Statement by ECC Board of Directors on Violence on Jan. 6 in Washington D.C.
Board of Directors, East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC)
Editorial Board, Inclusion Advocate
It was sickening and heartbreaking to witness the violence unfolding at the Capitol Building, an intolerable attack on the deliberative body of American democracy. Constitutional traditions and democratic institutions have inspired tens of millions of people, from across racial, gender, religious, gender backgrounds, to arrive in and contribute to the U.S. throughout its history. Democracy and its values of equality, tolerance, freedom, and human rights are at the core of a just society. Today, these ideals and values came under attack.
Today, we have seen the worst in us, but we have also seen our best. Citizens from all generations and from across the country are standing up and rejecting the violence and hatred typified in the Capitol attack. We are not and will not be intimidated.
The Board of Directors of the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC) reaffirms its commitment to fighting for inclusion and equity for all in our society, to advocate for accountability in governments, and to serving vulnerable minorities.
We are in this together. Let this day be the final tragedy of 2020 rather than one of the opening chapters of 2021.
Board of Directors, The East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC)