Coffee Party USA is one of many affinity groups that emerged from the political cauldron we called 2010. A January 26 Facebook post went viral and by Valentines’ Day a movement was brewing (pun intended).
Our name implies that if Americans sat down and had a cup of coffee in a cafe or at a living room coffee table, we would find a spark of common ground.
Finding how we are alike (rather than focusing on our differences) requires the generosity of spirit to listen and speak with respect – be civil.
“Civility Unity Integrity”
The trend to emotionalize political conversation began in 2010 and continues today. Our membership, as well as many supporters and followers, have pledged to keep those conversations kind.
As a member or supporter of the Coffee Party, 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 different ideas, and I value and cherish the democratic process.
This pledge is as important now as it was in 2010. The other essential piece is data – good data – so our ability to reason has a chance to emerge from the chaos of emotions that define politics, then and now. This drives us to seek and vet the massive amounts of information (and misinformation) available today. This drives us to the cafes and living rooms, to social media and blogs to have a cup of coffee and talk about what we have found.
$9 for Nine Years!
Say happy birthday with a donation of $9 for nine years here. Put $9.00 in the “Other” box. And, as always, please consider celebrating with us by joining as a member becoming a national volunteer, or starting a local community group in your area.
Jeanene Louden is a long time activist, Coffee Party volunteer and Board member.
Coffee Party USA
You can donate HERE at our website.
Coffee Party USA · PO Box 866, Corvallis, OR 97339-0866, United States
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