This week marks the first anniversary of the attack on our government last January by supporters of the former president, a violent, coordinated effort to overthrow the results of the election. Rabbi Sharon Brous spoke with Congressman Adam Schiff about the meaning of this moment, and what we must do to protect our democracy and root our government in justice and equality. Like many of you, both Rep Schiff and Rabbi Brous feel the fierce urgency of now. In the days ahead, we all must do everything we can to pull our nation back from the edge of the abyss.
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TAKE ACTION TO SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY
This Thursday, Americans across race, place, party, and background are gathering virtually and in person to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of elections.
Healing the Wound: An Interfaith Vigil
1/5/22, 5-6pm PST
Join Rabbi Brous and other faith leaders in asking who was responsible for creating the wound of January 6th and who is responsible for healing it? ALL OF US. On the evening of January 5th, we will gather as people of faith for an hour of prayer, reading of sacred scriptures, and individual reflection.
One Year Later: Reflecting on Trump’s Insurrection & The State of Our Democracy
1/6/22, 9-10am PST
Join the Jewish Democratic Council of America and listen to remarks by Rabbi Brous and others, as we come together to mark the one year anniversary of Trump’s insurrection on our democracy and the U.S.
Defend Democracy January 6th – Voter Contact Text Bank with Women’s March Foundation
1/6/22, 3-5pm PST
Voting is the single most important thing we can do to continue to thrive as a Democracy. We are focusing on voter outreach and registering those 9 million voters that have moved across the country. We will be contacting voters in California, Texas and Georgia. All states that have seen significant growth or decline in voters due to the pandemic.
We the People: Jan 6th Day of Remembrance and Action
Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, 90024
1/6/22, 5-7pm PST
Coming together in person we can prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us – we all have an equal say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures.
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. In addition to a national vigil at the U.S. Capitol, nearly 150 events are already planned across the country and this number is increasing rapidly.