Capitol attack a reminder to be vigilant
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This article was published 22/01/2021 (858 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
It was horrifying to watch events unfold in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, as thousands of people stormed the Capitol building.
This was an attack on democracy, and a clear demonstration of power from a growing and global alt-right terrorist movement. This was not just a collection of individuals upset at the result of the American election. It was an organized attack by extremists, fascists, and white supremacists.
Unfortunately, this is not unique to the United States. We must be vigilant, speak out against all forms of hate, and act decisively to combat fascism and racism in Canada. Just in the last year, we have seen how violently white supremacy operates in our systems, and is celebrated by some of my political colleagues. This is an immediate threat to our democracy and the safety of our country.
We are witnessing the dangers of extremism in real time and we should not underestimate this threat. We must act with hope, joy, and peace to combat it. It is therefore critical that we address clear human rights violations, and continue fighting for dignity, justice, and security for all persons.
We have such wonderful diversity here in Winnipeg Centre, and I am so incredibly honoured to represent our wonderful community in Ottawa. Our collective resiliency, strength, and brilliance gives me great hope, and I know that by working together we can achieve real change. I will always have the courage to speak out against hate and I will continue to fight for human rights.
Please reach out to my office if you need assistance or have any questions. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care and be well.
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Leah Gazan is the NDP Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre.