Grassroots Group Seeking To Reunite January 6 Detainees And Families
One of the January 6 defendants who has been subjected to prosecution by Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated a new campaign named “Operation Love Wins” to reunite families with their loved ones who are incarcerated in the D.C. jail for the January 6 protest. The campaign was launched by the organization The Real J6, which represents the individuals behind bars for their role in the events of January 6, 2021.
The D.C. Department of Corrections recently dropped the requirement for visitors and inmates to be vaccinated before allowing in-person visits, which sparked excitement among some Jan. 6 prisoners and disappointment among families unable to afford the trip. In response, The Real J6 founded the Love Wins campaign with the aim of funding trips for family members to see their loved ones in the D.C. jail.
“It’s been almost two years for most of us,” said The Real J6 founder Shane Jenkins, who has been in the D.C. jail since March. “We are asking fellow patriots to donate money, airline miles, hotel points, or other travel resources to aid us in this mission. Every penny of this will go to our cause.”
Jenkins said in a press release that the campaign was established to reunite the individuals imprisoned with him in the C2B pod of the D.C. jail with their families and friends.
“To all of our supporters, we would like to thank you for your help,” said Shane Jenkins. “Congressman Troy Nehls came out of the bullpen to close the deal for us. Because of the letter writing, calls to the mayor and the jail, and with the help of Mr. Nehls and his staff: IT WORKED!”
As the news reached the C2B pod, there were mixed emotions among the inmates. Some were excited, while others stated that they were already struggling to get along financially and could not afford the cost of the trip.
The Love Wins campaign aims to make visiting their loved ones as affordable and accessible as possible. The organization estimates that it will cost approximately $2,000 per family for one trip, including round-trip transportation, food, and housing for up to four people.
“It’s been almost two years for most of us,” Jenkins said. “We are asking fellow patriots to donate money, airline miles, hotel points, or other travel resources to aid us in this mission. Every penny of this will go to our cause.”
The group is asking the public for donations at links found on its website. “We appreciate you for fighting for us, for calling and writing, for donating and for making sure that in the end, Love Wins,” said Shane Jenkins.