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Help us shape a new initiative – the “Don’t be a Jerk” pledge – Online

10/11/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

State/Region: WA

Local Focus: Washington State Focus

One of our volunteers proposed a new idea for Braver Angels, and Washington State is testing it out. The idea is: Let’s take a new pledge – the “Don’t be a Jerk” pledge.

Taking the pledge means that you pledge to have respectful conversations, to avoid stereotyping and exaggeration. That’s kind of standard Braver Angels lingo, but when you summarize it as a pledge saying, “Don’t be a jerk” that’s when we sensed that the pledge may not land as intended. That’s where we need your help.

We are hosting this focus group meeting to talk about this idea. We hope that the reactions and inputs that will come out from this moderated discussion will help us shape the idea for the better.

We will ask questions like
– What was your first impression when you heard about the ‘Don’t be a Jerk” pledge?
– Would a different name for the pledge be more effective or less effective?
– Should Braver Angels suggest taking any kind of pledge?

We are keeping the size limited to 20 attendees, so please register now if you want to be a part of this focus group.

Click here to sign up now!


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Dan Scavezze



Braver Angels Support