Today, Look Ahead America announced that they would lead a nationwide effort to host candlelight vigils around the country in honor of the hundreds of Americans who have been targeted for political prosecution as a result of exercising their First Amendment rights at the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021, and to commemorate the murder of Ashli Babbitt and apparent murder of Rosanne Boyland at the hands of Capitol and DC Police officers.
LAA Executive Director Matt Braynard made the following statement:
January 6th is the one-year anniversary of the beginning of our government’s immoral and unconstitutional political persecution of hundreds of our brothers and sisters who exercised their First Amendment rights to seek redress of grievances on January 6th.
This is also the anniversary of the day that our sister Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed veteran, was murdered by a Capitol Police Officer, and the apparent murder of Rosanne Boyland by DC Police.
Around the country and even around the world, we invite our supporters to host these vigils to raise awareness of our government’s betrayal of these citizens and our fundamental values to perpetuate the phony “insurrection” narrative. We encourage everyone to join us for this peaceful and somber demonstration of our patriotic resolve that these victims will not be forgotten and the crimes of our political leaders will not be forgiven.
The DC vigil will run from 6 PM to 7 PM at the DC Prison, and additional vigils around the country will be announced over the next two weeks. Those interested in hosting a vigil or receiving updates about vigils in their area should sign up at https://www.lookaheadamerica.org/vigil.
Read a PDF version of this press release here: LAA_PR_Vigil
To learn more details about the status of the J6 political prisoners, check out our comprehensive database at https://j6.lookaheadamerica.org/j6/
You may also listen to our interviews with some of these prisoners and hear their stories firsthand on our podcast “The Political Prisoner” at https://anchor.fm/politicalprisoner