Updated: Feb 6, 2021
The Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago (CABA) condemns the violence at the U.S. Capitol during the process to certify the Electoral College votes on January 6, 2021. CABA calls on all leaders within our nation to condemn this violence, denounce such violence as seditious criminal conduct, and bring those responsible to justice to the full extent of the law.
We live in a democracy built on our right to vote and the enduring peaceful transfers of power since our nation was founded. President Donald J. Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud – which have been repeatedly denied and declared as unfounded by election officials, state governments, and courts over the past two months – cannot and will not shake our belief in our democratic process. CABA denounces all forms of violence and we ask our family, friends, and fellow Americans to remember that, despite our differences, we must demand peaceful transfers of power to ensure our common belief in liberty and justice for all.