Our Friends

Friends of Bridge members are monthly giving supporters who enjoy an array of benefits, which were previously exclusive to member organizations of the Bridge Alliance.The new friends program launched in December 2020 and is for people with a passion for sustaining the healthy self-governance movement. 

Rick Raddatz - Colorado

Rick Raddatz is the founder of the Political Harmony Movement which works to heal the political divide by teaching the laws of economics and how those laws necessarily govern all aspects of society.

A.J. Walts - Nebraska

I am inspired by these words from Condoleezza Rice:

“Democracy requires balance in many spheres: between executive, legislative, and judicial authority; between centralized government and regional responsibility; between civilian and military leaders; between individual and group rights; and ultimately between state and society.  In functioning democracies, institutions are invested with protecting that equilibrium.” 


Debilyn Molineaux - Maryland

Debilyn Molineaux co-founded the Bridge Alliance to harness the exponentially growing field of organizations into a “game changing” movement that shifts the underlying dynamics of power, politics, and participation in our country. She works with the staff, board members and other leaders of Bridge Alliance members in advancing the common mission of all 80+ organizations. Debilyn brings a passion to her work that is contagious to all around her.

Morris Effron - Massachusetts

"Democracy is a participatory sport!"

Mark Vermilyea - New York

I've always enjoyed being part of teams solving problems, and working actively as a member and friend of the Bridge Alliance is an ideal way to continue. Our country needs grass-roots communication and tolerance, and our governments and media are failing us in that regard. Looking forward to being part of the solution!

Ted Wetzel - Ohio

Ted Wetzel - The mission of Fighting To Understand is to make seemingly complicated topics into “simply complicated.”  We do this by forming a collaborative cross-section of “everyday” people to fight to understand a topic, in as much complexity as we can muster.  We then present the findings to other everyday people. 

Kathleen Austin - Arizona

  • Remind politicians that their job is to work together for the good of the majority of us

    Americans (bi-partisanship and united problem-solving)

  • Give voice to the majority -- the Independents and Moderates

  • Support each other as fellow Americans


Additional Valued Friends

Patricia Brown - Michigan 
Amanda Kathryn Roman - New Jersey 
David Matarasso - New York 

Org and Foundation Friends