Former Senator Doug Jones of Alabama will be holding a discussion on democracy on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, covering the uprising at the capital and how we can move forward as a country one year later.
“I believe that tomorrow will be an important day for us all to reflect on the events which unfolded one year ago. We need to learn from events like these so that history doesn’t repeat itself. We also need to take the opportunity to thank members of the police and national guard who protected the capital and all those who work there. Tomorrow is about quiet reflection, not partisan pandering. On Friday, I look forward to speaking with you all about how we move forward and how we learn from that fateful day to ensure the resiliency of democracy into the future. Open discussion and civil discourse is essential to a strong democracy and that is what we will do together on Friday,” Jones said.
The senator will deliver remarks before opening the forum to comments and questions from the public.
The event will begin at 12 p.m. EST/11 a.m. CST on Jan. 7, 2022. It will be streamed on the senator’s Twitter page.