WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, in recognition of the fourth anniversary of Senator John McCain’s passing and what would have been his 86th birthday, the McCain Institute is launching a social media campaign celebrating his life of leadership and public service.
This comes on the heels of President Joe Biden posthumously awarding Senator McCain the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony earlier this summer.
Over the next week, the McCain Institute’s social media accounts will share stories from those who knew Senator McCain best and highlight some of his most memorable speeches from his long career. The campaign aims to start a conversation about what his voice would have meant during turbulent times like these and to keep his legacy alive with the next generation.
“In today’s volatile and increasingly dangerous world, where authoritarianism is on the rise, Senator McCain’s voice is deeply missed,” said McCain Institute Executive Director Dr. Evelyn Farkas. “Every day at the McCain Institute, but especially this week, we are proud to echo his words and actions in support of oppressed people in Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, China and many more places around the globe. Just like Senator McCain, we will fight through our programs to promote democracy and human rights and prevent targeted violence at home and abroad.”
This week’s campaign will also feature “Senator McCain Trivia,” which can be found on the McCain Institute’s Instagram page in the stories section. To get involved in the campaign, please share your own memories, photos or quotes of Senator McCain using #McCainMemories.
Senator McCain was born on August 29, 1936 and passed away on August 25, 2018. To learn more about Senator McCain’s life and accomplishments, visit The Story of John McCain and Senator McCain on the Issues.
About the McCain Institute at Arizona State University
Inspired by Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy, the McCain Institute at Arizona State University is non-partisan and fights to secure democracy and alliances, defend human rights, protect the vulnerable and advance character-driven leadership in all communities around the world.
About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.