OUR CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT
JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR.
Whether you worked in the earliest days of the 43rd Administration or sprinted to the finish in January 2009, you know a thing or two about serving the grand ideals and exceptional people of our country. Together we saw compassion in action, strength on display and the steady leadership of a true statesman who inspired us to meet some of America’s greatest challenges.
We knew pundits and historians would measure the work we did each day – whether big or small – and that there was a solemn responsibility to do our jobs well on behalf of the American people.
Now, another task stands before us. This one asks many of us to set aside partisanship in service, once again, to a country we love.
Earlier this summer, having seen far too many days filled with chaos emanating from the highest levels of government, we knew it was time to take a stand.
Former colleagues and friends from both sides of the aisle joined together and began to put our experience to work. As our former boss said, “Leadership to me means duty, honor, country.”
Bound by our shared work experience and a belief in a brighter tomorrow, we endorse Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice President. Political differences may remain among us, but we look forward to a time when civil, honest and robust policy discussions are the order of the day.
Our democracy is at stake. Please join us!
Karen Kirksey, PAC Director
2000 Campaign, USDA
2000 Campaign, Commerce
2000/2004 Campaign, White House
2000 Campaign, State, EPA
2000 Campaign, White House
Genevieve Woodard Hartley
2000 Campaign, Treasury, DHS
RNC, White House
2004 Campaign, GSA
Education, White House
Energy, OMB, 2004 Campaign, RNC
RNC, EPA, White House
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the mission of 43 Alumni for Biden?
Our mission is clear, to elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. Through our advocacy, 43 Alumni for Biden seeks to unite and mobilize a community of historically Republican voters who are dismayed and disappointed by the damage done to our nation by Donald Trump’s presidency. Our efforts will focus on engaging voters with shared concerns about the future of our country and compelling them to make the right choice by voting for Joe Biden on Election Day, November 3rd, 2020.
Do you represent the views of all 43 Alumni?
43 Alumni for Biden consists of a group of people who served in the 43rd Administration who now support Joe Biden for president. We only represent the views of those who choose to support our single objective: To elect Joe Biden president. The positive response that we have received from hundreds of 43 Alumni who have expressed gratitude and a willingness to help has been overwhelming. We also knew that others would disagree and we believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions. They are free to support who they wish based on their own convictions and we remain thankful that we live in a country that values liberty and protects those freedoms.
Is President Bush involved in your efforts?
President George W. Bush has publicly indicated that he is retired from politics and doesn’t have plans to endorse any candidate in the 2020 election. Our efforts are completely separate and in no way related to the former president, the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association or the Bush Center in Dallas, Texas. We have been in contact with President Bush’s office and they are aware of our activities. Many of us are inspired by his leadership and his family’s commitment to public service which compelled us to remain actively engaged in the political process today.
Do I have to be an alumnus of the 43rd Administration to join or donate?
43 Alumni for Biden was formed and organized by a group of alumni from the 43rd Administration but we welcome the participation and support from family, friends, colleagues, political allies and others who believe in our mission to support and elect Joe Biden as the next president.
Am I abandoning the Republican Party?
Many of us remain Republicans! We are proud of the sound principles that guided our time working together and remain grateful to have campaigned, voted and worked for so many great Republican leaders through the years. We endorse Vice President Biden not necessarily in opposition to any political affiliations, but rather in patriotic duty to our country over any one person or political party.
Are you raising money through contributions?
Yes, 43 Alumni for Biden is a registered Political Action Committee formed and led by volunteers to engage voters and raise money to support Joe Biden for president. No Bush alumni or family members participating in this organization will receive any compensation for their work.
Do you support the DNC’s platform?
We’re supporting Joe Biden for President of the United States. This campaign is bigger than partisan politics. We recognize that there may be policy differences among us, but we look forward to a time when civil, honest and robust policy discussions are the order of the day. From spirited policy banter with family and friends on tax cuts, reducing regulations or supporting an economy that champions freedom’s cause. Bring it on!
How can I get involved?
We welcome and appreciate any support that you would be willing to provide whether financially through making a donation or by volunteering your time and energy to help propel Joe Biden to victory in November. There are many ways you can help. Sign up for our newsletter, follow us on social media, and let’s get started today!