Strengthening our Democracy through mutual respect, understanding, and action.

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"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. " 

Abraham Lincoln, 1861

Better Angels Central Texas

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Mission: Depolarize America

Better Angels is a national citizens’ movement to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes, forming red/blue community alliances, teaching practical skills for communicating across political differences, and making a strong public argument for depolarization.

We unite red and blue Americans in a working alliance to Depolarize America. Instead of asking people to change their minds about key issues, we give all Americans a chance to better understand each other, to absorb the values and experiences that inform our political philosophies, and to ultimately recognize our common humanity.

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Better Angels is a citizens’ organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America.

  • We try to understand the other side’s point of view, even if we don’t agree with it
  • We engage those we disagree with, looking for common ground and ways to work together
  • We support principles that bring us together rather than divide us

One-on-one Conversations

Better Angels Conversations

One-On-One Conversations

An opportunity to talk with someone outside of your own political group about what you each believe and want for the country. This is a self-directed, non-facilitated conversation following a detailed structure.


Better Angels will pair you up to either start your conversation through letters, face-to-face (or video), or a combination of both.

Better Angels Letters

Letters

If a face-to-face or video conversation feels uncomfortable to start, you can begin your conversation through letters (via e-mail or hand-written if you prefer). Better Angels pairs you with a person of a different ideology to start a conversation on what you both believe and want for the country. 

Better Angels One-On-One Conversations

Face-to-face Conversation

If you want to jump right into a face-to-face or video conversation,  or move on to a more direct conversation after a letter exchange, Better Angels will match you with someone ideologically different for an in-person or video meeting or facilitate the move from letters to a face-to-face introduction.


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