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 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.
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 - 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.
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
Be UNITED NOT DIVDED
Patricia Brown - Michigan
Amanda Kathryn Roman - New Jersey
David Matarasso - New York