Common Ground Committee continues to gain momentum. This past year, CGC successfully increased awareness of our mission to spread light, not heat, in the search for common ground in a polarized world. Our efforts to extend our audience have resulted in: Common Ground’s byline in The Hill in August 2019 reached around 11.8 million viewers […]
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Finding Common Ground is more than just people on stage, it is about the lasting takeaways the communities and audiences have after each event. Michael Marotta on what he took away from our Finding Common Ground on America’s Role in the World event:
Looking for a fresh take on finding common ground? Start with our September 2019 news roundup. From clarion calls to cultivate more informed citizens and encourage a return to tact, to a look at what can happen when we hold intentional conversations, here’s a look at the top five stories from our September 2019 reading […]
This month co-founders, Bruce Bond and Erik Olsen, shared their thoughts in this poignant piece about gun control. Bruce and Erik identified that the Trump administration is in a unique position to implement measures to reduce the prevalence of mass shootings and that preventing this type of tragedy is somewhere the nation can find common ground. […]
Finding Common Ground is more than just people on stage, it is about the lasting takeaways the communities and audiences have after each event. Roy Mathew on what he took away from our Frank Conversation event:
Below are some of our interviews with Barney Frank and Chris Shays from after our Frank Conversation event on July 9th, 2019 where they shared their thoughts and feelings about Common Ground Committee and the process of Finding Common Ground. Frank: There’s one thing we can all do to reduce excessive polarization Shays: Finding common […]
Common Ground Committee co-founder, Erik Olsen, shares his thoughts and views on two of the countries current most polarizing political figures Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) coming together through an unlikely dialogue and shows how common ground can be found between both sides of the aisle. You can find this […]
Common Ground Committee co-founders Bruce Bond and Erik Olsen were featured on News 12 Connecticut speaking about our country’s crisis of political polarization and how we can fix it.
One of the seminal books that should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand polarization and how there could be a possibility of bridging divides and reaching common ground is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt. While the book has been out since 2013 we […]