Statement: Alliance for Youth Action Executive Director Dakota Hall Remarks on Second Anniversary of January 6th Capitol Attack

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2023

Press Contact:

Carmel Pryor

WASHINGTON — Marking the second anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, when rioters violently attempted to prevent the certification of the November 2020 election, Alliance for Youth Action Executive Director Dakota Hall released the following statement: 

“Today marks a solemn day in American history, when violent protestors attempted to subvert democracy and attack our nation. While their attempt failed, their efforts to weaken our nation only made us stronger and taught us the importance of protecting our voting systems and making it better for all citizens. 

“This year, the Alliance for Youth Action is continuing to push our Democracy Done Right campaign, which focuses on revitalizing our nation’s voting systems to reflect the America we are, right now. The Alliance Network of 20 youth-led nonprofits across 18 states is working hard to create access to the ballot box because we believe when more people participate in our democracy, the better it works.

“This last election cycle showed us the power youth voters have when they come together and organize for change. This year will be no different as we harness our proven strength to fight for and pass policies by young people, for all people.”


Dakota Hall is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Youth Action, the nation’s largest youth grassroots organizing network in the country. An organization that is “of young people, by young people, for young people,” the Alliance works to build political power with young people across the United States. Before joining the Alliance, Dakota served as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Leaders Igniting Transformation, an Alliance affiliate in Milwaukee, WI. Dakota brings years of experience as an organizer and advocate to the Alliance, and has championed civil and racial justice across Wisconsin through efforts to elevate Black and Brown young people, and to remove the Milwaukee Police Department from school campuses.