PRESS RELEASE: Gifford Receives Endorsement from Foreign Policy for America Action Network

Former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark endorsed by nonpartisan foreign policy organization

LOWELL — Rufus Gifford, candidate for Congress for Massachusetts’ third congressional district, today welcomed the endorsement of the Foreign Policy for America Action Network.

“I’m thrilled to receive the endorsement of Foreign Policy for America because I share their commitment to a foreign policy that upholds American values,” said Gifford. “At a time when the U.S. is acting recklessly on the world stage, we need active and engaged citizens more than ever to help restore American leadership and our moral example.”

“As the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford personally demonstrated the power of American diplomacy to secure our interests around the world,” said Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America. “Rufus will be a powerful voice for diplomacy at a time when too many in Washington seem hellbent on war.”

Gifford joins Ken Harbaugh (OH-7), Andy Kim (NJ-3), Tom Malinowski (NJ-7), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), and Nancy Soderberg (FL-6) as candidates for Congress endorsed by the Foreign Policy for America Action Network in the 2018 election cycle.

About Foreign Policy for America:

Foreign Policy for America is a non-profit, nonpartisan advocacy organization. It engages, connects, and supports citizens to promote foreign policy that keeps us safe and out of conflicts, advances the prosperity of all Americans, and is true to our country’s highest values. The Foreign Policy for America Action Network is a nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that helps elect federal candidates who champion strong, principled American foreign policy.

About Rufus:

Rufus Gifford is a candidate for Congress for Massachusetts’ third congressional district. He announced his candidacy on November 13, 2017. From 2013–2017, he was U.S. Ambassador to Denmark. In that capacity, he helped modernize U.S. diplomacy by building relationships between people and civil society, youth engagement, and an innovative public diplomacy strategy, among other bilateral and global issues.

He previously served as National Finance Director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, leading efforts to raise a record-setting $1 billion. Before that, he helped elect Democratic officials and advocated for progressive causes across the country. Gifford lives in Concord with his husband Stephen and dog Argos. For more information, visit: