District 1 Locals Mark One Year Since January 6th With Events in New Jersey and New York
CWA National President Chris Shelton released the following statement on January 6th, 2022:
The January 6 attack on our Capitol was a betrayal of our country, not just by the extremists who directly participated in the assault but also by the elected officials who spread lies about the election and encouraged the violence. We cannot let these bullies silence and intimidate us. The Senate majority must pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to create national standards that protect our rights, ensure that trusted local election officials count every vote, and prevent partisan politicians from sabotaging the results of our elections.
To mark the events and reaffirm the commitment to defending Democracy, CWA Local 1037 gathered with the New Jersey Working Families Party and other community groups in South Orange, NJ to reflect on the insurrection and learn how we can take action to protect our democracy.
In New York City, CWA Local 1102 marked the events of January 6th by joining other members of the Staten Island and South Brooklyn community to speak out at Rep. Nicole Malliotakis's office to call for protecting and defending our Democracy.
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