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25 Feb 2019

It’s About Dignity, Stupid!

First, let me apologize. I don’t really think you are stupid. I was competing for your attention with an oxymoron. And also to demonstrate how easy it is to get attention by using denigrating language. Something titled “Dignity Is the Answer” would not interest as many people. Yet I know the world would be improved if dignity were our basis for living. When dignity is present, all things are possible. Dignity is the right of a person to be valued […]

09 Feb 2019

Volunteer Spotlight – Jeanne Bear

Jeanne Bear is the subject of our volunteer spotlight for February 2019.  Jeanne joined us as a member back in 2011, and then began volunteering for us two years ago in several of our work groups.  Jeanne volunteers in Public Relations and National Community Organizers. She has also volunteered in Strategic Implementation.  Jeanne lives Portland, Oregon and is a retired technical writer for Hewlett-Packard. Jeanne was involved in the Coffee Party locally back in 2011 and would meet with others […]

02 Feb 2019
26 Jan 2019

2010-2019: Happy Birthday Coffee Party USA!

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 […]

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.

25 Dec 2018

Walk a Mile in My Shoes …

… 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.