Statement from the NASPAA Executive Committee Regarding the US Capitol Incursion

January 08, 2021

Statement from the NASPAA Executive Committee Regarding the US Capitol Incursion

NASPAA’s 328 member Schools of public administration and policy prepare their graduates to lead and maintain public services for the people. In the United States, public services are governed by the American Constitution and the rule of law. When the President of these United States undercuts the foundation of democratic society and incites insurrection against the Congress and the United States Capitol, home to our most foundational deliberative processes, it strikes at the heart of our democracy.  These actions threaten every public servant’s ability to do their job and serve the people. NASPAA condemns President Donald J. Trump's actions, condemns the actions of the insurrectionist mobs who acted at his behest, and commits in 2021 to the work of re-instilling a commitment to public service and pursuit of the common good. The public affairs schools of the United States, grounded as they are in a shared commitment to the US Constitution and democratic governance, are ready for the challenge.