DeLaney reflects on the anniversary of January 6th, ‘We can restore faith in democracy’
INDIANAPOLIS - State Representative Ed DeLaney (D-Indianapolis) today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection:
“The violent attack on the Capitol on Jan 6, 2021 will go down as one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. As we remember this horrendous event, the 7 people who lost their lives, the dozens injured and the people at the capital and across our nation that were traumatized by the events, we must confront how we reached this pivotal moment in history and how we can move forward in a way that restores faith in democracy.
“Moving forward we must remember lessons learned, perhaps most importantly that creating doubt around facts fractures faith in democracy.
“It is our duty as elected officials to represent and serve our constituents. Lies serve no one.
“The 2022 Legislative Session is an opportunity for us to correct our mistakes, to move forward as policymakers with respect for opposing views, to open a seat at the table for all, to make decisions based on evidence and facts, not partisanship.
“Let’s learn from our mistakes. Make the people believe democracy works. Make the work we do in the legislature serve the people, not individual power.
“We can restore faith in democracy by remembering how to work across the aisle to form policies that will improve the lives of Hoosiers. By allowing the public to have an equal opportunity to have their voice heard. By using facts to make informed decisions.
“We can and must do better. The people are watching.”