Heard from Active Citizen, Lenore Ealy. She hopes to attend at least part of the Open Space Giving Conference. She would be very helpful as a bridge between and among conversations. Formerly with Heritage Foundation, she has a great network among conservative thinkers, foundations, and givers. I will reach out to the names she has given me.
Interestingly enough, as someone who works in financial services, most of my professional contacts are conservative, mainstream, or politically agnostic. I do have a rooting interest in progressive causes, but it is critical that we as a country treat each other's views with civility and an open mind. The pundits, talk radio, the tv talk shows, even the politicians, set a terrible example of people talking past one another. Have you ever seen one pundit change the other's mind? Say, "Good point, Jill, now I understand. All these years I have been so wrong. What a fool I have been!" Maybe we can do better, just by listening and conversing. Like human beings.