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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Why do I have to sign up to access the forum?


Signing up helps prevent bots from overrunning the forum. Don't worry, we don't sell any of your personal information to anyone and you can opt-out of emails.




Why not use one of the big social media platforms?


Large social media companies have taken it upon themselves to police political opinion and silence those that disagree with the orders handed down by governors. As a result, social media platforms such as Facebook are removing events used to organize protests on their website. OpenTheStates.com serves as a platform for these groups to organize and share information without the algorithms or the censorship. We believe in the fundamental rights contained in the First Amendment and for the freedom of Americans to safely and peacefully protest.




What’s in it for you?


Nothing. We don't sell your information or ask for anything in return. As advocates for a return to civic participation and self-governance, Open the States encourages Americans to get active in local government and return the power back to its rightful hands - we the people.




Where do my petitions go?


We will send your petitions directly to President Trump, Members of Congress, and any other state or local official to whom you petition or write.




Do you support social distancing and other CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19?


Yes! We believe that Americans should practice self-governance, which includes following the guidelines laid out by health officials to limit the spread of COVID-19. When rallying to petition state and local officials to ease the restrictions on our liberty, we should maintain a distance of six feet from one another and wear any necessary protective equipment.




How are you affiliated with the state groups pushing to re-open the states?


We have no affiliation with any of the groups working to open our state economies. We simply desire to connect concerned Americans with their state organizations and provide a way for those citizens to organize their efforts. We do not endorse or sponsor any events or groups linked from OpenTheStates.com





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