We believe that the best interests of America have for too long been sacrificed to the agendas of those who represent the far-right and the far-left of our nation’s politics.
We believe that the flames of this national division, between progressives and conservatives have been fanned and fueled by those whose personal agendas benefit from keeping Americans as divided and as angry as each other as possible.
We believe that this way of doing politics is not in our best interests either as a nation or as individual citizens with a common stake in our common future.
While the two of us differ on many issues we find that we are agreed on those issues that are most important to us all.
Together we affirm the need for our nation to be safe and secure.
Together we affirm the need for our nation to be economically strong.
Together we affirm the need for our federal government to be fiscally responsible.
Together we affirm the need for our nation to be more selfless in its response to the needs of our weakest and most vulnerable citizens.
Together we affirm the need for our nation to rediscover and to reaffirm that we are indeed, “One people, under God, indivisible.” That the high ideals of "freedom and justice for all" transcend any one political party and that it vital that we find common ground and unshakable unity in our support and affirmation of these central truths that lie behind the goodness of our national character.
Together we will try to bridge the vast political chasm that has opened up, effectively separating us as individuals and as elected representatives serving in Washington on your behalf.
Together we pledge to speak openly and honestly and respectfully with each other concerning the issues that confront us all.
Together we pledge to affirm and articulate our common ground on these matters as well as to publicly share our debate on those issues on which we differ.
Together we pledge to work with the members of the United States Congress in discovering ways that we can begin to speak with one another across political and party lines.
Together we hope to bring our national leaders together in common cause to find solutions to our pressing needs for national security, fiscal responsibility, economic stability and the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable among us.
Together we hope to re-instill a common faith in our national virtues of goodness, self-sacrifice, respect and tolerance.