CASE Statement on Breach of U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
While we watched with shock and dismay at the activities taking place in the nation’s capital our immediate focus was to ensure our Washington, D.C. based staff were safe. Thankfully, all are. Like so many of you, CASE staff continue to work from home which was one positive yesterday since our D.C. headquarters are in the heart of the city, between the White House area and the U.S. Capitol area.
Many school, college and university leaders have written about and spoken to these events in the last 24 hours, and uniformly these messages elevate the importance of education in maintaining free and open societies, where debate and discourse are welcome and encouraged, and the violence we witnessed yesterday is squarely called out as anathema to civil society.
We applaud these messages and the marketing and communications teams responding so swiftly to these incidents and how they impact upon your communities.
As always, CASE is here for you, and you may find these resources particularly useful right now.
- Crisis Communications Sample Collection
- Crisis Planning & Management Subject Guide
- Value of Higher Education Subject Guide
Thank you for all that you do to advance education to transform lives and society. This is more important now than ever and we all have a role to play in making it so.
To a much-improved 2021,
President and CEO