by ERIC BYLER
A transpartisan approach to civic engagement steers clear of pre-packaged issue platforms. It encourages all Americans to put the facts first, and use their own intelligence in approaching complex issues.
Coffee Party USA is an invitation to participate in the democratic process with civility, with respect, and within a transpartisan framework. But let me make this clear: transpartisan is not a synonym for “neutral.” It is not a barrier to participation. It is not a constraint. It is a liberation.
Understandably, the word "transpartisan" attracts people who want to have a voice in our political process, but are turned off by the partisanship and ugliness with which it is waged. Often, they are conflict-averse, as most humans are. So, they seek a non-partisan or transpartisan group with which to organize. But they are often unable to take collective action because their desire to avoid conflict supersedes their desire to have impact.... [MORE]
Via Michael Charney