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The Bridge Alliance exists to upgrade our democratic republic. Our members agree to adhere to The Four Principles and are part of a broad coalition dedicated to engaging citizens in the political process, working with our civic leaders to face tough challenges, and promoting respectful, civil discourse.

  • 92nd Street Y is a cultural and community center where people connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. We have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world.

  • The ALL IN Challenge, a national awards program, recognizes colleges for their commitment to increasing voting rates, helping students form the habits of active and informed citizenship, and making democratic engagement a core value on their campuses.  

  • AllSides delivers technology and services to provide multiple perspectives on news, issues, and topics - and the people behind the ideas because the way society gets its news and information affects the world around us

  • America Indivisible is a coalition effort to address bigotry against members of Muslim communities and those who appear to be Muslim from Black, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian American communities by reinforcing the American values of equality, pluralism, and strength through diversity.

  • The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of more than 260 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. 

  • American Promise is a strategic, inter-partisan organization designed to win the 28th Amendment to the Constitution so that people - not money, not corporations, not special interests - govern America

  • ASBC is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit.  Members believe that sustainable business is good business, and a sustainable economy is a prosperous and resilient one

  • BallotReady's mission is to create a more informed electorate and strengthen our democracy by helping voters vote informed, all the way down the ballot

  • Better Angels is a new bipartisan network of leaders and organizations committed to reducing polarization and bringing people together from across the divides to rethink currently polarized issues and show why reducing polarization is an urgent priority. 

  • Big Tent Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit initiative dedicated to substantially increasing the number of citizens working together to address America’s highest stakes economic challenges

  • Bridge the Divide is a platform where young people in high school and college from across the United States and around the world can contribute their unique voices while engaging with their peers' diverse political convictions

  • bridgeUSA believes that sustained dialogue through policy-based forums, guest speakers, roundtable negotiations, rapid prototyping, and other active listening and communication events can foster positive change in millennial's political discourse

  • Encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their assumptions, and engage in civil discourse to help move our democracy forward. This project is a short documentary, webisode series, online platform, and community engagement campaign. 

  • We’re a nonpartisan network of business leaders advancing policy and technology solutions to strengthen democracy and modernize government. A healthy representative democracy will help build a more competitive, innovative business climate in America. 

  • CAFwd is driven to make the promise of the CA Dream attainable for all and to inspire better decision-making by government at all levels in order to Grow Middle-Class Jobs, Promote Cost-effective Public Services and Create Accountability for Results.

  • CVP works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote

  • We believe that democracy is a design problem. Our work in civic design includes research, practical projects, and knowledge sharing through training, and advocacy. Our approach is collaborative, bringing together stakeholders to improve election and civic engagement

  • We support the building of a free society by creating spaces for civil conversations among independent thinkers. Our online and in-person programs invite open-minded people of diverse viewpoints to discuss topics critical to human flourishing.

  • The Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress's mission is to apply the lessons of history to today’s political challenges; develop strategic policy solutions by convening representatives from government, academia, and the private sector; and educate the next generation of leaders. 

  • As a network of networks, Charter for Compassion connect organizers and partners from around the world. They provide educational resources, organizing tools, and avenues of communication for sharing lessons, stories, and inspiration as a global movement. 

  • Cities of Service is a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. Our coalition cities tap into citizen insights, skills, and service to identify and solve critical public problems

  • Citizen University works with a national array of partners to help Americans cultivate the values, systems knowledge, and skills of effective citizenship. 

  • Civil Politics is an organization run by academics whose expertise lies in the use of data to understand moral psychology. They regularly publish articles in scientific journals concerning the antecedents and consequences of moral views. 

  • Coffee Party USA is an all-volunteer transpartisan group building, nurturing and connecting communities to reclaim our government for the people. Members agree to a civility pledge and share blogs, news stories, and memes through their Facebook page. 

  • The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. As a source of objective policy analysis, they engage policymakers of both parties and help them develop and analyze proposals to improve the country's fiscal and economic condition.

  • Common Good is a nonpartisan reform coalition that offers Americans a new way to look at law and government. We propose practical, bold ideas to restore common sense to all three branches of government based on the principles of individual freedom, responsibility and accountability. 

  • Common Ground Committee's mission is to pursue initiatives which will reveal common ground for finding truth, clarity, understanding, and progress on issues of importance in a civil manner that does not require compromise of fundamental principles.

  • Common Ground Solutions has big goals: to increase civic engagement; improve the quality of political discourse; highlight real-world stories of people working together across political lines; and forge moderate, commonsense solutions to our biggest challenges.

  • CMF is dedicated to helping Congress meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed citizenry. Focusing on improving congressional operations and citizen engagement through research, publications, training, and management services. 

  • A national non-profit that convenes leaders with diverse or conflicting views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues achieving outcomes through facilitated dialogue and long-term relationship building. 

  • The purpose of the Davenport Institute is to help solve California's public problems by promoting citizen participation in governance. We work with city governments, special districts, regional governance associations, and non-profit organizations. 

  • A team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way we live. Our vision is straightforward: make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election. 

  • DEPLOY/US plays a unique role in the climate and energy landscape, connecting and empowering leaders and concerned citizens across the political spectrum who share our goal of pragmatic, pro-growth solutions. 

  • Digital Citizen’s mission is to help Americans gain a place, as citizens, among the experts, leaders and pundits who take part in public policy dialogue. Our personal media has combined with mass media to forge a new landscape of participation

  • Essential Partners invites us each to discover and re-discover the core of who we are and what we value. Grounded in our own truth, we can find both the courage and the generosity to listen to those we have considered our enemies. 

  • Everyday Democracy's mission is to help communities talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone. We work directly with local communities, providing advice and training and flexible how-to resources. 

  • We research and propose common sense changes to strengthen our democracy and ensure all voices are heard and every vote counts in every election. Read more about our story, our staff and opportunities to support our work

  • Free the People’s goal is to get ahead of politics, and engage in the cultural exchange that will set the political agenda for the next 50 years. Using cutting-edge technology and storytelling, we’re building a grassroots constituency that can translate good ideas into education, conversation, and social activism.

  • Future500 envisions a world that realizes sustainable economic growth by addressing social and environmental externalities with market-based solutions. They collaborate on broad systemic change finding that uncommon ideas can reveal uncommon solutions.

  • Generation Citizen (GC) works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. 

  • Healthy Democracy is a nonpartisan organization that works to elevate the voice of citizens and to improve political discourse for the benefit of all voters. Our signature program brings groups of citizens together to fairly evaluate ballot questions

  • iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning. We provide civics teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms, ensuring every student receives a high-quality civic education. 

  • IH works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus areas of public policy, media & journalism, business, and art. We create experiences to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter. 

  • The mission of Independent Voter Project (IVP) is to create an environment where nonpartisan voters can participate effectively in public policy decisions and to provide voters with politically neutral and reliable information. 

  • Our mission is to develop a movement of independent voters for progressive post-partisan reform of the American political process. Independents seek to diminish the influence of parties and partisanship by opening up the democratic process

  • Our mission is to transform young leaders’ inspiration into action that improves our communities and strengthens our democracy. We support high schools in planning and conducting student peer-to-peer voter registration activities and guide them to engage them with elected officials

  • We are an organization that is building civility in a society that all too often seems tilted toward uncivil speech and actions. We do not endorse any political candidate, nor do we take a position on any issue. We are about process, not positions. 

  • Our mission is to apply groundbreaking insights taken from Integral philosophy, developmental psychology, evolutionary theory, and the social sciences to help create significant forward movement in the evolution of the cultural and political landscape

  • Institute for Local Government promotes good government at the local level with practical resources for California communities. Aiming to assist local leaders to govern effectively and ethically, work collaboratively and foster healthy and sustainable communities.

  • Issue One is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to political reform and government ethics in order to strengthen democracy and return government to the American people. 

  • IssueVoter’s mission is to give everyone an equal voice in our democracy by making civic engagement accessible, efficient, and impactful. 

  • The Jefferson Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit that engages Americans directly to solve shared challenges and craft better policy. Our mission is to strengthen democracy by advancing informed, citizen-developed solutions to challenging public issues

  • The mission of the Junior State of America Foundation is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society

  • Kitchen Table Democracy creates and fosters collaborative governance capacities, structures, and networks in states. We support leaders, offer a nationally recognized source of information and demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborative, democratic based processes. 

  • The Leadership Now Project is a membership organization of business professionals concerned about the future of our democracy. Diverse in political views, professions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, members are united by the belief that galvanized America’s founders, E Pluribus Unum - out of many, one.

  • Listen First Project encourages conversations that prioritize understanding to bridge divides and mend our frayed social fabric. We catalyze the Listen First movement powered by more than 100 partner organizations, thousands of individuals, local chapters, and the National Conversation Project. 

  • Living Room Conversations enable people to come together through their social networks as friends to engage in a self-guided conversation about an agreed-upon topic. Typically conversations have self-identified co-hosts who hold differing views. 

  • MapLight’s mission is to achieve a government that (actually) works for the people by illuminating the influence of money in politics, empowering voter engagement, building online civic transparency tools, and advancing democracy reform. 

  • Mediators Foundation's mission is to foster global leadership for a peaceful, just and sustainable world by identifying, supporting and connecting visionary leaders promoting the best interests of our small planet through civic and educational projects

  • The MAP vision is to create a political environment where bipartisan cooperation is restored as our nation’s governing paradigm and our elected leaders work more closely together to address the challenges we face as a generation and as a nation. 

  • The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is a network of more than 2,200 innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide, and take action together effectively on today’s toughest issues. 

  • NCoC is dedicated to strengthening civic life in America through Civic Health IndexTM reports, cross-sector conferences, and engagement with individuals and organizations interested in utilizing civic engagement principles and practices. 

  • National Conversation Project seeks to mainstream conversations across divides in which we listen first to understand. National Conversation Project will invite people of all stripes to connect with one another, develop relationships, and revitalize America together.

  • Since 1938, NFWL has served as a forum for elected women from across the country to be empowered through information and experience. We are the oldest organization for elected women in America and the ONLY one that includes women on the city, county and state levels. 

  • NICD supports a congress and executive branch capable of working to solve the big issues facing our country, a media that informs and engages our citizens, and demands civil discourse and a government that works in the best interests of the country as a whole. 

  • The National Institute on Money in Politics promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies and making it freely available at FollowTheMoney.org 

  • New Hampshire Listens is a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Since 2011, they have worked at the local and state level to support civil, public deliberation of complex issues. 

  • Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.

  • The One America Movement’s mission is to build bridges and solve problems. We bring Americans together across racial, religious, political and geographic divides to address pressing social problems – poverty, opioids, racial tension and more. 

  • Open Primaries mission is to advocate for open and nonpartisan primary systems, counter efforts to impose closed primaries, educate voters, train and support spokespeople, and participate in the building of local, state and national open primaries coalitions.

  • We bridge the gap between citizens and government. We build the tools that power lawmaking for modern democracy. Our software, coalition-building and events are designed to change the culture of government. Everything we create is free and open source. 

  • The Participatory Budgeting Project is an organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money. They create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy and make public budgets more equitable and effective. 

  • A nonpartisan public charity providing free professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy.

  • Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. 

  • PA helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive, complex issues and work together to find solutions. Through research and public engagement, we provide the insights, tools and support people need to build common ground and arrive at solutions

  • Purple America’s mission is to highlight the shared values that unite us as Americans. We are creating new forums to share our beliefs, engage young people in meaningful dialogue, and connect all through the discovery and celebration of our shared ideals. 

  • R Street Institute's nonpartisan researchers work with policymakers to reform Congress, and to restructure energy, criminal justice, national security, technology, and financial service policies to make them more efficient and effective. 

  • We’re a New Kind of Website – an informational gateway aimed at helping people who are upset about America today to get engaged in fixing our democracy and making our economy fairer at the local level, where people power still has clout

  • We're nurturing the steady growth of sensible, curious political conversations among the middle ground of politics--without being drowned out by the extremes. These conversations will help us to make better decisions and propel the world forward. 
  • At Renew Democracy Initiative (RDI), we promote intellectual humility and an empathetic approach to disagreeing, debate, and progress for a stronger democracy. Our mission is to renew and advance the values of liberal democracy in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Represent.US is building a non-partisan movement to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America, and end the legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics. Our system should not require people to buy access to their own government. 

  • Stand Up Republic works to defend democracy in America and ensure that the fundamental ideals of liberty, equality and truth remain central to American consciousness.

  • Dedicated to professional development for our nation’s current and future state legislative leaders. Through our Emerging Leaders Program, we offer mentoring to first and second term legislators who have been identified by their peers as future leaders

  • Student PIRGs are independent statewide student organizations that work on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, and homelessness. For nearly 40 years students working with chapters have been making a difference in people's lives and winning concrete changes.

  • SDI helps people to transform conflictual relationships and design change processes around the world. Develops leaders able to transform differences into the strong relationships essential to effective decision-making, democratic governance, and peace.

  • Take Back Our Republic believes that individual participation in the American political system is the best way to preserve and strengthen our liberty. We engage in research, education, and advocacy about returning political power to individuals

  • TechCongress gives talented technologists the opportunity to gain first-­hand experience in federal policymaking and shape the future of tech policy through a one-year Congressional Innovation Fellowship with a Member of Congress or Congressional Committee.

  • The Center for Election Science is dedicated to helping the world use smarter election systems. We do this because the collective decisions we make through voting dramatically impact our day-to-day lives. Smarter collective decisions promise to provide us all with a better quality of life. Learn More

  • The Pluribus Project is building the political power of the many by cultivating an alternative path to electoral victory that incentivizes our elected officials to advance broad public interests, not just those of wealthy elites or partisan extremes. 

  • The Village Square grows vibrant civil discourse across the partisan divide by building relationships across political, cultural, racial and religious divides among citizens inside their community and has expanded to six cities across America.

  • We aim to change the political discourse in this country. We are taking back our democracy and we are giving you back your voice and your vote. We offer a unique platform to engage in public policy-making with experts from nonpartisan organizations and bipartisan coalitions. 

  • The USAFMC utilizes the skill sets of its 600 members to provide pro bono programs and initiatives both at home and abroad. Using the expertise of its membership, FMC has created programs to educate, assist, and support Congress domestically and internationally.

  • Unite America is the only organization in the country building the grassroots community, donor network, and electoral infrastructure to help independent candidates run winning campaigns. 

  • United Citizen Power is uniting citizens in order to build the power needed to reach the promise of our democracy. We build the capacity of ordinary citizens to organize their own communities in order to make government work better for all Americans.

  • Voice Of the People is an organization that seeks to re-anchor our democracy in its founding principles by giving ‘We the People’ a greater role in government. VOP seeks to give the American people a more effective voice in the policymaking process

  • We Do Better is transforming the provision of human needs in the United States by connecting people with the charities and companies delivering better outcomes, and empowering every American to direct their tax dollars to those organizations.

  • Young Invincibles’ mission is to amplify the voices of young adults in the political process and expand economic opportunity for our generation. We value entrepreneurship, young adult leadership, diversity and teamwork.