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The Transpartisan Journey

Posted by Mark Gerzon on February 17, 2015

It was a typical transpartisan moment.

“Mark, I’d like to introduce you next week to Mr. X,” said my colleague. She was organizing a meeting with some ad agency executives to help us develop a brand and p.r. strategy for the transpartisan movement.“Great,” I replied. “Mr. X does fantastic work!”“But there’s one problem: he’s worked a lot with Al Gore on the climate change issue. Is that okay?”

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Battling Polarization in Politics: Why Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Ralph Nader and the Tea Party Are Working Together

Posted by William Shireman on October 24, 2014

In the San Francisco Bay Area, where trans-everything is popular, a new political movement is taking form: transpartisanship.

From Van Jones, Ralph Nader, and Joan Blades on the left, to Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist and George Shultz on the right, advocates from both sides of the political divide are gathering in the bay area, exploring ways to combine forces and break the polarization and demonization that gridlocks the political process.

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Faith in Citizens

Posted by Joan Blades on October 13, 2013

September 20th I was invited to share the Living Room Conversations story at the Religions of the Earth Conference in NY preceding the climate march. I was thrilled because faith leaders are natural champions for respectful open-hearted civil engagement. These leaders were gathered to lift up the role of moral leadership in conserving nature for future generations.

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