HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE

The horrific assault on the Capitol was not a protest. This was a failed coup attempt deliberately designed to circumvent the will of the people with the goal of keeping in place the flawed leadership that was overwhelmingly defeated in the November elections. From the president of the United States downward, all involved — whether via their actions or their failure to act — must be held accountable

Let there be no doubt: This was an attack on every American who risked their well-being during a global pandemic to participate in our democratic process and elect a new President and a new Congress. Notably, this attack came the day after Black and Brown Americans once again lifted their voices and voted to yield historic change in Georgia, securing a place for progressive values in the U.S. Senate. These attacks will not be successful. The transition of power will continue and a Biden-Harris administration will begin on January 20 alongside a new Congress. 

We are facing a foe far bigger than this moment. This week’s assault was not an isolated incident but rather an insurrection centuries in the making.

Let there be no doubt: This was an attack on every American who risked their well-being during a global pandemic to participate in our democratic process and elect a new President and a new Congress. Notably, this attack came the day after Black and Brown Americans once again lifted their voices and voted to yield historic change in Georgia, securing a place for progressive values in the U.S. Senate. These attacks will not be successful. The transition of power will continue and a Biden-Harris administration will begin on January 20 alongside a new Congress.

We are facing a foe far bigger than this moment. This week’s assault was not an isolated incident but rather an insurrection centuries in the making. From the forcible removal of Native Americans from their own land to the enslavement and torture of Black bodies, America has sanctioned white supremacy since its inception. White supremacy has beaten back previous attempts at forging an inclusive, multiracial democracy, from the forcible creation of Jim Crow undoing the hard-fought victories of the Civil War to the backlash against economic justice, gender justice, and racial justice movements of the 20th century. In recent years, the effort to reassert white supremacy has manifested in restrictive immigration policies, Tea Party disruptions, and massive

Party disruptions, and massive MAGA rallies. This week, that effort took the form of ethnonationalists taking selfies with Capitol Police and breaking and entering into lawmakers’ offices, in stark contrast to the militarized police presence deployed on Black and brown Americans when they protest peacefully.

We have a duty and responsibility to take action now and create a radically more equitable, stable, and inclusive democracy for our future. We must pursue the immediate lawful removal of President Trump from his office, whether through the invocation of the 25th Amendment or through a formal impeachment process.

How you can help:

Your elected officials need to hear from you.  Call Congress at 1-202-224-3121. 

  • Once connected, press 2 to be routed to the House of Representatives
  • Enter your zip code when prompted
  • Once routed to your representative’s office, say that you are a constituent who supports impeaching President Trump

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