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For Immediate Release

Thursday: January 6 Hearing Watch Events in D.C., Nationwide

Watch Event at Capitol; More Than 90 In-Person and Virtual Events Nationwide at


WHAT: In D.C. and around the nation this Thursday, participants at over 90 watch events will be tuning in as the bipartisan U.S. House January 6 Select Committee begins its live televised hearings. The hearings will lay out evidence gathered by non-partisan career prosecutors proving that former President Donald Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election they lost, and are engaged in an ongoing campaign to sabotage future elections.

Americans across the country, regardless of race, place, party, and background, are tuning in to hearings to witness testimony of those involved in the attack on our country. They will spread the word to their family, friends and others about the findings to ensure that the real story of the insurrection is out and understood, and those involved - whether they are former presidents or members of Congress - will be held accountable in order to protect our right to vote and choose our own leaders.

WHO: Prior to the televised hearings at 8 p.m. ET, which will be shown live, the event will start with a brief, live discussion with invited guests:
  • Former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.)
  • Elizabeth Wydra, president, Constitutional Accountability Center
  • Norm Eisen, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Lisa Gilbert, executive vice president, Public Citizen
  • Ashley Allison, fellow, Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School
  • Kelsye Adams, director of programming, DC Vote
  • Featuring a recorded address from actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner
WHEN: 7:15 p.m. ET - 10 p.m. ET, Thurs., June 9
WHERE: Taft Memorial Carillon, New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
VISUALS: The hearing will be shown on a large screen starting at 8 p.m., as hundreds watch live.

Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump's corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.