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is creating more persuasive progressive activists.

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About Smart Politics

Why Smart Politics?

Smart Politics is
a nonprofit organization commited to achieving political, social, economic, and environmental justice for all people. We promote progressive goals through productive and persuasive dialogue with people who disagree with us.

How is Smart Politics different?

Smart Politics is unique among existing progressive organizations. Since we believe political polarization and animosity are the primary barriers to achieving our political goals, we focus on teaching progressives how to reach across the divide to shift public opinion and grow the movement for change. This is in contrast to what many candidates and political organizations do when putting inflammatory wedge issues front and center in their campaigns.

What do we believe?

All people--even people we disagree with--are capable of changing their minds about politics. Unfortunately, we progressives often communicate in ways that reinforce their prior beliefs rather than helping them understand our point of view. To transform American politics, we must share our message in a way people who disagree with us can hear.

What is our  method?

We help others change their minds with smarter political conversations. Smart Politics conversations are challenging dialogues that expose people to new ideas in an environment free from attack. Unlike in political arguments or debates, we focus on listening and understanding rather than refuting or rebutting. The goal of the conversation is not to "win," but to reach a place where the other person can listen to our perspective without becoming so defensive that they are incapable of hearing what we have to say.

What do we do?

We teach our fellow activists how to have more productive and persuasive conversations with their loved ones, in their communities, and on the campaign trail. Online, we teach webinars, provide ongoing education and support in our Facebook forum, and maintain a website with hundreds of educational resources. Offline, we run live workshops and consult with progressive candidates, campaigns, and volunteers across the country.

Smart Politics needs you!

Building a national nonprofit takes money. We regularly incur expenses like video conferencing and web hosting. In addition, we'd eventually like to expand our offerings to include things like podcasting and training videos. To sustain and expand our efforts we'd like you to become a patron and encourage other like-minded folks you know to do so as well.

What's in it for you?

If you've read this far, you know the future of our nation and planet depend on radical change. By becoming our patron, you will take a critical step toward sharing the progressive message in a way others can hear. In other words, you will be an American hero. (Oh, and there are some perks you can look forward to too assuming you're into that kind of thing.)

Thank you for your support! We couldn't do this without you. (Plus, your descendants will be super-grateful that you went out of your way to leave them a habitable, just, and democratic world.)

Sincerely,

Karin & the rest of the Smart Politics team
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