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WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action released the following statement by Movement Politics Director Brooke Adams on the anniversary of the armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021:
“One year ago, an armed mob whipped up by right-wing lies about the election, attacked the Capitol and tried to overturn the results of the election. Today’s anniversary is a reminder of that day and also of right wing forces’ ongoing efforts to rig election rules, pack election boards in small towns across the country, and attack fair voting districts. Corporations and their right-wing, fascist allies want minority rule in this country, and are funding disinformation campaigns alongside their takeover of local election commissions to overthrow democracy.
“We know that what happened one year ago was made possible by decades of disinvestment thanks to neoliberal policies and neglect by political parties to do the real work of organizing. At People’s Action, we talk to people in these communities every day using our groundbreaking deep canvassing tactic. We listen, share our stories, and change hearts and minds on issues that the right is exploiting to divide us. At the same time, we’re running progressive champions up and down the ballot all over the nation. We need more people who will fight for us and not the monied elites.
“The right wing is building towards a midterm bloodbath and another attempted presidential coup. Today we recommit to organizing everyday people around a progressive agenda that hits at kitchen table issues and to electing the people who will win that agenda for us at every level of government. Our future depends on it.”
People’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations in 30 states, united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. People’s Action and its member organizations coordinated one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas this past election season.