Help Bridge the Partisan Divide

Featured Events

Depolarizing Within

SAT NOV 12, 2:00PM-5:00PM ET (Zoom)

Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. Become more aware of your "inner polarizer.” Learn methods for disagreeing without contempt and ridicule.

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Option (members only):
Take 40-minute e-course

Skills for Social Media

On Demand

Social Media posts are often highly polarizing. In this 40-minute e-learning course, you'll learn how to improve the culture of posts and conversations in social media as a constructive alternative to the polarized and judgmental exchanges that dominate the current discourse. This can inspire more productive conversations and even lead to joint action with people of all political leanings.

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(open to all)

Newcomers & New Volunteers

2ND WEDNESDAYS (Zoom) from Sept to June

Learn about how citizens and elected officials from across the political spectrum are coming together to bridge the partisan divide, and how you can help too. Bring your questions and enthusiasm.

7:00PM ET — Part 1: For newcomers & new members interested in learning about Braver Angels and upcoming events. Feel free to stay for Part 2 also.

7:30PM ET — Part 2: For members interested in volunteering, locally or nationally. Feel free to attend Part 1 also to meet and greet newcomers.

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About Us

We bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.

Braver Angels is a national citizens’ movement bringing liberals, conservatives and others together to bridge the partisan divide. Through workshops, debates, and other programming, we endeavor not to find centrist compromise, but to find one another as citizens—to listen and understand each other beyond stereotypes and to reduce the vitriol that poisons our civic culture. Our focus in not on changing people’s views, but on changing people’s views of each other.

Our Newest Initiative

Braver Politics

American politics is broken.

Become part of the solution.

Braver Politics is a national initiative to depolarize our politics and remake our political culture from the ground up in a spirit of trust, citizenship, and good-will. By fostering opportunities for elected officials, candidates, and their staffs to participate in Braver Angels programs with each other and with constituents, develop skills for communicating across difference, and build constructive relationships across partisan divides, Braver Politics will influence our politics at the local, state, and federal level going into the next election cycle and beyond.

On September 8th, 2022, over 125 people came out for the Connecticut Alliance's first Braver Politics event, "Moving Beyond Polarization: Making Politics Work"! If you missed it, you can learn more and view a recording here.

Latest Press


10/12/22

Connecticut Public
Navigating politics at school and at home during 'dangerously divided times'

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10/11/22

Fox61 TV
How to talk politics with family and friends

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9/22/22

Connecticut Post
‘Braver Angels’ could show us all the way to strengthen our American democracy

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9/7/22

WTIC 1080 AM
Braver Angels Connecticut Alliance Co-Chair Chris Clouet featured on “Brian & Company” radio show

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Get Involved

In addition to the events you can attend right now, we're also looking to grow our alliance so we can bring this important work to all of our neighborhoods, towns, and cities. For that, we need you! Check out how to become a member and get involved in volunteering below.


Join Us

Become a member of Braver Angels for as low as $12/year. Enjoy benefits like free eLearning Courses, special events, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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Volunteer

Once you're a member of Braver Angels, you can start volunteering with your local alliance. Whether it’s organizing an event or promoting our efforts, your help is needed to bring red, blues, and others together to talk, listen, and understand. Let us know how you'd like to help!

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Connect With Us

Email Us

Got questions or want to learn more about how to get involved? Email us: ctalliance@braverangels.org



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Subscribe to our local alliance email list to get updates on news and upcoming activities, as well as workshops, skills trainings, and debates sponsored by Braver Angels national and other alliances across the country.

Support Us

Donate

Help us build a house united by making a one-time donation to support the efforts of your local alliance. We welcome donations from members and non-members alike (if you're not a member and would like to join, see "Join Us" above).

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