January 11, 2021
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Our commitment to ending domestic violence calls us to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, including the violence that led to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. We condemn the threats, intimidation, and violence of white supremacy displayed during this attack on the U.S. Capitol. We recognize the trauma inflicted on our nation on this day and the ways that these events re-traumatize all survivors of violence, especially survivors who are Black, Brown, indigenous, immigrants, LGBTQ, Muslim, and Jewish.
We saw evidence of individual political figures and law enforcement officers encouraging and tolerating this attack. This serves as a reminder that white supremacy is present in all of the systems dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence. We call for accountability for those perpetrating all forms of violence and justice for all survivors.
We are as committed as ever to creating and supporting the United States of America that we could be. Come join us. We encourage you to support us and these national organizations working alongside us in this mission:
We join these organizations and many others from across the country in building a less violent, more equitable world.