Protect our Democracy – Statement from the IPL Board of Directors

Jan 8, 2021 | Press Releases, What's New

The Board of Directors of Interfaith Power & Light joins the civic groundswell calling for the swift removal of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, by any lawful means.

On Wednesday, we watched with grave concern as white supremacists and other extremists took over the U.S. Capitol, taking illegal and violent action and inappropriately invoking religion as they rampaged through the halls of our democracy.

This grave threat to our democracy was provoked and encouraged by the current president, seeking to overturn the election and remain in office against the will of the people. Though his remaining time in office is short, these actions are a clear threat to national and global security. We join the growing bipartisan chorus insisting that he is unfit for office, and must be removed for the safety of our country and its citizens.

Especially disturbing was the double standard on display by law enforcement, with a violent white mob receiving lenient treatment, in contrast to recent experiences of people of color in peaceful protest being met with intimidation and violence.  As an organization committed to racial justice, we must raise our voices at this latest display of racism’s continuing legacy. As people of faith, we are called to advance both racial and climate justice, and we commit ourselves to work to heal the divisions in our nation.

 

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