Statement on the January 6th Attack on the Capitol

Updated: Aug 27, 2021

Dear Arlington friends and neighbors,

Like most people across the world, we in Arlington were horrified and saddened by the January 6 attack on the nation's Capitol.

These acts were both an assault on the fundamentals of our democratic government and a clear reflection of the threat of white supremacy in the United States. As an attack on our democracy, the events of January 6 were an effort to dismantle our electoral process, undermine our government institutions, and threaten our elected officials. That these attacks were incited by other elected officials is especially outrageous.