Response to the events of January 6th, 2021

EVC's statement in response to the events on January 6th, 2021

January 7, 2021

Yesterday, we witnessed an unprecedented attack on our democracy. Domestic terrorists attacked the United States Capitol Building, interrupting a joint session of Congress and attempting to prevent lawmakers from carrying out their constitutional duties.

This insurrection was an attempt to overturn a democratic election and prevent the peaceful transfer of power. The actions of these rioters were antithetical to our democracy and not in line with the right to peaceful protest that our nation holds dear. They must be held accountable for their actions, and we condemn the violence that took place, as well as the actions, words, and lack of respect for the democratic process that provoked it. We also commend Congress for doing its job, upholding the will of the people, and certifying the results of the election.  

Yesterday was a dark day in American history, but we must band together and continue to fight for our democracy. Now more than ever, we must strive to ensure that our democracy stands for truth, justice, and the rule of law.