For Immediate Release:
December 30, 2021
A YEAR AFTER JANUARY 6 ATTACK ON U.S. CAPITOL, RALEIGH SENDS MESSAGE THAT VOTERS DECIDE THE OUTCOME OF ELECTIONS
Rally and Press Conference at 11:30 am Among More than 150 Events Across the Country
WHAT: January 6, 2022 marks one year since a faction of elected officials incited armed right-wing militants to attack the U.S. Capitol. One year later, the same faction is working to restrict the freedom to vote, attacking fair voting districts, and quietly preparing future attempts to sabotage free and fair elections.
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, Americans across race, place, party, and backgrounds are holding vigils and rallies to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of elections. To prevent this kind of attack from happening again, advocates are demanding that elected leaders pass urgent legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and DC Statehood. This event in Raleigh is one of more than 150 events that will take place across the country, including at the U.S. Capitol.
WHO: Community leaders, and concerned citizens
WHERE: Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh 27601
WHEN: 11:30 am Rally, 12:15 pm Press ConferenceCONTACT:Mark Swallow, Tuesdays with TIllis Indivisible
firstname.lastname@example.org , 919-931-2662Gann Herman, NC Poor People’s Campaign