Statement From AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on Tonight’s Jan. 6 Hearing
The Jan. 6 hearings revealed bombshell testimony showing just how perilously close America’s democracy was to toppling in the early days of January 2021. It’s incumbent upon all of us to work together to hold those behind this attack accountable. Every union in America was built on the foundation of democracy and the ideals of freedom, and working people are committed to ensuring that ours continues to be a nation that upholds those ideals.
We’re hearing from union members every day. And protecting working people's voting rights is among the most pressing issues for them this year. That’s why we’ve launched our largest-ever campaign to foster real conversations between working people across the country about the threats to our freedoms and the importance of making our voices heard at the ballot box this November. Protecting and expanding freedom and equity is - and always will be - the labor movement’s top priority.