Center for Disability Rights (CDR) signed onto a letter led by Center for American Progress (CAP) with More Than 100 Advocacy Groups Urge GOP Leadership To Ban Supporters of QAnon and White Supremacist Ideology From Committee Assignments. These positions on committees are important to the creation and movement of federal legislation. Much of the work that is done around legislation is conducted in the committees of jurisdiction for bill. It is an honor to serve in Congress and in order to be an effective House member there must be active work within the House Committees.
From the CAP press release – January 11, 2021:
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress and more than 100 advocacy groups sent a letter to Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives to deny committee assignments to members who have openly promoted QAnon conspiracy theories and endorsed ideologies rooted in white supremacy. The letter comes after a mob containing many prominent white supremacists and QAnon supporters, incited by President Donald Trump, violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair democratic election.
We are committed to ending racism and systems of oppression. CDR works for national, state, and local systemic change to advance the rights of people with disabilities by supporting direct action, coalition building, community organizing, policy analysis, litigation, training for advocates, and community education.
To read the full CAP press release, go here: https://www.americanprogress.org/press/release/2021/01/11/494472/release-cap-100-advocacy-groups-urge-gop-leadership-ban-supporters-qanon-white-supremacist-ideology-committee-assignments/
To read the CAP letter, go here: https://cdn.americanprogress.org/content/uploads/2021/01/11083529/Republican-Leadership-QAnon-White-Supremacy-Letter-Final-.pdf?_ga=2.129181583.2087408050.1610401104-575102636.1610401104
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