America is Starting to “Move on” From the 1/6 Capitol Riot. That Can’t Happen.

Leaders of democracy and social justice organizations unite to warn that if we fail to investigate the greatest threat to democracy in modern times, then we are doomed to repeat it.

A crowd of Trump supporters marching on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, ultimately leading to the building being breached and several deaths. (Source: TapTheForwardAssist, Wikimedia Commons, image cropped.)

By leaders of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Brady, the Center for American Progress, NAACP, and the Truman National Security Project and Truman Center for National Policy

Our organizations have come together united with the conviction that we must recognize January 6th as a direct attack on the very fabric of our country.

We are coming together to keep the pressure on, speak out, and let all of America know, it is hard to form a commission and move forward in this hyper-political climate. It is worse to do nothing, knowing our democracy itself is at risk if we fail to examine the single greatest risk to it presented in our lifetime.

This comes as no surprise because Second Amendment extremists and white supremacist violence have a long, sordid interdependence.

Time and again, history has demonstrated that when we combine the forces of hate, anti-democratic principles, disinformation, and white supremacy, violence is inevitable.

We’re uniting Americans from coast to coast, red and blue and every color, to end gun violence.