Institutions like churches, elections, courts, local chambers of commerce, news organizations, non-profit advocacy groups or service agencies.
“Institutions do not protect themselves. They fall one after the other unless each is defended. So CHOOSE AN INSTITUTION you care about – a court, a newspaper, a law, a labor union – AND TAKE ITS SIDE.”
“It took less than a year for the new Nazi order to consolidate … a one-party state in which all major institutions had been humbled.” See Atlantic article: “THE PRESIDENT IS WINNING HIS WAR ON AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS.”