Jan. 6 is over, but U.S. corporations are still funding a slow-motion coup. Call them out!

Quote: Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US
  • Action #1 – OMG, Where should I start? May we suggest the corporate sponsors of the 2022 King Holiday Observance?
  • Action #2 – OK, I’ve got the hang this. Who else can I contact?

In the days after the insurrection and the certification vote in Congress, Fortune 500 corporations and powerful industry lobbying groups vowed not to forget the horrific events of January 6th. They described the insurrection as “appalling,” an “assault on our democracy,” and “an attack on all those things that people cherish and associate with America. 

Some permanently halted their PAC donations to the 147-member strong Sedition Caucus in response, but for many, any action was just temporary. +$8 million dollars has flowed to Caucus members, committee and allied party committees since the attack on our Capitol. Bruce F. Freed, the president of the Center for Political Accountability stated “Companies need a healthy democracy to compete and grow and thrive. They still look at political spending too narrowly as a matter of access. They’re not looking at what the broader interests and broader risks are...They think it’s back to business as usual, but our politics today are not business as usual.”

Which leads us to our current slow-mo insurrection. “Technically, the next attempt to overthrow a national election may not qualify as a coup..[but] with tacit and explicit support from their party’s national leaders, state Republican operatives have been building an apparatus of election theft.” Over 33 laws in 19 states will make it harder for Americans to vote. We need to update our definitions…

Action #1 – OMG, Where should I start? May we suggest the corporate sponsors of the 2022 King Holiday Observance?

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January 6 – Light a candle, light up the phone lines!

The leadership of Indivisible Ventura did not plan an in-person vigil for January 6 due to COVID. We know that others, due to geography, illness, weather, etc., would also not be able to attend a in-person vigil on Thursday evening – the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection. (Find a nearby in-person or virtual event here: https://www.mobilize.us/democracyvigils/) But there are great alternatives for expressing our support!

  • Light a candle: Small Deeds Done (https://smalldeedsdone.com) highlighted this idea of “putting a lighted candle (or one that works on a battery but looks like a candle) in a window visible to the street on the evenings of Jan. 5 and 6, just as a way of saying metaphorically, “I want to keep light and democracy alive.”” Then, “If you are on social media, take a photo of it and post with the hashtag #lightupdemocracy.”
  • Light up the phones and social media: Many hands make light work, and now we can do it from home. Pick an activity from below, even a type you’ve never tried before (training included), and join in to fight back against the forces of fascism and secession threatening the country we love. Yes, this work is effective!
  • NEW – Oppose the Sedition Caucus! Donate to “IT STARTS TODAY” – Eight Senators and 139 Representatives (all Republicans) voted to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Contribute today to the next opponent of every one of these treasonous legislators here: https://contribute.itstarts.today/anti-sedition
  • We will update as more activities are posted or are filled.

Thursday – 01/06/2022

Read transcript here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/01/06/biden-jan-6-capitol-riot-speech-transcript/9115459002/

10:00 am

Thursday – 01/06/2021 – LANCASTER – ”Defend Democracy January 6th Write Postcards with Field Team 6” (10:00am – 1:00pm PT)

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