"There's a new effort underway to thank Capitol custodial staff who immediately began cleaning up the mess left behind by rioters, so that Congress could get back to work and resume certification of the electoral college vote," reports WJLA's Heather Graf. "When I saw law enforcement was finally regaining control of the building, I saw one news outlet say the Capitol is now being cleaned so that Congress can safely return," said Sharon McMahon. "And I was just really struck by that moment -- like, it is someone's job to clean this up so we can have democracy." McMahon is a government teacher who once taught in Montgomery County, but she currently lives in Minnesota. The president of AFSCME Local 626 told WJLA that not only did those employees clean up after the riot, he says some of them were already at work and inside the building when the siege took place. Last Wednesday, ABC7 was able to help put McMahon in touch with the union president. Shortly after that, she officially launched the letter writing campaign. Email thank you letters to Local 626 at [email protected] or to the Architect of the Capitol at [email protected].
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