The Caucus for a New Political Science condemns the January 6, 2021 right-wing terrorist attack on the US Capitol and the public officials who incited, aided, and abetted it. Since its founding in 1967, the Caucus has sought “to make the study of politics relevant to struggles for a better world.” Our commitment as educators, scholars, and activists to this mission remains steadfast. We support law enforcement efforts to hold those who participated in this violent insurrection fully accountable for their actions. We oppose attempts to portray this attack on democracy as having “two sides” and we reject premature calls for reconciliation with white supremacists, especially when aired by elected representatives who fan the flames of violent reaction, racism and hatred. We know that there is no peace without justice, and no justice without truth. On January 20, 2021, the United States will inaugurate a new legally-elected President and Vice-President amidst threats of further violence. As the country moves forward, we reaffirm the importance of civic education and renew our commitment to educate the citizens of a democratic society.
Caucus for a New Political Science Coordinating Council
January 14, 2021