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25 Jan 2019

Happy 9th Birthday, Coffee Party USA!

Vince Lamb, Coffee Party USA Board of Directors, celebrates our Coffee Party birthday on National Irish Coffee Day. This fun blog has birthday music and a great Irish Coffee recipe. Enjoy! A year ago today, I wished my readers Happy Irish Coffee Day and Happy Birthday to Coffee Party USA!  Today, I am reversing the order and wishing Coffee Party USA an early happy 9th birthday.  I begin the celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the nonprofit for […]

25 Jan 2019

Heather begins 2019 as our new Coffee Party President

Heather Prabish began her term as our Coffee Party USA president in January. Here, in her first blog, she tells her story about juggling her life and learning how to keep her balance. Not only is Heather a Coffee Party volunteer, she is also a mom, a wife, a recent college graduate and career woman. The new year allows us to reflect on the year that was and opens a new year with potential for change. January is a month […]

23 Jan 2019

How Civility Can Help Solve the Shut Down

Coffee Party USA Board Member, Vince Lamb, blogs at his Crazy Eddie’s Motie News website. In January 2019, he shared this video about a joint effort between the National Institute for Civil Discourse and CBS News promoting civility as part of a solution to the ongoing government shut down. He reflects on how this effort dovetails perfectly with our work at the Coffee Party. Watch the video with us and share your thoughts in the comment section. National Institute for […]

21 Jan 2019

How our Contempt and Self-righteousness Keep Feeding our Toxic Politics

Debilyn Molineaux is a transformation partner and Director Emerita of Coffee Party USA. She works with visionaries and movements in support of a new national and global social contract focused on personal dignity and sovereignty. Here is an essay from 2017 that tells her own story of transformation and offers wisdom about how to deal with difficult relationships in healthy ways.   Like many people, I grew up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic adult. I was in a constant […]

01 Jan 2019

Conservative Bill Kristol: Working to save the Republican Party from Trump (VIDEO)

Bill Kristol did not mince his words as he went hard at his party with the intent to pull it away from Donald Trump’s grip.

23 Dec 2018

Volunteers Get More than They Give

Longtime volunteer and Board Member, Jeanene Louden, says “Coffee Party saved my life.” If you feel like today’s political climate is sucking the life out of you, you will want to read her story.   I’ve often said Coffee Party saved my life. In 2010, the vitriol of the day inspired me to ‘joust for justice’ on social media. Some of the rhetoric was so mean and so inaccurate I felt a need to respond. I see now I was […]

15 Dec 2018

The A-B-C’s of Civility

We talk a lot about civility here at Coffee Party USA. And we get a lot of push back. Coffee Party and several of our partners work hard to demonstrate and facilitate respectful engagement in this divisive political and cultural climate. We have our work cut out for us because across the spectrum, from left to right, an awful lot of people just do not want to be civil; I think too many people just want to win. We are […]

14 Dec 2018

Director Egberto Willies demonstrates the Coffee Party Way

Coffee Party Director, author and activist, Egberto Willies, spends much of his time engaging people from across the political spectrum. Here is a delightful story about how acquaintances grew into real friends as they dared honest and open dialogue across their differences.  My hope for a real humane egalitarian society rests with millennials and Gen Zs

07 Dec 2018
07 Dec 2018

Make America Great — Again? Or for the First Time?

I cry every time I watch the six minute opening scene from The Newsroom, an HBO series from 2012. Yes, it’s well produced, written and acted. But that’s not why I cry.  I cry because the words spoken call to the longing in my heart of what I want our country to be. Of what I thought our country was as I grew up. It echoes my belief before I learned that the America referenced was a myth — that some […]