JCFR Statement on Violence at the United States Capitol Building

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond strongly condemns the violence at the United States Capitol Building - an assault on our democracy.
We pray for the safety of our elected officials, law enforcement professionals, and all others who are working to preserve peace and security around the capitol.
The peaceful transition of power is the bedrock of our democracy. We call on all elected officials to respect the result of our free and fair elections and the certification process currently underway - and to speak out against the violence and vitriol that has ensued. The riots and the tragic loss of life are the result of the spreading of misinformation and conspiracy theories about our election process – and the perpetuation of this must end.
We urge all Americans to stand united in support of our democratic institutions and against the violence and divisive rhetoric that has shocked and frightened our nation.