We founded the Bipartisan Policy Center with the leadership of Tom Daschle, and Bob Dole, George Mitchell and Howard Baker. Those four names give me a deep sense of pride and confidence in the strength of our democracy. Because from the beginning, BPC has been animated by a few core ideas: That America’s inspiration flows from our nation’s unparalleled political and cultural diversity. That our nation’s political stability and resilience depend on engaging and dignifying our differences. And finally, that politics, like all productive human interaction, is about the integrity of ideas, personal connection, and trust.
The following pages recap what was a special and momentous night. Thank you for your support over the last ten years. I want to thank our founders, our board of directors, our project leaders, our truly fabulous staff, loyal funders, and everyone else in the BPC family. I want to ask you to join us in redoubling our commitment to the hard, uncertain, and uncomfortable work of American democracy. BPC is committed to helping this Congress, this administration, and this country succeed, and we surely need your help.