2018 LBJ Liberty & Justice For All Award

Jun 29, 2018

Friday, June 29
6 p.m.
LBJ Auditorium
RSVP to attend

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On Friday, June 29, 2018, the LBJ Foundation will honor Sen. John McCain with its most prestigious recognition, the LBJ Liberty & Justice For All Award. Sen. McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, will accept the award on his behalf. Following the award presentation, Mark K. Updegrove, president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation, will moderate a conversation with Meghan McCain.

Please note: Sen. John McCain will not be in attendance.

John and Meghan McCain

John McCain epitomizes the ideals of the LBJ Liberty & Justice For All Award through his lifetime commitment to public service. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 and then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, McCain has fought to enhance freedom and security for all, not only in America but throughout the world.

Meghan McCain joined ABC's daytime talk show, The View, as a co-host on Oct. 9, 2017. She has also been named a contributor to ABC News, making appearances on programs including Good Morning America and This Week. As the daughter of Sen. John McCain, she was propelled into the national spotlight at an early age and has become a powerful role model for women. She is a strong, respected Republican voice and is passionate about a wide range of topics from women's and social issues to marriage equality.

To Attend
The program is open to Friends of the LBJ Library members and to the general public in limited quantities. RSVPs are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No walk-ins will be accepted. Doors open at 5 p.m. The program begins at 6 p.m.

Friends Member --> If you're a Friends member, please email your RSVP to [email protected]. Please note: We are not allowing guests for this program. If you know of someone who would like to attend that's not a member, there's still time to join as a Friend

General public --> A limited number of tickets are available. Please RSVP online on Eventbrite. On the day-of, please be prepared to show your tickets, either printed or electronically on your mobile device.

Update, June 13th: Our general public ticket allotment is now sold out. We suggest signing up for our waitlist. We will be in touch if additional tickets become available. Second option --> Member tickets are still available. To secure a ticket, join the Friends of the LBJ Library at the Individual level and above.

Location & Parking
The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River St. Access to the auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Parking details will be posted soon.

About the Award
The LBJ Liberty & Justice For All Award is the LBJ Foundation's most prestigious recognition. The award honors those who carry on President Johnson's legacy, personifying the mission he defined as our country's most basic: "to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man." Previous recipients include President Jimmy Carter, President George H. W. Bush, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. John Dingell, Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. James Clyburn, Attorney General Eric Holder, and David Rubenstein.

About the LBJ Foundation
Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson created the LBJ Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to support the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The foundation's support to the library helps to enhance quality public programming, expand educational outreach, and bolster exhibition creation, as well as aids students and academics in their research by providing grants and fellowships. The foundation's support to the LBJ School helps to continue the school's outstanding education for graduate students in public policy and governmental affairs, as well as expands their community outreach and exploration of global initiatives. These two institutions, one looking to the past and the other to the future, provide an ongoing legacy for President Johnson's accomplishments and his vision for our nation.

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Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]


Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
[email protected]
(512) 721-0198


Please be aware that LBJ Presidential Library events may be filmed and/or photographed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the LBJ Library to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the Library, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.