On Wednesday January 6 as Congress met to certify the electoral college votes of the 2020 election for President elect Joe Biden and VP elect Kamala Harris. Thousands of white supremacists rallied and multiple GOP congress members pledged to dispute the vote certification. Fueled by racist and unfounded conspiracy theories and called to action by outgoing President Trump, those gathered descended upon the Capitol, easily forcing their way past the understaffed Capitol Police and inadequate barricades to storm the building, threatening violent retribution. Quickly, the chaotic scene became deadly. Elected officials were forced to take cover for over 5 hours as law enforcement cleared the scene.
In the aftermath multiple people were killed and the shocked nation is left to piece together the shreds of a democracy being torn apart by its racist roots. The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) is committed to exposing the corporate and financial structures that serve as destabilizing forces contributing to the political climate that led to the Capitol riots. White supremacist violence is a manifestation of this country’s ideologies, and funding from Wall Street corporations supported the perpetrators of the insurrection.
Read the letters to CEOs from 4 major corporations funding and platforming white supremacy —
Fidelity, Google, Blackstone, and Amazon.
Read the letters to 30 Pension Fund Managers, 18 Foundation Presidents, and 20 University Presidents, demanding they cut ties with the four corporations enabling white supremacy.