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18 Nov 2018
The pathology afflicting the country is waning just fast enough

The Pathology Afflicting the Country is Waning Just Fast Enough

The Midterm 2018 Blue Wave proved that the pathology is waning. Unfortunately, the defeat of Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, and Beto O’Rourke makes is clear it is not occurring fast enough.

15 Nov 2018

Make America Kind Again

A photo of this cap made the rounds in cyberspace not long after the 2016 presidential election. “Make America Kind Again” was the plea. The campaign to be “great again” evidently resonated with enough voters in enough states that the Electoral College was tipped against the popular vote. So now we have what we have here in America – I would say: neither greatness nor goodness. A Pandora’s Box of ugliness has been opened in our society. Of course people […]

13 Nov 2018

Fourteen Skills to Survive Holiday Season’s Social and Political Interactions

By Chrystine Julian, Coffee Party USA volunteer 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, […]

22 Oct 2018

Why Bother With Civility: Because It Works!

Wisdom from Coffee Party USA Director Jeanene Louden 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. […]

16 Oct 2018

YOU have been Keeping Us Strong for 10 Years

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. 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 we are still a significant player in our efforts to “reclaim our government […]

29 Sep 2018

National Coffee Day

Vince Lamb (Dr! Lamb) has been involved with Coffee Party USA almost from the beginning. He has served non-stop on the Board of Directors for several years, seeking and vetting appropriate partners for our Coffee Party work; he has served as interim secretary and contributes daily to our popular Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page. He is a science professor and environmentalist and (in his spare time) Vince blogs at his Crazy Eddie’s Motie News blogspot. Vince wrote this […]

08 Apr 2018
Do Unto Others The Golden Rule

Do Unto Others

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.

08 Nov 2017

Very Different People Working Together Toward Common Goals: The Coffee Party Way

Coffee Party USA Board members, Egberto Willies and Charlotte Coyle – at a glance – seem as different as night and day: he is a Humanist and she, a retired Christian minister. He is an extroverted activist while she is a quieter peacemaking advocate. But as they have worked together with Coffee Party values toward Coffee Party goals, their relationship has deepened and demonstrated how people can forge real friendships across differences. Here is a blog Egberto wrote in 2017 […]

09 Sep 2017
Thoughts on MLK from Coffee Party Volunteers

Thoughts on MLK from Coffee Party Volunteers

Some of our Coffee Party USA activists consider what we have learned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (February 2017) (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 […]

07 Dec 2016

Resist the Divide

By Jeanene Louden, Coffee Party USA Director (December 2016) The president elect is calling for American unity as a way forward. Those that did not support him are calling for unity as a way forward. What do we mean by “unity”? What will it take for us to actually be “one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”? If the answer from the little voice inside your head started with the word “they”, there is hope. When you […]