For Immediate Release:
Thursday, January 7, 2021
NEW JERSEY – Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. condemns the violent acts that took place on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. These actions directly attacked our nation’s most cherished institutions and disrupted our democratic electoral process.
The world witnessed an armed1 mob storm our U.S. Capitol and deliberately provoke violence, destruction and unfortunate deaths, a treasonous and federal offense. Lambda Theta Alpha stands behind the right to peaceful protest but not the lewd and lawless acts exhibited yesterday.
We extend our support to all who live and work in the D.C. area, including the many selfless public servants who were forced to fear for their safety.
Lambda Theta Alpha stands with those seeking to unify our Democracy and carry out a peaceful transition of power. Our membership calls upon Congress to swiftly address the prevailing division and the stark difference of how law enforcement reacted in comparison to peaceful demonstrations for social justice. We urge our elected officials to lead the restoration of civility at our nation’s capital and demand those responsible for these atrocities be held accountable for enabling, inciting or participating in these gross acts.
1Brice-Saddler, M. (2020, January 6) DC Protests and Trump’s Rally Live Updates. Retrieved from The Washington Post.
Nathalie Canadas, Vice President of External Affairs
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
About Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Theta Alpha was founded at Kean University in 1975 as the first Latina sorority in the nation. Lambda Theta Alpha strives to develop strong leaders that produce and engage in political, social, and cultural activities. Based on the principles of Unity, Love and Respect, the Sorority was established for the unification of women through charitable and educational programs. Although Lambda Theta Alpha is Latin by tradition, the Sorority is inclusive to all women regardless of race, color, creed, sexual identity, gender expression, or religious beliefs.