In Solidarity with Democracy, Equity & Justice
January 7, 2021
Yesterday’s violent attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump insurgents attempting to undermine the results of the 2020 election was disturbing and deeply sad. In a culmination of the denial of the election outcome, damaging and false rhetoric, these attacks on the democratic process by white supremacists were enabled or incited by President Trump and other elected officials. Those responsible must be held accountable, and we are encouraged by leaders in the public and private sector calling for this. Any attempts to undermine free and fair elections and the values and ideals of our democracy must not be tolerated. The United States must move towards a peaceful and orderly transition of power.
This emboldened insurrection, and the apparently permissive response to it by law enforcement, is yet another troubling manifestation of the long history of white supremacy in America. We cannot ignore the disparate police response to peaceful racial justice protests. To reinvigorate our collective journey towards peace and the common good, Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) is committed to promoting respect for human rights, racial equity, and peace. IASJ acknowledges that all actors in society must oppose white supremacy culture as it manifests and uphold the fundamental pillars of democracy.