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from library windowPhoto by Michael Mancuso, NJ.com

On the anniversary of the violent insurrection at the US Capital that attempted to overthrow the outcome of the 2020 Election, CFPA Executive Director, the Rev. Bob Moore and Laura Zurfluh of Indivisble Cranbury co-led a Rally and Candlelight Vigil for Democracy on January 6 in Princeton.  An estimated 250 attended in person with another 280 virtually, for a total of over 500!.  Despite freezing temperatures, the crowd  listened to the impressive group of speakers (see below) and joined in a closing song, This Little Light of Mine, while holding battery powered candles. 

Along with Ms. Zurfluh and Rev. Moore, speeches were given by New Jersey Senator -Elect Andrew Zwicker; Princton Municipal Council Member David Cohen ; the Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, pastor of WItherspoon Presbyterian Church; and Afsheen Shamsi, a Pakistani American who is President of the Princeton Democratic Organization.  See photos of each below. Statements from US Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, were also read.

Besides CFPA and Indivisible Cranbury, co-sponsors included RepresentUS, Princeton Community Democratic Organization, and Our Revolution-Mercer County.

Click to see a 58 minute Facebook Livestream recording of the event.

  Bob 3  Laura 2  Cohen2  
                                The Rev. Bob Moore                                                    Laura Zurfluh                    Councilman David Cohen

 

Zwicker 2  Lukata 2  Afsheen
Senator-Elect Andrew Zwicker                Pastor Lukata Mjumbe                        Afsheen Shamsi, Princeton Community 
                                                                                                                                                                           Democratic Organization