What We do

We Bring Reds, Blues and Others Together
To Talk, Listen, and Understand

Who We Are

Launched in 2016, Braver Angels is a national citizens’ movement to bring liberals, conservatives and others together at the grassroots level — not to find centrist compromise, but to find one another as citizens. Through workshops, debates, campus engagement, and more, Braver Angels helps Americans understand each other beyond stereotypes, form community alliances, and reduce the vitriol that poisons our civic culture.


Tired of the same old partisan talking points? Sign up for a Braver Angels debate to listen, learn, and make your voice heard.


Braver Angels Alliances are local groups of red, blue and other members who meet regularly to organize, socialize, and grow our movement.

Skills Trainings

  • Skills for Bridging the Divide workshops help you through difficult political conversations with people in your life. Learn how to talk across the divide in a constructive, empathetic way.
  • Depolarizing Within workshops teach participants to look within and develop strategies for engaging politics without demonizing, and how to constructively intervene in social conversations with like-minded peers.
  • Families and Politics workshops show participants how to talk about politics with their loved ones in a way that brings us closer together — not farther apart.
  • Skills for Social Media e-Course shows participants how to share and discuss political viewpoints without contributing to polarization.


  • Red-Blue workshops bring together a small, evenly divided group of conservatives and liberals, or “reds” and “blues,” for a series of exercises designed to help participants clarify disagreements, reduce stereotyped thinking, and discover common values.
  • Common Ground workshops allow participants from Red-Blue workshops to dig deeper into specific issues, recognizing that there is often more that unites us than divides us. 
  • Race Conversations enable participants to talk about race in an inquisitive, non-judgmental way. 

Corporate Offerings

Learn about the many ways your business or organization can benefit through partnering with Braver Angels.

College Debates Program

Our partnership with ACTA and BridgeUSA provides a vivid experience of civil debates and discourse for students across the nation.

1:1 Conversations

1:1's enable you to talk directly with someone with a different perspective. We offer a detailed guide so you can stay on track and learn from one another. 


Head to the Braver Angels library to check out member recommended books, resources, and find upcoming book discussions

Film Club

Each month we discuss a film related to Braver Angels interests and themes.

Red/Blue Pairs

See the stories of friendships that have emerged across the political divide through Braver Angels.

Spread the word about Braver Angels with social media frames, Zoom backgrounds, and even cool merch!

Become a Braver Angel

Support Braver Angels

Our spring campaign is underway! Help our national citizens' movement bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.
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