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17 May 2020
The 2019 Golden Coffee Cups Movie Nominees

Coffee Party USA announces the 2019 Golden Coffee Cups movie nominees

The members and volunteers of Coffee Party USA have voted on the best of the shortlist for the 2019 Coffee Party Entertainment Awards for movies, also known as the Golden Coffee Cups, so it’s time to announce the nominees for the third annual edition of these honors. Eight feature films from 2019 earned nominations. In descending order by number of nominations, they are “Bombshell” with six, “The Two Popes” with five, “Harriet” with three, “The Report” with two, and “1917,” […]

11 Apr 2020
Dear Neighbors

Hello Neighbors! #WeavingCommunity during a pandemic

Debilyn is new to her DC suburb apartment building, having moved from Oregon in January. After a week of self segregation, she realized she didn’t really know her neighbors. She decided to send a letter (below).  “I’ve already met two of my neighbors in just 10 minutes, by leaving the note and knocking on the door, then stepping back six feet!” Perhaps Debilyn’s idea can work for you. Hello Neighbors, Given that we will be in close quarters for the […]

05 Apr 2020
The 2019 Golden Coffee Cup Movie Shortlists

Coffee Party USA invites you to watch these political movies while staying safe at home

Hey, all of you binge-watching your guilty pleasure shows while staying safe at home! That includes all of you watching “Tiger King” — you know who you are! On behalf of Coffee Party USA, I have a suggestion to make your time in front of the big-screen TV in the living room, the slightly smaller screen in the bedroom, or even holding your tablet or smartphone work to help your appreciation of politics and government in film and then apply […]

25 Jan 2020

Celebrate 10 years of Coffee Party USA

Ten years ago today, a growing divide became apparent among the body politic.  While our country was framed with a vision of governance by a diverse group of people, and with a distrust of power blocs and factionalism – the symptoms of a system afflicted with partisanship were clear.  Started in living rooms and coffee shops and online spaces, Coffee Party USA provided an alternative to those disenfranchised by the Party wars. Ten years later, our work is more vital […]

25 Jan 2020
Donate $10.00 for 10 years of Coffee Party USA!

Celebrate Coffee Party USA’s 10th birthday by giving a gift of $10.00

An early Happy Birthday to Coffee Party USA on Irish Coffee Day! I begin the celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the nonprofit for which I’m a director with Broken Peach singing Happy Birthday.  Happy Birthday! If it’s a birthday, then there must be presents! I am asking my readers give a gift to Coffee Party USA by making a donation of $10.00 (or more) to match either my monthly dues of $10.00 that I paid three […]

02 Dec 2019
Donate to Coffee Party USA on Giving Tuesday

Show your support for democracy by donating $10 for 10 years of Coffee Party USA on Giving Tuesday

Happy Giving Tuesday! National Day of Giving encourages giving back. It takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. … Quite simply, take advantage of all the holiday deals to add to your charitable giving. Combined with your family, friends, local and national organizations and through the power of social media, Day of Giving can become a tradition worth passing on. My tradition for the day, which I began On Giving Tuesday 2017 and continued last year, is to donate to my […]

24 Nov 2019

Democracy is Hard

Democracy is hard. In the words of Michael Douglas, who plays President Andrew Shepherd in the 1995 movie The American President, “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, ‘You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at […]

23 Nov 2019

An Open Letter To Congress

As I watch the circus unfold in Washington, I felt compelled to write to my two Senators and my Representative in Congress. It’s time they cease drawing lines and see beyond the immediate peer-pressure of their own caucus. I offer these words to any who agree and feel so inspired to similarly write to their representatives. After the full text, a link is provided to a Google Doc with a template which can be saved and modified. Only by speaking […]

10 Nov 2019

Want to Get Together For Coffee?

Coffee Party USA was founded on the idea of getting people together over a cup of coffee and simply talking with each other.  We know that we have far more in common than we have in difference. And for the most part, we also know that most people are all decent human beings.  Yes, there are the murders and cheaters out there. They do exist. But even the most despicable among us deserve kindness. Before you argue who is deserving […]

23 Oct 2019

Facts and Views – Served With Humility

I recently had a conversation with my friend, a young woman who feels strongly about people needing to reduce their air travel in order to slow down climate change.