FEA Statement on the Threat to Democracy

The FEA condemns the insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol. This attack, which occurred mere miles from our community, is an assault on the democratic process outlined in the Constitution.

The late John Lewis noted that, “Democracy is not a state. It is an act.” The act of peaceful transition of power is the bedrock of American Democracy. Today, we witnessed a blatant attempt to disrupt transitions of power by people willing to storm Congress, to threaten and intimidate our duly elected officials carrying out the will of the people.

Educators are guardians of democracy, and the FEA takes this responsibility seriously. We encourage our members to contact their elected representatives and hold accountable those responsible for today’s attacks.

— The Fairfax Education Association Board of Directors