Coalition for Peace Action, Indivisible Cranbury, RepresentUs to hold candlelight vigil on Jan. 6

Photo courtesy of Laura Zurfluh

Jan. 6, 2022, marks one year since the riots at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

A Princeton Rally & Candlelight Vigil will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 in Hinds Plaza in Princeton, adjacent to the Princeton Public Library (65 Witherspoon Street).

Co-sponsors to date include the Coalition for Peace Action, Indivisible Cranbury, and RepresentUs.

Advocates are demanding that elected leaders pass legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and DC Statehood.

Attendees will be encouraged to stand vigil holding battery-powered candles.

They are also encouraged to wear masks and to observe physical distancing to the degree possible.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

The Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, Pastor, Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action
Laura Zurfluh, Coordinator, Indivisible Cranbury.

This event in Princeton is one of more than 200 events scheduled to take place across the country, including at the U.S. Capitol.

For more information, visit peacecoalition.org and click the Day of Remembrance and Action link under Upcoming Events, according to a press release from Indivisible Cranbury, which organized the vigil and rally.