Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s public service career began in 1985 as an attorney for the environmental nonprofit RiverKeeper, and he has spent nearly four decades fighting corruption and protecting our environment. His advocacy has had a far-reaching impact on the fight for clean water, land, and air, holding corporations and government accountable for unlawful actions and ending big pharma’s hidden influence on our medical professionals and people. Among his honors are Time Magazine’s “Hero of the Planet” award and the Sartisky Peace Award.
Legacy: Liberty, Truth, Justice, Equality
RFK Jr. has used his legal background and historic family name to take robust stands for liberty, equality, and justice and against war and corruption, like his father, Robert F. Kennedy, and his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, before him.
The painful and complicated decision to leave the democratic party evolved for Kennedy. The break from the tattered party came on October 9, 2023, with RFK Jr. announcing his candidacy as an independent for President of the United States.
The common theme across much of Kennedy’s work is stopping exploiting the powerless and our planet—causes that don’t pay well but that matter deeply.
RFK Jr. speaks coherently of the troubles uniquely tearing at our democracy among public leaders today. His voice may be shaky, but his principles, as is his character, are solid and steady. As people learn more about RFK Jr., they often say that for the first time in a long time, they feel hope for the future of our country.
RFK Jr. knows how to debate and be on the other side of an issue. Listening. Caring. Being willing to learn, grow, and change. These are all qualities that he brings to the table of the White House and will share with the people.
As a leader, he can help us reset our moral compass toward living from a place of care and connection while consistently enforcing the rule and spirit of the law across this nation.