LCV Statement on the Two-Year Anniversary of January 6 Insurrection

Mika Hyer, mhyer@lcv.org, 940-783-2230

Washington D.C. — Today, The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski on the two-year anniversary of the violent January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol:

“Two years later, we reflect on the horrific insurrection members of Congress, their staff, and those who work to protect and maintain Capitol Hill endured on January 6, 2021. On this day, we also acknowledge the broader assaults on our democracy. MAGA Republicans’ anti-democratic extremism is especially dangerous for people of color, Indigenous people, young people, and people who have disabilities – the same communities that bear the greatest burdens of environmental injustice. While voters across the nation rightfully rejected most extremist candidates who ran on ‘the Big Lie’ last November, many of the same election overthrowers who supported the violent January 6 insurrection continue to hold positions of power in this country jeopardizing voting rights and undermining the rule of law. LCV is more committed than ever to fighting for racial and environmental justice, and a robust, equitable democracy for all.”

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