"Our core principles of democracy - from the checks and balances of leadership to freedom of the press - must be relentlessly defended. Ending gerrymandering, ensuring voter access, and pursuing campaign finance reform are examples of essential changes needed to renew our democracy. We believe public policy and decision making should be evidence-based. We may debate the quality of evidence but should always accept the need for fact-based rationale. We must plant seeds for longer-term national competitiveness, growth and prosperity. We must be stewards for future generations, building an economy that does not destroy the planet. Inclusive teams can drive greater innovation, creativity, and performance. Our democratic system recognizes our differences and should work to bring us together."