“Our democracy remains in danger. The conspiracy to thwart the will of the people is not over.”
—Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi,
Chair of the Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
The first hearing of the January 6th Committee last night was a stark reminder that Trump Republicans engaged in a criminal conspiracy with white supremacists and right-wing extremists to overturn the will of the people on January 6, 2021 — and they aren’t done trying.
In 2020, Bend the Arc took this threat seriously, mobilizing communities across the country to successfully kick white nationalism out of the White House and win control of Congress.
This year, while these crucial hearings continue, we’re building the political power to hold politicians accountable and advance multiracial democracy at the ballot box this November.
The investigations in Congress right now are only happening because our movements turned out in record numbers and chose new leaders.
But here’s a reminder of what we’re up against:
- Republican-led state legislatures continue to gut voting rights across the country.
- Election deniers like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy are working with Donald Trump to publicly undermine the Jan. 6 hearings.
- Right-wing politicians and pundits are spreading dangerous lies like the "great replacement" conspiracy theory, which motivated the shooter who targeted Black people in Buffalo, as well as massacres in El Paso, Pittsburgh, Poway, and more.
Bend the Arc has a proven track record when it comes to confronting and exposing those who are building a country only for themselves, and we need your support to continue this critical fight.
Last night, Representative Bennie Thompson shared this sobering reflection:
“I’m from a part of the country where people justified the actions of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, and lynching. I’m reminded of that dark history as I hear voices today try and justify the actions of the insurrectionists on January 6, 2021.”
His words confirm why we must continue working to build a country free of white supremacy — one where Black liberation is truly realized. Thank you for joining us in this fight.
The Bend the Arc team