MEDIA ADVISORY: Members of Congress To Join Officer Fanone and Veterans for Presser Calling on GOP To Denounce Political Violence Ahead of January 6
Press Conference Will Also Feature Remarks from Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), Rep-elect Chris Deluzio (D-PA), Executive Director of Common Defense Jose Vasquez, and Veteran Leaders
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, January 5 at 11:00 am, former DC Police Officer and January 6 survivor, Michael Fanone — along with nearly 40 veterans from across the country — will join Courage for America and Common Defense for a press conference on Capitol Hill. The group will speak from their personal experience defending the country and call on the incoming Speaker and GOP House leadership to unequivocally condemn political violence and hold members of their party accountable for supporting and inciting it. They will be proudly joined by veteran leaders including U.S. Representative Jason Crow (D-CO); U.S. Representative-elect Chris Deluzio (D-PA); Executive Director of Common Defense, Jose Vasquez; among others. In addition to the press conference, veterans will participate in other events during the week, including meetings with their representatives.
WHAT: Press conference to mark the second anniversary of January 6 and the start of the 118th Congress calling for the incoming Speaker and leaders of the House majority to denounce political violence and hold members of their party accountable for inciting it.
WHO: Officer Michael Fanone
U.S. Representative Jason Crow (D-CO)
U.S. Representative-elect Chris Deluzio (D-PA)
Common Defense Executive Director Jose Vasquez
Nearly 40 veterans from states across the country
WHEN: January 5, 2023, 11am (check-in begins at 10:30am)
WHERE: U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Specific address (including inclement weather address) to be provided upon RSVP.
WHY: As leadership in Congress transitions, Courage for America and Common Defense are partnering with veterans, educators, clergy, and community advocates to hold GOP leaders accountable and condemn political violence. This full-force accountability campaign will kick off with the press conference on Capitol Hill and will continue with additional actions throughout the year.
RSVP: Email [email protected] to register and receive press credentials for this event. For security reasons, all media must register in advance. Please bring a photo ID to the event to check in and pick up your credentials.
** B-ROLL AND PHOTO VISUAL: [Signs being held by individuals; vets will be wearing Courage for America sweatshirts or Common Defense gear and military hats] **