We the People: January 6th Day of Remembrance and Action

January 6 was a violent and deadly attack against all Americans – against our country, our democracy, and our freedom as voters to choose the leaders that represent us so that we have a government of, by, and for the people.The attacks continue. One year later, the same faction that attacked our country on January 6th is hard at work silencing our voices by restricting our freedom to vote, attacking fair voting districts, and quietly preparing future attempts to sabotage free and fair elections and with it our democracy.

So this January 6, exactly one year later, Americans across race, place, party, and background are holding candlelight vigils and voter actions to urge Congress and the President to pass federal legislation to protect our right to vote and our democracy. The U.S. Senate and President Biden must do whatever is necessary to pass.

Solution

• The Freedom to Vote Act, the most significant voting rights and anti-corruption bill in generations, will protect the freedom to vote for all Americans, stop partisan gerrymandering,  limit the influence of dark money so that billionaires can’t buy elections, and prevent partisan politicians from sabotaging future elections.

• The Protecting Our Democracy Act, a historic pro-democracy-for-all package, will create and strengthen guardrails to prevent the abuse of presidential power and restore fundamental checks and balances in our government.

• The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, restores and strengthens our freedom to vote by making sure that any changes to voting rules that could discriminate against voters based on our race or background are federally reviewed, so we all have an equal say in our future, and our rights are protected.

• DC Statehood, provides equal voice to the residents of Washington DC and ends more than 200 years of taxation without representation.

Coming together, we can prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us – no matter our color, zip code, or income – so we all have an equal say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures.

Sign up to host a vigil. — Don’t see an event near you? Event hosts will receive a toolkit full of resources to help plan an impactful event.

Sign up to host a voter registration event. In addition to candlelit vigils, people across the country are honoring our democracy through organizing voter registration events to encourage participation on our elections. Sign up to attend or host an event in your community. Find a voter registration event near you

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PARTNERS

159 Georgia Together
51 for 51
Akron DSA
Albuquerque Chapter – Democratic Socialists of America
Augusta-Richmond NAACP
Auburn Seminary
Avondale ACTion
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
Broward for Progress
Capital Region Mothers Our Front
Carolina for All
CASA
Cause Communications
Center for Community Change
Center for Common Ground
Center for Popular Democracy
Citrus Coffee Coalition
CivicGeorgia
Civic Sunday
The Civics Center
Clean Elections Texas
CODEPINK
Common Cause
Common Cause NY
Common Defense
Corporate Action Network
Daily Kos
DC Vote
Declaration for American Democracy
Defend Democracy
The Dolores Huerta Foundation
DemCast USA
Democracy Initiative
Democracy Maine (Maine Citizens for Clean Elections & League of Women Voters of Maine)
End Citizens United 
Equal Justice Society
Face the Music Collective
Fair Elections Network
Faith in Public Life
Fix Democracy First
Four Directions Vote
Franciscan Action Network
Future Coalition
Georgia NOW
The Good Deeds Corp
Government Accountability Project
HAZMAT America
Hudson Valley Strong – Indivisible
Indivisible
Indivisible Bainbridge Island
Indivisible Chicago
Indivisible Fighting 9
Indivisible Huron Valley – StateWide Indivisible SWIM
Indivisible Nation BK
Indivisible Sante Fe
Indivisible St. Paul
Into Action Lab
Inwood Indivisible
Just Democracy
League of Conservation Voters
League of Women Voters
Little Lobbyists
Let America Vote Action Fund
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights
LOUD For Tomorrow
MA Standing Up for Racial Justice
Mainers for Accountable Leadership Action
March On
Missouri Voter Protection Coalition
Monroe Democracy Center
Move Past Plastic
Movement Labs
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Council of Jewish Women
National Organization for Women
National Women’s Political Caucus 
New Jersey Working Families
Not Above the Law Coalition
NRCC Action Fund
Occupy Bergen County
Open Democracy Action
Our Maryland
Our Revolution Massachusetts
Our Revolution Ohio
People For the American Way
People’s Action
PFLAG National
Poligon Education Fund
Public Citizen
Protect Our Election
Register Her
Scrutineers
SEIU
Shut Down DC
Sierra Club
Southwest Voter Project
Stand Up America
Texas Alliance for Retired Americans
The Climate Reality Project
The National Vote
Truth and Democracy Coalition
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Church of Christ Washington Office
Upper West Side MoveOn/Indivisible Action Group
URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
Voto Latino
We the People Willimantic
What’s Next Washington
Williamsburg JCC Indivisible
Worker’s Circle
Women of Color Coalition
Women’s March Action
Women’s March Foundation

Contact us at january6vigils@gmail.com