NTEN’s Statement on January 6 Insurrection

I’m sure you’re watching the news with a mix of anger, disgust, and perhaps even a little fear that domestic terrorists easily stormed the halls of the Capitol today.

President Trump incited an angry mob as part of his ongoing attempt to undo President-elect Biden’s election. NTEN supports the calls for the House of Representatives to impeach President Trump. We also support calls for the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office immediately.

Meanwhile, our immediate challenges continue to need our combined efforts. Even during a coup, nonprofits across the U.S. are providing community members with food, shelter, and health care. It’s alright to feel exhausted and overwhelmed. But you’re not alone in the struggle. We see you. We support you. And we’re here with you.

There is so much work ahead of us to create a just and racially equitable world, made even more visible with today’s attempted coup. Please take care of yourself, your family, and your team. We are still amidst a global pandemic. We will not reach that new world in one day. Rest as you can tonight. Tomorrow we can and will pick up this work together.

Amy Sample Ward
Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has also fueled her aspirations to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for all organizations. Amy inspires the NTEN team and partners around the world to believe in community-generated change. She believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively, and she’s interested in everything from digital equity to social innovation.