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Americans from across the country and political spectrum are alarmed by the bitter divisions in our country. Just when we think our politics can’t get worse, we find a new bottom.
NICD believes the American people will be our saving grace. We are less divided than we seem and hungry for a constructive approach to politics.
CommonSense American members find solutions wise enough to attract broad, grassroots support beyond the base of one party. Our members are realizing the promise of government that is truly by and for the people.
We’ve attracted more than 20,000 members who reflect the nation both politically and geographically, drawing from all 50 states and DC:
A new online video program that reminds Americans that our commitment to engaging our differences constructively is essential to fulfilling the promise of our nation. The segments are brief, interactive, and feature NICD’s Board members, including Katie Couric, Tom Daschle and Christine Todd Whitman.
Our program to engage communities of faith reaches thousands of churches across the theological and political spectrum in making the call for greater dignity and respect in our politics. Throughout 2020, a year in which Americans will select our next President, congregations will emphasize how we treat others —even those who disagree with us— as an important moral issue.
Next Generation increases bipartisanship in state government while inspiring future congressional leaders. Through our Building Trust through Civil Discourse workshop created by, led by, and tailored for state legislators – we work with elected officials to promote discourse and collaboration in statehouses across the country.
NICD supports research on civility to create a body of knowledge on the history of political and social discourse in America and ways to improve it. Our staff and community of scholars supports academics throughout the country in their research and teaching.