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The Indivisible Project’s Statement on Anniversary of the January 6 Insurrection Attempt

01/06/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2022
Contact:
Kenny Palmer | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC — Today, Leah Greencberg, Co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project, issued the following statement: 

“A year ago today, we were shaken and horrified by the attempted coup of January 6th. This violent attempt to overturn the results of a democratic election was egged on by a President who refused to accept his own loss and by Republican leaders, some of whom directly planned and coordinated with the insurrectionists. It was the culmination of four years of lies, depredations, and authoritarian actions, and a terrifying demonstration of just how badly broken and fragile our democracy has become.

“Although the attempted coup failed, January 6th is not yet over. The attack on our democracy continues in the form of a victorious nationwide wave of voter suppression and subversion of our electoral systems. Republicans in state legislatures across the country have introduced and passed hundreds of bills to limit participation in democracy -targeting Black and brown voters in particular - and make it easier for partisan officials to remove election officials from their posts and subvert legitimate election results. And every day since, Senate Republicans have blocked federal voting rights and democracy reform legislation that would restore faith in our democratic processes.

“Our democracy is on a knife’s edge. But we had the power to turn out in record numbers in November 2020 to eject Donald Trump from office, and we have the power to act now. It’s clear that Republicans will do nothing to protect our democracy, so Democrats must act alone to save it. We support and applaud Majority Leader Schumer’s decision to hold a vote to change Senate rules to pass critical voting rights and democracy reform legislation by January 17, and we urge all Senate Democrats to do whatever it takes to get it done.”

 

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ABOUT THE INDIVISIBLE PROJECT

The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.