Statement of Principles

We have come together out of alarm that the erosion of democratic principles and weakening of democratic institutions among some of our European allies is putting at risk U.S. peace, security, and prosperity.

Respect for the rights and liberties of all citizens is the essential foundation of any democracy. It is currently being assailed by illiberal and authoritarian forces, both internal and external, that are weakening the transatlantic community and NATO alliance.

This threat must be met head on.