Thousands of Americans are signing our public letter, “What We Will Do to Hold America Together.” Our signatories include Biden supporters, Trump supporters, and citizens in all 50 states.
Below is a list of prominent individuals and organizations on both the left and the right who have endorsed and signed the letter — as well as some powerful testimonials. Click here to see a full list of signatories.
- Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN)
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
- The Association of Former Members of Congress
- The National Institute for Civil Discourse
- Sheila Kloefkorn, gay rights activist
- Glenn Stanton, Focus on the Family
- Gov. Bob Taft, former Republican Governor of Ohio
- Rep. Richard Gephardt, former House Democratic Majority Leader
- Rep. Mary Bono, former Republican Member of Congress in Florida
- Rep. Lewis Payne Jr. former Democratic Member of Congress in Virginia
- Rep. Dennis Ross, former Republican Member of Congress in Florida
- Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University
- Glenn Loury, Brown University
- Jonathan Haidt, New York University
- Heather Higgins, Independent Women’s Forum
- Hadley Manning, Independent Women’s Forum
- Inez Stepman, Independent Women’s Forum
- Jonathan Rauch, Brookings Institution
- Lawrence Mead, New York University
- Hunter Baker, Union University
- Ken Bone, famous independent voter
- Harry Boyte, civil rights activist
- Betty Knighton, National Issues Forums
- Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Humanities Center
- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Episcopal Church
- Bridget Phetasy, media personality
- Alan Solomont, Dean, Tisch College
- Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University
- Pete Peterson, Dean, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
- Pete Weichlein, Chief Executive Officer, Former Members of Congress
- Rep. Constance A. Morella, former Republican congresswoman, Maryland
- Rep. Joseph Hoeffel, former Democratic Congressman, Pennsylvania
- Rep. Jason Altmire, former Democratic Congressman, Pennsylvania
- Lawrence Smith, Former Democratic Congressman, Florida
- Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
- William Doherty, Director, Citizen Professional Center, UMN
- Liz Joyner, Founder and CEO, Village Square
- Miles Rapoport, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Former Secretary of State, CT
- Mark Beckwith, Former Bishop Episcopal Church (New Jersey)
- Bruce Ough, Bishop United Methodist Church
Please note that an individual signatory does not represent the views of their organization.
At this time of so much negativity and uncertainty along with the expression of fear, anxiety, anger and hate, we need leaders and citizens who will rise above the fray to protect the basic tenets and moral fabric of our country, those that would view the protection of our freedoms and Constitutional rights as paramount and value all people who make up this great country. Braver Angels and its members are pledging to do just that by not allowing political differences become more important than the people in our families, friend groups, congregations, workplaces, and community and by realizing that we must not let our ideologies and opinion divide us so that in the end we destroy the very thing we say we are fighting to preserve.
We are fellow Americans. We share the gift of self-government that was made possible by the sacrifice of millions over the centuries. With that gift comes responsibilities. Whatever the unusual obstacles in this surreal year, we must follow the dictates of our own conscience and cast our vote. We must seek and support a fair and peaceful resolution of any genuine disputes about the results, resisting calls to settle differences through violence from whatever side they come. Both before and after the election, we must both advocate and listen across our political differences, dialing back the malice, and increasing the charity that we show toward one another. As custodians of the gift of American self-government, we owe this faithful discharge of our responsibilities to the next generation of Americans.
NO ONE is doing quite what Braver Angels is doing right now in our country - and how crucial it is! If we forget about what they are reminding us of, nothing else - not the composition of the supreme court, and not even who's in the White House - will matter. For our Union won't stand. I'm so grateful for what they are doing - and to be able to be a small part of it.
Thank you for all that Braver Angels is doing to remind us of our shared values and connections!
This nationwide initiative by Braver Angels is an important step in calling for calm during a clearly tumultuous election season and I whole-heartedly support it. We need to explore every grassroots strategy that engages as many citizens as possible to fight against those few who profit from sowing discord and divisiveness. And nothing is more important and more sacred in this effort than guaranteeing to each citizen that her and his vote will be properly counted and reported – regardless of who they voted for – event if the process during the pandemic takes longer than what we have become used to.