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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
… and I will walk a mile in yours. Imagine the world we could create together when we walk together. This is what we do at Coffee Party USA. Join us.
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 […]
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 […]
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