Obama, Bush and Clinton join forces with new organization helping Afghan evacuees


Washington — Three of the nation's four most recent former presidents are coming together to offer their support to a new organization that aims to assist Afghan evacuees who are resettling in the United States after fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as former first ladies Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama, are joining Welcome. US as honorary co-chairs "to lift up everyone else involved and remind us that this is our opportunity, in a time of all too much division, for common purpose," the group's website states.

The organization, which launched Tuesday, also boasts a welcome council composed of former and current government officials from both parties, military and business leaders, and activists. It brings together a coalition of organizations helping Afghan allies as they arrive in the U. S. and businesses making financial or in-kind contributions to resettlement efforts.

Welcome. US billed itself as a "first of its kind national organization that will engage Americans and mobilize support across sectors for Afghan refugees" and said in a press release it will provide a "single point of entry for Americans who... (Read more)

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