Two Years After January 6 Insurrection, Immigrants and People Of Color Continue To Protect and Defend Our Multi-Racial Democracy

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Washington, D.C. – Two years after the deadly attack on our democracy on January 6th Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream Action, said: 

“Two years ago we witnessed a horrific and deadly insurrection on our nation’s capitol, which was fueled by lies and disinformation, and was a direct response to a multi-racial majority that rejected the politics of fear and division. While Black and brown organizers in states like Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, worked hard to make sure every vote counted in the middle of a pandemic, Trump, MAGA Republicans and those who took siege of the capitol were hellbent on stopping votes from being counted. We see through these tactics. MAGA Republicans want to keep people undocumented, keep Black and brown people from our electoral power, all while they continue to profit from our labor. While it’s clear that Republicans in Congress are beholden to those same MAGA extremists who stormed the capitol two years ago, we will not allow for a small vocal group to hold our country and our lives under siege. Immigrants and Black and brown organizers will continue working to build a multi-racial democracy. So today and every day we will be the leaders who will continue to be unapologetic about fighting to protect and defend our multi-racial democracy, and who will stand up to the extremists who seek to divide us.”


United We Dream Action is the leading national network fighting for dignity and justice led by immigrant youth and allies. We are a dynamic community of thousands of immigrant youth nationwide who build independent political power for those directly impacted by injustice. We organize and take action to win victories so that all people can be safe and thrive.