Insider NJ reports

New Jersey non-profit and grassroots organizations call upon legislators to issue a strong public response to insurrection at Capitol

More than 60 organizations ask for immediate action sending clear message that actions that undermine our democracy are not to be tolerated

On January 6, 2021, rioters incited by the President of the United States and other elected officials attempted an anti-democratic insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. A coalition of non-profit and grassroots organizations in New Jersey is now calling for strong measures in response to the event.

The group is issuing letters to all fourteen members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to initiate action. Listed among their demands are a formal censure of President Trump for his role, a call for the removal of President Trump through the 25th Amendment or impeachment, public condemnation of the racist double standard in policing, and an insistence on a thorough investigation followed by prosecution to the fullest extent of the law of all involved or complicit in the attack and the failure to secure the Capitol adequately.