Following the failed insurrection attempt of January 6, 2021, the undersigned organizations, who serve members of our military, veterans, caregivers, and their families, join in condemning this violent attack on our country, our democracy, and our Constitution.  We affirm our commitment to the US Constitution, our free and fair elections, and the tradition of a peaceful transfer of power.

We endorse the statement made by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the joint force, which is made up of about 1.3 million active-duty service members and more than 811,000 National Guardsmen and reservists,

“The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process. We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that were inconsistent with the rule of law. The rights of freedom of speech and assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition and insurrection.”

Our veterans and men and women in uniform each take an oath to uphold and defend the US Constitution, which provides for the peaceful transfer of power after an election – as confirmed by the States and courts, and certified by the US Congress.  Members of the National Guard are now activated to protect the results of that election.  We call on our fellow Americans to respect the electoral process, as well as the men and women of the National Guard who will be fulfilling their oaths to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  There must be no further violence.  We, the undersigned, join in opposition to any effort to overthrow our democracy or disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.

We also call for accountability for those responsible for the seditious acts leading up to and including January 6, 2021. We call upon veterans, members of the military, and each of us who have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution to stand firmly in support of democracy and to recommit to the peaceful transfer of power. We ask our political leaders, who have sworn that very same oath, to do the same.

Signed,

American Veterans - Amvets logo
Brighton Marine logo
Code of Support Foundation logo
Easterseals DC MD VA logo
Elizabeth Dole Foundation logo
Esposas Militares Hispanas logo
Final Salute Inc
Give an Hour Logo
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Logo
Esposas Militares Hispanas logo
Military Child Education Coalition
Military Family Advisory Network
Military Order Purple Heart of the USA
Minority Vets logo
Modern Military Association of America
Ms Veteran America
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center
MVAT logo
NMSN - National Military Spouse Network logo
Partners Promise logo
Project Sanctuary Logo
Psych Armor Institutes logo
PH PsychHub logo
Reveille Foundation
Secure Families Initiative Logo
Student Veterans of America SVA
Sword to plowshares logo
Team RWB logo
Team Rubicon Disaster Response logo
The Independence Fund logo
The Mission Continues logo
The Veterans and Citizens Initiative logo
TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors logo
Travis Manion Foundation LOgo
Veterans Education Success logo
Vets Community Connections logo
Veterans For Common Sense logo
Volunteers of America Logo
Wear Blue: Run to Rememeber

AMVETS
Brighton Marine, Inc
Code of Support Foundation
Easterseals DC MD VA
Elizabeth Dole Foundation 
Esposas Militares Hispanas USA
Final Salute, Inc
Give an Hour
Higher Ground Veterans Advocacy 
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America 
Military Child Education Coalition 
Military Family Advisory Network
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Minority Veterans of America   
Modern Military Association of America   
Ms. Veteran America
Mt. Carmel Veterans Services   
MVAT Foundation 
National Military Spouse Network 
Partners in Promise 
Project Sanctuary   
Psych Armor 
Psych Hub
Reveille Foundation 
Secure Families Initiative   
Student Veterans of America 
Swords to Plowshares  
Team Red, White & Blue 
Team Rubicon
The Independence Fund
The Mission Continues 
The Veterans and Citizens Initiative
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors 
Travis Manion Foundation 
Veterans Community Connection
Veterans Education Successes 
Veterans for Common Sense 
Volunteers of America
wear blue: run to remember 

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