Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen our communities and nation by bringing people of diverse viewpoints together and providing them tools to truly understand each other. Our focus is on creating bridges of understanding that help people overcome fear of one another and work together in common purpose.

We’re working toward a future in which people of differing views regularly collaborate to enact solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems. We envision a new status quo where debate, honest disagreement and diversity of thought are celebrated as forces that keep America vibrant and growing. They have, after all, always been the lifeblood of freedom.

Our Approach

Our Plan

1.) Challenging ourselves to deepen our compassion and sharpen our thinking and creativity by listening to each other, and finding common ground, face-to-face and online.

2.) Improving civil discourse beyond conservative/liberal divisions so that communities can form bridges of understanding and collaboration.

3.) Helping communities enact solutions to their most pressing problems by turning disagreement into fuel for creativity.

4.) Building a national political culture that judges leaders not by how completely they destroy the opposition but by how well they strengthen our nation and our global leadership.

5.) Holding our leaders accountable for respecting all of the people they’ve been elected to represent and seeking to understand their views.