By Chrystine Julian When checking out the Coffee Party USA one of the first things you will encounter is their Civility Pledge. It is a foundation of who they are, what they do and how they do it. It states: “As a member or supporter of the Coffee Party USA, I pledge to conduct myself in a way that is civil, honest, and respectful toward people with whom I disagree. I value people from different cultures, I value people with […]
I have learned that how we say what we say determines whether or not we are heard. I can’t tell you how many times someone has kicked off a “conversation” by mocking, criticizing or demeaning me. When it happens, that little voice inside my head is screaming what I should say back so loud I cannot hear anything else. I certainly can’t hear what it is they actually want me to know. Sound familiar? The irony is that NOT calling […]
Coffee Party USA is looking for passionate people from all America’s diverse communities who want to work together across our differences to reclaim our government for the people. Our October Membership Drive invites you to join us in this vital effort. Ten years ago, Coffee Party was one of the few organizations working against the ways money corrupts our politics and working for non-partisan/trans-partisan citizen involvement. Coffee Party has changed over these ten years but our track record shows that […]
Coffee Party Members endured a rainstorm, a sleet storm, a hail storm, and a snowstorm all in the period of a few hours.
(From Victoria) Of all the words of wisdom left behind by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the ones that struck a deep and resonating chord with me were those in the passage in which he used the words “flotsam and jetsam.” With “flotsam” being the wreckage of a ship or its cargo drifting on the sea or washed ashore, worthless things, and making the association to unemployed people … and with “jetsam” being that part of the cargo thrown overboard […]
So why has the human race never really figured out how to live by this rule of life? Maybe because throughout history most people just flat don’t agree with it.