January 7, 2021
Hello Nonprofit Leaders and Supporters,

Yesterday was a sad day for our country as violence unfolded at the U.S. Capitol and we witnessed an attack on America’s democracy. 

NAO, along with our nonprofit colleagues from around the country, strongly condemns this violence. We are united in opposition to the forces that seek to disrupt the peaceful and lawful transition of our government. 

Below is the statement NAO released yesterday:  

“NAO condemns the ongoing violence unfolding at the U.S. Capitol. We stand for the peaceful transition of our government based on the election results of our democracy. We have every confidence that democracy and justice in our civil society will prevail.”

NAO firmly believes in peaceful protests and gatherings to make our voices heard. In a democracy, disagreement is natural and debate is healthy. However, violence is unacceptable and jeopardizes public safety, puts people’s lives at risk, and is in opposition to our nation’s shared value of accepting and honoring the democratic tradition of electing our leaders and following a peaceful transition of political power.

I am confident that our democracy will endure and calm will be restored. A big part of that calm and restoration will be through the hard work and actions of we, as individuals, as a sector, and as a country take moving forward. 

Let’s stand together, along with our colleagues in the private and public sectors, to ensure that democracy and justice in our civil society prevails.

Stay safe and be well,
Jim White
NAO Executive Director