PRESS RELEASE from Presidential
January 10, 2009
|Contact: PIC Communications
to Host Bipartisan Dinners Honoring McCain, Powell and Biden
Dinners on Eve of
Inauguration to Highlight Commitment to Bipartisan Cooperation and
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, as part of an Inauguration for all Americans,
the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee announced a series of
bipartisan dinners to take place on Monday, January 19th, the eve of
Each of the three dinners will honor an American whose lifetime of
public service has been enhanced by a dedication to bipartisan
achievement: Senator John McCain, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.),
and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. Attending will be leaders in
Congress from both sides of the aisle and Americans from across the
country of both parties.
On the eve of an historic transfer of power, the dinners serve to
highlight President-elect Obama's commitment to renewing America's
promise via bipartisan accomplishment.
"In these times of great challenge and great change, leadership
requires rising above the same old narrow partisanship," said
President-elect Obama. "Each of these distinguished Americans has
spent his life in service to his country, at each and every moment
placing the interests of America before issues of political
party. That is precisely the spirit of common purpose we need as
we begin the work ahead."
The dinners will take place at the National Building Museum, Union
Station and the Hilton Washington. Tickets are required and press
will be pool only.
For the latest information on the 2009 Presidential Inauguration,
please visit www.pic2009.org.