Political civility is about more than polite behavior toward others. It’s about the open-minded sharing of ideas and opinions across the political spectrum to reveal common ground and produce more effective self-government.
Our founders knew political civility is what makes Democracy work. They knew that, “In order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility” and “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” that “We, the people” must work together for the common good.
It’s our generation’s challenge and responsibility to counter the anger and hostility that defines the political environment of today with the message that civility matters. We need to stress the importance of civility in politics by demonstrating that we’ll tolerate nothing less. We need to apply our resources to discovering common ground under the political battleground.
What Your Contribution Means
It means everything. Ninety percent of your tax-exempt contribution to Right and Left, Inc. will provide the financial support necessary to pay for extensive, multichannel advertising to promote political civility and the establishment of local Right and Left chapters to work at the grassroots level to bring awareness to our cause.
By providing information about the importance of political civility and demonstrating how effective it can be, we feel we can reach the critical mass necessary to discourage the rudeness, bad manners, insults and name-calling endemic at all points and levels of the political process. It will also inform politicians and the media that character assassination, negative political ads and all manner of biased and deceptive news coverage is in no one’s best interest.
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