12 pm Remembrance at Rep. Harris Bel Air Office Among More than 175 Events Across the Country
BEL AIR, MD – January 6, 2022 marks one year since a faction of elected officials incited armed right-wing militants to attack the U.S. Capitol. One year later, the same faction is working to restrict the freedom to vote, attacking fair voting districts, and quietly preparing future attempts to sabotage free and fair elections. In PA, legislators have been working to overturn the election, restricting voting rights, and attacking the vote by mail system. Grassroots groups representing working people and communities of color say they will fight to defeat elected officials who are complicit in attempts to silence their voices and undermine democracy in a press conference outside Rep. Andy Harris’ Bel Air office today.
WHO: First-time immigrant voters from CASA in Action and other allies
WHAT: Press conference blasting Representative Harris for voting to reject the results of the 2020 election just as the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol demanded.
WHERE: outside Rep. Harris’ Bel Air office, 15 E Churchville Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014
WHEN: 12 pm
VISUALS: Immigrants and voters of color sharing their stories as voters, remembering where they were on Jan. 6, chanting with colorful signs
MORE: This nationwide day of action brings together some of the biggest political players on the progressive landscape who are uniting to prevent anti-democratic candidates from winning election at all levels of government, including MoveOn, End Citizens United / Let America Vote, Service Employees International Union, The Center for Popular Democracy Action, CASA In Action, New Georgia Project Action Fund, Florida Rising, Communications Workers of America and Black Voters Matter.