An Icon of Progressive Politics Reaches Out to Conservative Friends

Joan Blades is a co-founder of MoveOn.Org, widely recognized as a standard bearer for progressive politics. However, Ms. Blades is also what we call a “common grounder” having co-founded Living Room Conversations, an organization dedicated to transforming “distrust and discord into understanding — paving the way for collaborative solutions”.

In this piece from the Christian Science Monitor (Common Ground Committee’s media partner) Ms. Blades elegantly makes a compelling case for building relationships that enable the discovery of common ground. Bravo, Ms. Blades!