Coffee Party USA is a grassroots, trans-partisan movement that aims to restore the principles of our republic and the spirit of representative democracy in America. It started on Facebook as a popular fan page in January 2010.
Here in America, we all want what’s best for ourselves, our families, our friends, our communities, and our world. Yet we struggle to come together, even on goals that we share. That’s why we, at Coffee Party USA, are working to create spaces where we can all come together, talk, find common ground, and work towards positive change.
We have long asked our members and supporters to confirm their commitment to the Coffee Party civility pledge, which reads as follows:
As a member or supporter of Coffee Party USA, I pledge to conduct myself in a way that is civil, honest, and respectful toward people with whom I disagree. I value people from different cultures, I value people with different ideas, and I value and cherish the democratic process.
Since 2010, Coffee Party USA has been a volunteer-run national organization with a network of nearly a million people. In the summer of 2021, our board voted for Coffee Party USA to continue our efforts going forward under the umbrella of our partners at the Bridge Alliance Education Fund (BAEF). We have also continued to evolve to face the challenges to civility, and with our partner initiatives at BAEF, we are asking our members and supporters to make a new commitment - to the citizen's pledge. It reads as follows:
I pledge to my nation that I will support every citizen’s right to participate in a transparent and safe election process; to support the peaceful conduct of elections and transfers of power; to treat my fellow citizens with dignity and respect, never with contempt.
We hope you will join us in making this pledge to ourselves and each other.
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