Manchin Pledges to Return to Era of Bipartisan Cooperation and Agreement
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today pledged to return to an era of bipartisan cooperation and agreement in order to restore civility to the United States Senate and our political discourse. He is urging his colleagues to join him in signing this pledge and taking the first step to show the American people that they are here to work towards a better United States.
“Several years ago I took a personal pledge to not campaign against a sitting colleague,” Senator Manchin said. “I think the time has come for all Senators to make this pledge and commit ourselves to being Americans first – not Republicans or Democrats. I made this pledge because I simply don’t think you can build working relationships with your co-workers during the week if you are showing up in their backyard every weekend to run their name through the dirt. Now more than ever, it’s so important for the Senate to work together as opposed to against one another. I am proud to take this pledge and I encourage all of my Senate colleagues to join me.”
To read Senator Manchin’s signed copy, click here. Read the full pledge below:
Pledge to Return to Era of Bipartisan Cooperation and Agreement
In order to restore civility to the United States Senate and our political discourse we must pledge to return to an era of bipartisan cooperation and agreement. I, _______________, pledge to the people of _______________ and to the American people that I will:
1) Not campaign against a sitting colleague;
2) Not directly fundraise against them;
3) Not distribute any direct mail against them;
4) Not appear or endorse any advertisements directed at them;
5) Not use or endorse social media campaigns that attack them.
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