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Building Bridges for Our Nation’s Future


Featured Speakers: ( on photo to learn more)

Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson
Jacqueline Salit
Jacqueline Salit
Stephen Dinan
Stephen Dinan
Eric Liu
Eric Liu
Joan Blades
Joan Blades
Shariff Abdullah
Shariff Abdullah
Mark Gerzon
Mark Gerzon
Sister Jenna
Sister Jenna
Grandmother Mona Polacca
Grandmother Mona Polacca
John Robbins
John Robbins
Deborah L. Devedjian
Deborah L. Devedjian
Grover Norquist
Grover Norquist
Kristen Cambell
Kristen Cambell
Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Rodney Ferguson
Rodney Ferguson
Allan Katz
Allan Katz
John Pudner
John Pudner
Marilyn Turkovich
Marilyn Turkovich
Michael Ostrolenk
Michael Ostrolenk
Chris Gates
Chris Gates
Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer
Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer
Debilyn Molineaux
Debilyn Molineaux
Reinette Senum
Reinette Senum
Patrick Kearney
Patrick Kearney
Robert Fersh
Robert Fersh
Robin Teater
Robin Teater
Bill Shireman
Bill Shireman
Richard Lang
Richard Lang
Diane Musho Hamilton
Diane Musho Hamilton
Jacob Hess
Jacob Hess
Steve McIntosh
Steve McIntosh
Liz Joyner
Liz Joyner
Erik Fogg
Erik Fogg
Josh Lerner
Josh Lerner
Diane Randall
Diane Randall
David Bornstein
David Bornstein
Steve Bhaerman
Steve Bhaerman
Courtlyn Carpenter
Courtlyn Carpenter
John Gable
John Gable
Joshua Silver
Joshua Silver
Jim Turner
Jim Turner
Sally Prouty
Sally Prouty
Nick Penniman
Nick Penniman
Matt Kibbe
Matt Kibbe
Steven Kull
Steven Kull
Corinne McLaughlin
Corinne McLaughlin
Elisa Batista
Elisa Batista
Tyrone Reitman
Tyrone Reitman
Stuart Muszynski
Stuart Muszynski
Lisa Goldman Forgang
Lisa Goldman Forgang
Andre Delattre
Andre Delattre
Jared Thomas
Jared Thomas

With Hosts:

Amanda Kathryn Roman,
CTG Associates
John Steiner,
Mediators Foundation

Are you concerned about our nation’s current political climate? Discouraged that infighting and bitter partisanship are affecting our ability to move forward?

In America, we appear to be more divided than at any other time in recent history ... and the need for us to come together has never been greater, not just for our own sake but for the good of the world.

The path toward common ground can seem daunting at times — listening to opposing views, searching for mutual understanding and collaborating across party lines toward real solutions. However, there are MANY inspiring, passionate Americans dedicated to reforming our democratic system based on these exact principles.

Citizens just like YOU are working in unison to innovate bold solutions that transcend partisan politics and create platforms where everyone’s voice can be heard and everyone’s vote counts.

And you’re invited to take your place among these brave Americans and help actualize the full power of democracy.

The American Citizens Summit series can help you discover the course toward more positive politics. Many innovative leaders share how to build bridges across divides and implement effective solutions for co-creating our communities and our country.

Discover opportunities to bring about the change you believe is possible, ways to navigate political conversations without polarization, and alternatives that build momentum toward a brighter future for us all.

Join respected political leaders, grassroots visionaries, business pioneers, change agents and advocates — leaders who are committed to putting democratic principles before politics-as-usual — for this unprecedented series.

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Strength In Diversity

America was built on the ideals of liberty, equality, individualism, unity AND diversity.

E Pluribus Unum is our national motto and it is time for us to remember the “oneness” at the core of that motto and at the heart of “a more perfect union.”

The first-ever American Citizens Summit draws from the full political spectrum — tapping into the inherent wisdom of our political diversity — so freedom and justice for all CAN prevail. Our challenges are simply too large for us to be locked in bitter squabbling.

Together, we commit to being the kind of everyday civic leaders needed to fulfill the promise of democracy and model healthy dialogue despite potential differences. By uniting unique perspectives and by focusing on common ground and alignment, as opposed to agreement, we can see we are stronger than when only one side “wins.”

You’ll be inspired by the groundbreaking individuals and organizations that are leading the way forward in communities across our country. They’re moving beyond partisanship to create lasting solutions to the critical challenges we’re facing.

Rekindle a sense of deep patriotism, heal partisan wounds and mobilize to move forward in UNITY... because, ultimately, everyone has a role to play if we’re to build a strong, generous, peaceful and prosperous America.

Join the first-ever "American Citizens' Convention" so true democracy can shine its brightest light — for a more beautiful future for ourselves and generations to come.

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Real Change IS Possible

Another one of our nation’s great strengths is HOPE — our ability to see beyond current limitations or difficult circumstances and envision new possibilities... an open-mindedness that leads to revolutionary solutions. It’s in our country’s DNA!

In a time when opposition and stalemate have become the norm, new leaders and agents for change are emerging to gather around the common themes of respect, kindness, civility and dignity.

Now you have an opportunity to not only discover their wisdom and inspired solutions, but also to join the movement to co-create ideas, actions and initiatives to evolve the political process of our great country.

Here’s some of what our brilliant speakers
offer...

Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, and Marianne Williamson, internationally acclaimed author and teacher, opens our summit with “Leading Across Divides” — our keynote addressing finding areas of principled agreement.
107 Jackie Salit, President of IndependentVoting.org, sheds light on the need for systemic and cultural changes in the political process.
117 Joan Blades, co-founder of Living Room Conversations, MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org, highlights the “ecosystem” needed for bridging gaps, building relationships and creating shared solutions.
115 Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University, emphasizes the need for understanding “power” and the role it plays in effective citizenship.
177 Shariff Abdullah, founder and executive director of Commonway Institute, will be joined by Corinne McGlaughlin, executive director of The Center for Visionary Leadership, in a transpartisan dialogue about spiritual evolution and politics.
121 John Robbins, bestselling author and co-founder of The Food Revolution Network, explains why healthy food policy should be the #1 transpartisan issue.
156 Deborah Devedjian, ā€ˇfounder of TheChisel, shows how to leverage civic tech tools to engage the public and bring about meaningful change.
165 Matt Kibbe, President of Free the People, shares how to discover common ground and bring people together on issues of civil liberty.
114 Kristen Cambell, Executive Director for Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, highlights the positive impact of investing in civic engagement and democracy.
106 Pete Peterson, Dean of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, explores how to put the “public” back into public policy-making.
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Receive These Additional FREE Bonus Gifts
When You Register!

When you sign up for The American Citizens Summit series — at no charge — you’ll also receive the following special bonus:

Bonus

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Compassion, Spirituality & Politics

With Sister Jenna,Founder and Director of the Meditation Museum

144

How do we cultivate a depth of unity in our country and still allow for our political differences? Meet Sister Jenna as she illuminates how compassion, a deeper understanding of our similarities, and personal spirituality can bring us closer together. Discover tools to create more trust and partnership with others and unify our country for the greater good.

Bonus

2

A Path Forward for Our American Family

With Stephen Dinan, Founder of The Shift Network
Mark Gerzon, President of Mediators Foundation

119
100

Meet Stephen Dinan and Mark Gerzon as they explore their experience of Americans working across the divides. Mark and Stephen highlight real solutions in facing our country’s current challenges, and offer uplifting, inspiring actions that are already happening in this movement... right now.

Political Cross Training

During The American Citizens Summit you’ll join a “virtual roundtable” where diverse thought leaders representing the full spectrum of political ideologies — each with valuable insights and contributions, and united in their desire to bring greater wisdom and compassion to our country through this process — come together and model a respectful dialogue in an effort to shift our political paradigm.

In this unique gathering, TOP political experts, luminaries, visionaries, trailblazers and change agents come together to create a united online presence that can be accessed by people across the USA.

Discover energetic cross training on how to get results, respect differences and strengthen our democracy.

You’ll explore:

  • Ways to navigate political conversations without polarization
  • Bold solutions that transcend partisan politics
  • How to help reclaim the full power of our democracy
  • Innovative & inspired actions you can take immediately
  • A larger community with resources & connections for you to tap into
  • Pathways to channel your energy, passion & interests
  • Ways to make your voice heard & your vote count
  • Your contribution in peacefully fulfilling our highest promise as a nation
  • A format to network with like-minded people who share your desire to move forward in unity
  • Effective solutions that are working for our communities & our country
  • Processes that allow us to see opposing sides & possibilities for common ground

With The American Citizens Summit series you’re sure to gain a newfound political consciousness and renewed HOPE for our American democracy.

You’ll also be equipped to engage in compassionate and healthy dialogues to bring about the change you know is possible in your local community and for our beloved country.

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Co-Sponsors

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a congressionally chartered organization dedicated to strengthening civic life in America.
The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) empowers people to decide together how to spend public money.
The Gaiafield Project weaves a global network of subtle activists for social and planetary transformation.
The Shift Movie: The 'movie made by a movement' chronicles a massive worldwide phenomenon in progress, offering seeds of great hope for the future. Millions of individuals, organizations and corporations around the world are waking up and embracing a new outlook with an emphasis on their responsibility to contribute positively to our collective future.