Zonta USA Statement on Capitol Violence

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The Zonta USA Caucus, part of Zonta International, a leading democratic and global non-profit founded in the United States over 100 years ago to empower women, decries the forced entry into the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6, 2021.
This violent assault on our national symbol of democracy goes against the Zonta ideal of promoting the rule of law and following peaceful and democratic processes.
The Zonta USA Caucus strongly condemns the illegal actions of any group that physically menaces and harms our elected representatives, our national Capitol, and indeed the institution of democracy itself.
Such criminal acts must not be tolerated. We call on our elected officials to take immediate action against those responsible to deter such actions in the future and thereby ensure the safety and respect for those who honor the democratic ideals of our nation.