Statement on the Peaceful Transition of Power

Mike Lee

Team Rubicon condemns any violence and illegal actions, regardless of motivation, or any other acts that threaten our democracy, including those that took place at the Capitol on January 6th.  We hope that tomorrow’s transfer of power will be peaceful, just as it has been in every transition since our nation’s founding.  Dedicated to serving communities impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises, any actions causing destruction to local communities undermine our mission. The oath our veteran Greyshirts took to defend democracy and protect the country is a commitment that does not end with our service.

Team Rubicon is an organization that values the opinions and backgrounds of all of our Greyshirts. It is the diversity of our membership and our shared values and commitment to the people and the communities we serve that make Team Rubicon the organization it is. As such, Team Rubicon respects our members’ rights to express their opinions as individuals in a lawful and respectful manner, and has the expectation it is not done on behalf of the organization.  

As a veteran-led non-profit organization, we strongly support and are aligned with the position our US military leaders have taken and along with over 30+ other organizations have signed the Statement on the Peaceful Transfer of Power.

Statement from the Code of Support Foundation

Statement on the Peaceful Transfer of Power

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.    


1.      AMVETS

2.      Brighton Marine, Inc

3.      Code of Support Foundation 

4.      Easterseals DC MD VA

5.      Elizabeth Dole Foundation 

6.      Esposas Militares Hispana USA

7.      Final Salute, Inc

8.      Give an Hour

9.      Higher Ground Veterans Advocacy 

10.   Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America 

11.   Institute for Veterans and Military Families

12.   Military Child Education Coalition 

13.   Military Family Advisory Network

14.   Military Order of the Purple Heart

15.   Minority Veterans of America   

16.   Modern Military Association of America   

17.   Mt. Carmel Veterans Services   

18.   MVAT Foundation 

19.   National Military Spouse Network 

20.   Partners in Promise 

21.   Project Sanctuary   

22.   Psych Armor 

23.   Psych Hub

24.   Reveille Foundation 

25.   Secure Families Initiative   

26.   Student Veterans of America 

27.   Swords to Plowshares  

28.   Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB)

29.   Team Rubicon

30.   The Independence Fund

31.   The Mission Continues 

32.   The Ms. Veteran America Organization 

33.   Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors 

34.   Travis Manion Foundation 

35.   Veterans Community Connection

36.   Veterans Education Successes 

37.   Veterans for Common Sense 

38.   Volunteers of America

39.   wear blue: run to remember

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