Braver Angels

Fed up with today's politics?
There is a better way.

We are doing something about it. Will you join us?

Braver Angels is leading the nation’s largest cross-partisan, volunteer-led movement to bridge the partisan divide for the good of our democratic republic. As we head into the election, we’re bringing together “We the People” to find a hopeful alternative to toxic politics. The American Hope campaign is equipping Americans across the political spectrum to work together and demand the same of politicians from both parties.

Fed up with today's politics?
There IS a better way.

We are doing something about it. Will you join us?

Braver Angels is leading the nation’s largest cross-partisan, volunteer-led movement to bridge the partisan divide for the good of our democratic republic. As we head into the election, we’re bringing together “We the People” to find a hopeful alternative to toxic politics. The American Hope campaign is equipping Americans across the political spectrum to work together and demand the same of politicians from both parties.

Fed up with today's politics?
There IS a better way.

We are doing something about it. Will you join us?

Braver Angels is leading the nation’s largest cross-partisan, volunteer-led movement to bridge the partisan divide for the good of our democratic republic. As we head into the election, we’re bringing together “We the People” to find a hopeful alternative to toxic politics. The American Hope campaign is equipping Americans across the political spectrum to work together and demand the same of politicians from both parties.

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"We’ve got to figure out a way out of this mess, and that’s what Braver Angels offers. We all need tools in our toolbox for good conversations. That’s why I’m here. It’s time for something different."

– Erica M. (Blue), California

"As a conservative voter, I came to Braver Angels broken-hearted and deeply disillusioned by the hurtful division I was personally experiencing. I have found in Braver Angels a safe 'political home' for authentic, civil and curious discussions."

– Rita C. (Red), Arkansas

"As a defense professional, I believe our political division is our greatest threat. Our enemies use it against us, and it keeps us from solving the challenges our nation faces today. Braver Angels restores trust amongst our citizens and protects our security."

– Tedman G. (Red), Overseas

"I'm addicted to the nuance, the layered perspectives, the fresh ways into otherwise draining issues. And how even within my politically divided family, we're finding more and more to learn."

– Mónica G. (Blue), Washington

"Braver Angels allows me to speak my mind without fear that my perspective will be mischaracterized or demonized."

– Travis T. (Red), New Hampshire

Highlights

Is a hopeful alternative to toxic politics possible?

Yes. But here in America, lasting change comes only from “We, the People.”

That’s why our American Hope campaign is equipping thousands of Americans to work together across our divides and demand the same of politicians from both parties.

In a time when so many despair, we are creating hope.

Conservatives and liberals agree on how to restore trust in our elections, according to our newly released report.

A Braver Way is back for a second season, with more real-life stories to help you face this election year without losing heart.

Every episode we’ll introduce you to people from across the political spectrum who are taking the toxicity out of our politics, not by watering down their convictions, but by letting them clash and come into conversation for the good of our American experiment.

How do they do it? How can YOU do it? Tune in to find out.

  • Episode Guide
  • The work of Braver Angels starts with bringing Reds and Blues together to take action and build community at the grassroots level.

    Meet people in your area from across the political spectrum who are committed to listening to and working alongside those with whom they disagree. Alliances host community debates, group discussions, social events, and more.

    Through Deliberative Town Halls, Common Ground Workshops, and the work of Braver Politics, alliances can engage local citizens and elected officials to make a difference in their community.

    Highlights

    Is a hopeful alternative to toxic politics possible?

    Yes. But here in America, lasting change comes only from “We, the People.”

    That’s why our American Hope campaign is equipping thousands of Americans to work together across our divides and demand the same of politicians from both parties.

    In a time when so many despair, we are creating hope.

    Conservatives and liberals agree on how to restore trust in our elections, according to our newly released report.

    A Braver Way wrapped its first season in January and will be releasing season two this summer.

    In the meantime, check out the season one episodes where host Mónica Guzmán discusses everything from how to navigate families divided by politics to a path forward for those who disagreed about COVID-19 policies.

    The work of Braver Angels starts with bringing Reds and Blues together to take action and build community at the grassroots level.

    Meet people in your area from across the political spectrum who are committed to listening to and working alongside those with whom they disagree. Alliances host community debates, group discussions, social events, and more.

    Through Deliberative Town Halls, Common Ground Workshops, and the work of Braver Politics, alliances can engage local citizens and elected officials to make a difference in their community.

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    Fighting Over Politics is Tearing Us Apart
    The % of Americans who “Always/Often” feel _____ when thinking about politics these days.

    When all voices are heard, civic renewal grows.

    Citizenship is the common thread that connects all Americans. We are a nation bound not by race or religion, but by the shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality. When Reds, Blues and Others work together, the entire country benefits. Our movement is the guiding force that's helping Americans work together again.
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    Building Confidence to Work Together

    Below are responses from those surveyed after attending our signature Red/Blue Workshop.

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    86% Feel They Better
    Understand the Other Side

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    71% Feel Better Understood by the Other Side
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    81% Feel Better Prepared to Apply the Skills
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    How to Get Involved

    1. Learn About
    the Movement

    To get started, learn about the guiding principles we use to take proven steps towards depolarization.

    2. Build a New
    Set of Skills

    Our workshops and debates give our members an opportunity to apply the methods we teach.

    3. Volunteer
    & Take Action

    There are a variety of ways to get involved, from moderating workshops to chairing a new local alliance.

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    Red-Blue Balance at Work on Our Website

    At Braver Angels, we require Red-Blue balance at all levels of leadership. In the summer of 2023 we formed a website committee tasked with redesigning our website; 4 Reds, 4 Blues and 2 Others. Over the next year, you'll see some changes as we roll out new webpages based on expertise from our team and feedback from our members.

    The balance of Red, Blue and Other on our website team has been paramount to the success of this project. Through full, free and fearless discussions we revealed important insights, leading to a stronger end result.

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