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National Civil Rights Organization Condemns Unprecedented Attempt to Subvert American Democracy

Advancement Project National Office Denounces Violent Storm of the U.S. Capitol by White Supremacists

WASHINGTON – Today, a group of seditious pro-Trump supporters in Coup fashion violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election for United States President and Vice President. As U.S. Representatives and Senators worked to certify the final votes of the Electoral College, anti-democratic mobs overwhelmed U.S. Capitol Police, triggering a citywide curfew and an activation of the National Guard. Advancement Project National Office, a national civil rights and racial justice organization released the following statement.

“Democracy by definition is the right of the people to elect their representatives – not the other way around. The violent and baseless rejection of the 2020 presidential election results by white supremacists is the direct manifestation of national leadership that refuses to respect the will of the people and knowingly bolsters false and dangerous narratives for political and personal gain. In a desperate attempt to hold onto power, conservatives are trying to undermine the will of millions of voters. Despite a global health pandemic and blatant attempts to suppress the voice of Black and Brown voters, millions of Americans showed up and voted. The voters have spoken and their will must be respected. We condemn the violence of white supremacists and their efforts to distract us from the failures of the current administration.

“The inevitable failure of these efforts to overturn the election is a cold comfort; lawmakers have opened a new front in their battle to disenfranchise voters of color by any means necessary including sedition. Mounting a 13th hour challenge to the election results—centered on baseless accusations in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and other cities with substantial numbers of Black and Brown voters—is simply the latest attempt to challenge the political power of communities of color by declaring that our votes are illegitimate.

“Today’s mob is also a clear reminder of the racial violence that our nation is built upon. When Black and Brown voters exercise power at the polls, a fierce whitelash has always attempted to silence them. Our nation must stand firm in protecting the fundamental right to vote and ensure our nation maintains a just democracy.”

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