On January 6, 2021, the President of the United States incited his supporters to storm the Capitol in order to disrupt an election. This was the culmination of his months-long campaign to undermine our fair and free elections and ultimately, the will of the people.
We are confronting the most serious threat to our democracy since the Civil War. We must reject the extreme and irresponsible behavior that made these events possible and replace it with a positive vision of what American democracy is and can be.
To this end, the Renew Democracy Initiative will launch the campaign: What Democracy Means to Me. We call on all Americans to share what democracy means to them in a short, 60-second video, photo, or message posted on any social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc. Be sure to include the #RenewDemocracy hashtag in your post and challenge 3 of your friends, family members, or colleagues to participate!
In this time of crisis, we must reaffirm and renew our commitment to democracy. It is imperative that the overwhelming majority of Americans demonstrate the power of our collective voice and the resilience of our nation.