NNCLC President Condemns the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2021

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NNCLC President Condemns the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol

Reno, NV (January 7, 2021) – Mike Pilcher, President of the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council and member of the Nevada AFL-CIO Executive Board, made the following statement today:

President Trump's Stop the Steal rally yesterday, his indirect call for insurrection, and the resulting coup attempt and violence are inexcusable.

What we’re seeing is an attack on our country, on our people, brought on by a president who refuses to accept that millions of us turned out to stand with and for each other and elect Joe Biden by overwhelming margins.

American blood staining the United States Capital represents an unconscionable assault on our democracy, our people and our principles.

We must stand together, as one Union, to counter the dark forces of corruption and selfish individualism. We demand bold action immediately to hold those complicit in inciting today’s attack accountable and to make this country a true democracy, where the will of the people determines the actions of our leaders and results in a government of the people, by the people and for the people - the working class people.

Organized Labor will stand united, stay together and continue our collective efforts against organized greed. 

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The Northern Nevada Central Labor Council is one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO. We're the heart of the labor movement in the Greater Reno-Sparks-Carson-Tahoe region, and across Northern Nevada.

The Northern Nevada Central Labor Council is a democratically elected body dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.