Kennedy to Announce Vice Presidential Running Mate

OAKLAND, CA—MARCH 13, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will announce his Vice Presidential Candidate on March 26 in Oakland, California. This historic event will reaffirm the key principles of the Kennedy campaign of restoring the middle class, ending the chronic disease epidemic, unwinding the war machine, and unraveling corporate capture of our government agencies.

WHAT: VP Announcement
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
WHERE: Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts, 10 10th St., Oakland, CA 94607
SET-UP: For priority placement arrive at 10 a.m. PT
RSVP: Media must register with their name, outlet, title, and phone number to [email protected] and put VP Announcement in the subject line
LIVE-STREAM: The event will be live-streamed on the campaign's YouTube channel

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Presidents Biden and Trump nationwide among voters under 35. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr. Another Quinnipiac Poll discussed on CNN shows Kennedy in a three-way tie with Presidents Biden and Trump among Latinos.

Kennedy leads Presidents Biden and Trump among independents. Independents continue to constitute the largest political bloc in the U.S., with an average of 43% of U.S. adults. In contrast, 27% of U.S. adults identify as Republicans and 27% of U.S. adults identify as Democrats.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure RFK Jr. is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The campaign has exceeded all its ballot access benchmarks to date.

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the ballot in New Hampshire and Nevada. In Hawaii, the Hawaii Office of Elections has confirmed Kennedy supporters have collected the required signatures to establish the “We The People” party in Hawaii. The campaign kicked off its petition gathering in Texas Tuesday and will be kicking off many more states before the end of this month.

Three months ago, Kennedy returned to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and declared his independence from the “bankrupt two-party system.” He did so with the National Constitution Center behind him and the words “We the People” etched into the building by his side.

“We the people” are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. These words symbolize that our government draws its power from the people that it was created to serve.

On Oct. 9, Kennedy said, “Like the Founding Fathers declared their independence from the crown more than two centuries ago, today we declare our independence from the corrupting influence of Wall Street and corporate donors that have rigged our economy for the few at the expense of the many.”

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