Dear Pelham Neighbors and Friends:
We are shocked and outraged at what we have witnessed in our nation’s Capitol today, at the Capitol building where our democratic process of certifying the presidential election was temporarily thwarted. While we respect the many differences held by the members of our community, not the least of which are political differences, what went on today in Washington D.C. was not politics. It was violent criminal anarchy that not only caused physical damage to the Capitol building and surrounding areas but endangered the lives of our elected officials, their staff as well as those law enforcement officers who are trying to protect those lives.
As you may know, our Pelham Town Board is made up of both Democrats and Republicans and we are all equally distressed at this clear attempt to subvert our democracy. As such, we condemn the appalling actions of all those involved in disgracing our Capitol building and our democratic process and ask that all of our fellow Pelhamites do the same.
The Pelham Town Board
Dan McLaughlin, Supervisor
Rae Syzmanski, Deputy Supervisor
Kristen Bowes Burke