Cast is outraged by the violent attempt to interrupt democracy at our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, and calls on those responsible to be held accountable. It was nothing short of an insurrection. White nationalists and QAnon conspiracists forced their way into the building and threatened our democracy and the lives of people inside. The police response was vastly different from what we saw during peaceful protests not long ago, providing yet another example of systemic racism and inequality.
Inciting violence that results in abhorrent attacks threaten social justice and the democratic values and core beliefs that are the foundation of Cast’s mission. As we prepare for another pivotal year and advancing our vision for a just and equitable future, we know the path forward will be an arduous one. We are resilient and ready.