Policy Matters Ohio's response to white supremacist violence in the Capitol
Posted January 07, 2021 in Press Releases
Our government is our best tool for doing the big work of building a better future for Americans of all races. That's why racist mobs attacked Congress yesterday.
It's why they were encouraged by certain politicians, clinging to power by embracing the worst elements of our national character.
It's why institutions of power that bring to bear overwhelming force against racial justice activists neglected their sworn duty to protect a government that increasingly (though still inadequately) represents all of us.
But we won't be divided. We the people, standing in solidarity across race, place, class and faith are more powerful than the white supremacists who yesterday failed to overthrow our government. We're more powerful than the elected officials who encouraged them and the corrupt institutions that enabled them.
We're powerful because we're united by our commitment to each other and to the generations of Americans who will look back on this moment as the moment when we the people, through collective action, bent the arc of the moral universe a little more directly toward justice.