By Andrea Y. Henderson, St. Louis Public Radio
After the 2016 presidential election, David Blankenhorn, president of the national organization Braver Angels, wanted to bring voters together to try to find common ground despite their political differences.
Blankenhorn gathered 10 Democratic Party voters and 10 Republican Party voters in South Lebanon, Ohio, to discuss the election and explore how to rebuild a civil society. This groundwork led Blankenhorn to founding his organization.
The group has hosted over 400 community events in the past three years, and will host a three-day convention beginning Thursday at Washington University to tear down political stereotyping and conversation barriers among voters.