The following is a press release issued by Steve Scalmanini, a local activist organizing this Thursday’s demonstration:
A YEAR AFTER JANUARY 6 ATTACK ON U.S. CAPITOL, MENDOCINO COUNTY TO SEND MESSAGE THAT VOTERS DECIDE THE OUTCOME OF ELECTIONS
Candlelight Vigil at Mendocino County Courthouse on January 6, 5-6:30 p.m.
Among More than 175 Events Across the Country
WHAT: 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, particularly in swing states throughout the nation.
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, Americans across race, place, party, and background are holding candlelight vigils to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of elections. To prevent this kind of attack from happening again, advocates are demanding that elected leaders pass urgent legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and DC Statehood. This event in Ukiah is one of more than 175 events that will take place across the country, including at the U.S. Capitol.
WHO: Anyone who supports election of representatives directly by voters, election integrity, and democratic public process
WHERE: Mendocino County Courthouse – N State St at Perkins St in Ukiah
WHEN: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Steve Scalmanini – firstname.lastname@example.org – (707) 391-5853 – Ukiah