Braver Angels Oregon

Working together in Oregon and SW Washington to depolarize our country

About Us

Braver Angels Oregon is working in our local communities by holding workshops, debates and public presentations designed to bridge the polarizing political divide we experience in our country. These events allow conservatives and liberals to get past the destructive stereotypes so we can have civil conversations about real issues that lead to productive problem-solving.

Since our inception in 2018, we’ve hosted events – in person and online. These events have included Red/Blue Workshops, Skills Workshop, Town Halls and several other public presentations. See our Events calendar for upcoming local events.

Oregon State Coordinators

“Blue” State Coordinator


Open Position – Apply Here

“Red” State Coordinator

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer 503.513.0550

Jeff Spitzer

Contact Oregon State Coordinators


By paying as little as $12 a year to join Braver Angels, you qualify to be a voting member of your local alliance.  Membership also allows you to get involved as a volunteer and help bring change and understanding to your local community.

Even if you choose not to become a member at this time, we encourage you to subscribe to receive notification of our events, as all events are open to the public.  Everyone is welcome to join our programs and workshops, always free of charge.

We also welcome clubs, organizations, churches, etc who are interested in hearing from us, securing a presentation from one of our leaders, or who simply support our mission.

Oregon Statewide Alliance

Blue Co-Chair

Elise Keith

Red Co-Chair

Ben Nanke

Workshops and Debates

All of our events are announced via email. To stay informed of upcoming Oregon events, please subscribe to our email list or consider becoming a member for as little as $12 a year.

To see all events taking place around the nation, please click the button below.

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