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.
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