Statement from the NewDEAL on the Third Anniversary of January 6th Attacks

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As the 2024 election year kicks off, we pause to mark the third anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol and reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the fundamental American values of protecting the right to vote and to have our votes counted and respected. State and local leaders have vital roles to play in opposing the anti-democratic, un-American forces that inspired the events of January 6, 2021.

We are proud of the work of NewDEAL Leaders who are on the front lines of the battle to preserve and protect our democratic institutions, fighting to protect voting rights, secure safe access to the ballot box, and ensure fair and transparent election results.

Inspired by the NewDEAL Forum’s Democracy Playbook released last year, we urge state and local leaders to do everything in their power to encourage voter registration, increase access to the ballot (through early voting, vote-by-mail, and Election Day voting), and speak forcefully against election disinformation. Together, we can defeat the forces that inspired the Jan. 6 insurrection.