electronic crosslinking, copying, and creating a special register of the initiative group to be able to quickly find and confirm any signature.
More than 200 people took part in the verification process, all of them are volunteers and in the last days they were working 5 shifts, basically around the clock.
Many thanks to all those who helped, who brought water, who put logos on T-shirts, who made stands for themselves and other collectors with their own hands, and who drove equipment in their cars and organized pickets.
Thank you, we love you so much. You are all Heroes!
Take care of yourself, but don’t be afraid of anything. We are together. There’s a lot of us. And we feel each other’s shoulders.
We’ll win together!