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Braver Network

One organization can’t change the country. A movement can.
Join us in building a movement for civic renewal.

Mission 

Braver Network is a network of organizations from across the political spectrum and representing many different goals. 

The mission of Braver Network is to bring organizations together to bridge the partisan divide. Our goal is to help grow and spread a civic renewal movement. 

Vision 

Our vision is of a civic renewal movement in which all people are treated with dignity and no one is silenced. We strive for better conflict, an accurate understanding of differences, and common ground. Just as littering on roads became unacceptable, toxic political engagement will become unacceptable in everyday life.

What kind of organizations are in Braver Network? 

Organizations in Braver Network have different leanings: conservative to liberal to centrist to off-the-beaten-path. Some of us are nonpartisan, and many of us have goals completely separate from politics: like congregations, companies, civic groups, cafes, and colleges (to name a few). 

Some of us are big and national, and some of us are local and small. Some of us are focused on bridge-building, and many of us are advocating for specific issues or serving local communities. 

The one thing that brings us together? We see America torn apart by polarization—and we believe we can do better as Americans.  We want our organizations to be part of the solution. 

We work together because no one organization alone can change the country. But a movement can. 

Check out the First Principles of a Civic Renewal Movement, ratified by delegates at the 2023 Braver Angels Convention.

How We Can Work Together

Braver Network is 100% free to join. There are no required meetings. The only requirements are that you designate someone from your team to serve as a representative to the network and that you list your organization as part of the growing network below. The rest is up to you.  

You set the course of our work together. You can…

Join the Network, and help our country to bridge the partisan divide!

Are you an individual looking for volunteer opportunities to help Braver Network?

Sign up to be a Braver Network State Rep!

Braver Network Testimonials

Meet the Braver Network

BridgeUSA

Honorary Co-Chair

StoryCorps

Honorary Co-Chair

Braver Network Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Designate someone who’ll be responsible to be your organization’s liaison with Braver Network.

The liaison is the person within your organization who connects your members to Braver Network. They support the mission of bringing Americans together to understand our differences and seek common ground, and become a member of Braver Angels. They’ll receive digital newsletters outlining upcoming opportunities and, after the Braver Angels 2023 Convention, may be invited to attend periodic, one-hour, online gatherings to share information and discuss key topics.

For anyone joining Braver Angels, we ask you (if you’re agreeable) to indicate to us your overall political leaning.  For Braver Network, we want a group of liaisons that’s politically balanced, with about half leaning red and about half leaning blue. Political balance is vital to our mission.

Yes.  There are opportunities for work tailored to your organization’s needs.

Working with other groups to build a national movement for civic renewal advances Braver Angels’ mission.

Participation is entirely voluntary and can be ended at any time.

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