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Our Members - Bridging Ideological Divides

33 Total Orgs (members by category)

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. These members work to bring people together from across partisan and ideological divides to find common ground and build understanding.

  • 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 Conservation Coalition is changing the narrative on environmental discussions through promoting a mix of free-market, pro-business, and limited-government environmentalism in legislatures, college campuses, the political arena, and beyond. 

  • 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

  • For those willing to take individual action to improve their community, American Public Square offers the opportunity to return to the notion of a true “public square”—where neighbors, colleagues and friends can personally engage in thoughtful, fact-based dialogue about controversial and potentially polarizing issues facing our society.

  • Braver Angels is a 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. 

  • 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

  • In order to create a more caring and cooperative world, Care Lab is building a resilient, bipartisan core of leaders on Capitol Hill and beyond. Using the science of care, belonging, conflict management, and de-polarization, we create safe spaces for difficult conversations across party, class, race, and gender lines. 

  • Civic Genius 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.

  • Civic Health Project is dedicated to reducing affective polarization and creating healthier civil discourse in our citizenry, politics, and media. We promote research and interventions that target affective polarization’s causes and identify promising remedies.

  • Civic Spirit partners with faith communities representing complex demographic and political diversity to create a collaborative network and build civic education for the 21st century, while preparing students for the responsibilities of citizenship.

  • We’re on a mission to equip and inspire one civil conversation at a time. Civil Squared hosts events that get un-likeminded people talking to one another. We also offer original and curated content via our podcast, weekly newsletter, and website. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • The Interactivity Foundation works to engage citizens in the exploration and development of divergent possibilities for public policy through small group discussions.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • Mormon Women for Ethical Government's mission is to inspire women of faith to be ambassadors of peace who transcend partisanship and courageously advocate for ethical government.

  • 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.

  • 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 NFRPP (Network for Responsible Public Policy) is committed to mitigating polarization, fostering civil discussion, and dialogue and motivating engagement on behalf of democracy. Our mission is simple:  To Foster a Vibrant Democracy.

  • Renew America Together is a 501 (c)(3) organization designed to promote and achieve greater common ground in America by reducing partisan division and gridlock. Our mission is to revitalize public and political discourse by teaching and promoting civics, citizenship and civility.

  • The Sphere Education Initiative is a project of the Cato Institute and empowers grade 5-12 educators and administrators to restore a spirit of civil, fact-based, constructive, and respectful discourse and engagement as the vehicles for discussion and debate. This is done through educational programming and professional development opportunities.

  • The Factual helps people get unbiased news on critical topics via a daily email newsletter, app, and website. The Factual uses a transparent ratings system to find the most informative and objective stories from hundreds of sources across the political spectrum. The highest scoring stories are summarized and people engage in a discussion forum that highlights quality rather than popularity.

  • A bipartisan team of news junkies, The Flip Side curates the best op-eds and analyses from liberal and conservative media in a 5-minute digest each morning. It’s hard to convince liberals to watch Fox or conservatives to watch MSNBC. But if everyone takes 5 minutes a day to read The Flip Side, we’ll have a starting point when talking to our friends and neighbors.

  • The Ministerium is a new diverse group of Indiana clergy who are concerned about fairness. We work together to bring about social justice for those marginalized and in need of help and hope.

  • 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.

  • Unify America aims to replace politics with problem-solving by bringing together 10,000 Americans, from all walks of life, to find and implement a shared and ambitious solution, by consensus, to an intractable national problem by July 4, 2026.

  • Urban Rural Action brings together Americans across geographic, political, racial, and other divides to build relationships, strengthen collaboration skills, explore different perspectives on issues, and work together to address challenges that impact all communities.

  • Values-in-Action Foundation empowers students and adults to build communities of kindness, caring and respect through programs that teach, promote, and provide skills and tools to enable individuals to make positive, values-based decisions every day.

  • The Young Americans Coalition for Unity (YACU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging youth in politics and promoting unity and bipartisanship. As the US's only youth-led nonpartisan & bipartisan organization focused on this unique combined mission of youth and unity, the YACU seeks to give everyone -- no matter their party, ideology, or background -- a chance to share their political beliefs, get involved, and find common ground.