St. Pete Mayor Ken Welch to speak at Allendale UMC'S Jan. 6 hearing watch event

County Commissioners Charlie Justice and Rene Flowers will also guest speak

click to enlarge St. Pete Mayor Ken Welch will guest speak at the volunteer-organized event this Thursday night. - CITYOFSTPETE/FLICKR
St. Pete Mayor Ken Welch will guest speak at the volunteer-organized event this Thursday night.
St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, along with County Commissioners Charlie Justice and Rene Flowers, will guest speak at a watch event for the House's first live hearing regarding the Capitol invasion on Jan. 6, 2021.

The volunteer-organized event will take place this Thursday night at Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and hearings beginning live streaming at 8 p.m.

Bianca Goolsby, who specializes in digital strategy, education reform change and internet safety, will also attend the event "to help us plan our next steps." More guest speakers to be announced.

"Watch events are being held nationwide so we can bring together people committed to protecting our democracy to discuss our plan to hold those responsible to account and to bring public awareness around the hearings and momentum for action both locally and nationally to prevent another January 6th attack," the event's press release wrote.

RVSP for the event online.

In these public hearings, the House will unveil its months-long investigation regarding the democracy-threatening event and could lead to more consequences for those allegedly involved, including former President Donald Trump.

More hearings are expected to follow throughout the next few months. 
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