Opinion: Our freedom, our vote

Bipartisan investigations by the U.S. House Jan. 6 Select Committee have shown that former President Donald Trump and his allies engaged in a conspiracy, knowingly made false claims, and incited a violent attack on the Capitol in order to overturn the 2020 election and stop the peaceful transfer of power. The same individuals are continuing work to sabotage our elections. They are changing state laws, threatening state officials, and packing election administration offices so that they can have the final say over election results. They are continuing to undermine our freedoms and our democracy on every level. They must be held accountable.

In response, people in Juneau will be gathering at the Senate District Office at 800 Glacier Ave., (at Willoughby and Glacier avenues), Suite 101 on Friday Oct. 14 at noon to highlight the local impacts of the hearing revelations, and fight ongoing threats to our freedoms and our vote, including efforts to pass anti–democracy legislation in state houses and run election denier candidates for office while intimidate election officials now seated.

John Sonin,


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