Statement from NVTC in response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was an assault on democracy and goes against our country’s fundamental principles and ideals. We denounce this unconscionable behavior. Justice should be swift and severe for those who contributed to these acts of domestic terrorism and include those who, in positions of power and authority, used their words to incite the violence. 

While peaceful protests are an essential part of democracy, we are a country founded on the rule of law. Wednesday’s riotous actions were shocking and un-American. This is not who we are. We are better than this.

We, as individual citizens, as well as members of the business and technology community, live by the democratic principles that are core to who we are as a nation.

We urge all leaders in government to unite to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. It is only then that our country can truly begin the process of healing and moving forward.


Jennifer Taylor, President and CEO
Greg Baroni, Chairman of the Board
Rich Montoni, Chair Emeritus
Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO Emeritus and Strategic Advisor


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Contact

Kara Mauceri
Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
kmauceri@nvtc.org
(301) 775-3322

Lexie Janney
Merritt Group
nvtc@merrittgrp.com
(540) 520-3042


About the Northern Virginia Technology Council

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the trade association representing the Northern Virginia technology community. As one of the nation's largest technology councils, NVTC serves companies from all sectors of the industry, from small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 technology companies, as well as service providers, academic institutions, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. More than 500 member companies make up the NVTC membership and look to the organization as a resource for networking and educational opportunities, peer-to-peer communities, policy advocacy, industry promotion, fostering of strategic relationships, and branding of the region as a major global technology center. Learn more at www.nvtc.org