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ATU: On Anniversary of Jan. 6 Insurrection, Together, We Must Fight for Justice and Ensure Voting Rights for All

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa released the following statement to mark the anniversary of the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol:

“A year ago today, insurrectionists attacked the foundation of our democracy, the U.S. Capitol, and the certification of our free and fair elections. That day now lives in infamy. While we were all shocked by the violence of the insurrection, democracy nevertheless prevailed.

“The work ahead consists of doing whatever we can to defend and protect it. We must continue to summon the courage to stand up to all the hate and extremism that attempts to divide our country. We must treat each other with respect and decency regardless of our differences. Working together as one, we can continue to recover from this pandemic, fight for justice, and ensure voting rights for all.

“We must never forget that we’re better as a country than what took place on January 6th.

“The ATU offers our thoughts and prayers to everyone still mourning the loss of their loved ones who defended our democracy that day.”