Short, simple interventions can reduce partisan animosity (yay!) … so, what comes next? Here are ninety ideas.

Kristin Hansen • October 18, 2022 • 22 min read

When it comes to reducing Americans’ partisan animosity, anti-democratic attitudes, and tolerance for political violence, what types of interventions work best? And, (how) can the best-performing interventions be scaled and offered to millions of Americans? These were the burning questions that the Strengthening Democracy Challenge team set out to answer when they launched their innovative, […]

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America needs fighters. It also needs bridgers.

Kristin Hansen • February 10, 2021 • 9 min read

In so many arenas of American life, we laud those who demonstrate a “fighting spirit” … our athletes, our business leaders, our movement builders, our politicians.  We have deeply internalized the belief that “some things are just worth fighting for.” That in pursuing a righteous cause, we “shouldn’t go down without a fight.” After all, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Civic Health Project, Democracy Fund Voice, Einhorn Collaborative, and Fetzer Institute Announce “The Red and Blue Carpet Premiere” Livestream Event to Launch The Reunited States Documentary

Kristin Hansen • January 28, 2021 • 7 min read

Civic Health Project, Democracy Fund Voice, Einhorn Collaborative, and the Fetzer Institute, co-sponsors of the documentary film The Reunited States, announced today that they will host the film’s “Red and Blue Carpet Premiere,” a livestream event on Thursday, February 11th, at 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 PM ET. In an effort to reach the widest […]

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Dueling Realities: What Does the 2020 Election Mean for Toxic Partisan Polarization?

Cambria Findley-Grubb • December 15, 2020 • 8 min read

With today’s vote by the Electoral College, Joe Biden has been confirmed as the 46th President of the United States. The past few months of American politics have been controversial, marked by spin battles, disagreement, and hostility. That being said, many pre-election anxieties never came to fruition. As we headed into election week, we heard about […]

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