We are currently either executing or planning, as indicated, the following initial programs. All of these fall within our targeted avenues of awareness, education or advocacy.

If you have an interest in participating in any of these programs please reach out to us.

(For ease of reference we assign descriptive names to each.)

Program 1 — “LISTEN”: Pro-actively engage with opposing viewpoints in somewhat controlled settings across multiple media types with the objectives to:

  • Primarily: understand rationales supporting alternate viewpoints.
  • Learn communication styles used in these types of conversations and their associated characteristics
  • Test various methods of promoting productive exchange of ideas, including media-related differences (eg. written, audio, video, in-person)

Status: ACTIVE: Launched May, 2021. See updates here.

Program 2 — “INFLUENCE”: Test candidate social media methods of influencing attitudes toward collaboration, using A/B testing to measure efficacy.

Status: ACTIVE: Launched April, 2022 and currently in very early phases. See updates here.

Program 3 — “LINKAGE”: Sponsor university research attempting to document if a linkage exists between (a) improved attitudes toward collaboration and (b) improved outcomes on joint tasks.

Status: Intend to begin development 2022

Program 4 — “collaboRATING”: Launch a system for rating elected representatives on the spectrum of demonstrated behavior at collaborating across parties to get things done.

Status: Intend to begin development Summer, 2022

Media programs: We have several concepts around media initiatives aimed at scalably exposing broad audiences to others’ perspectives, to improve awareness around issues of open-mindedness, tolerance and collaboration.

Status: All media programs are in early phases of consideration.

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About This Site

Divisive partisanship is preventing us from accomplishing “jack.”

Americans’ propensity to quickly leap to negative prejudgements of ideological opponents poisons our ability to interact with the teammates we need to advance our personal and national goals.

We’re going to fix that.

Thoughts from across the aisle...

“It is not appeasement to understand.”

— Kathleen R. McNamara, professor, Georgetown U., researcher on polarization

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