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Rachel H

Nov 25, 2009, 1:17:57 PM11/25/09
to Coalition Summit (WA State),
Hi, folks -

The other night, we had a lady come to our newsletter work party - her
name is Joy Helmer, and she was here to check us out and network.
She's looking for people to join the Transpartisan Alliance.

Transpartisanship acknowledges the validity of truths across a range
of political perspectives and seeks to synthesize them into an
inclusive, pragmatic whole beyond typical political dualities. In
practice, transpartisan solutions emerge out of a new kind of public
conversation that moves beyond polarization by applying proven methods
of facilitated dialogue, deliberation and conflict resolution. In this
way it is possible to achieve the ideal of a democratic republic by
integrating the values of a democracy -- freedom, equality, and a
regard for the common good, with the values of a republic -- order,
responsibility and security.

from their website

It sounds like a great idea to me, and she is looking for people to
attend a meeting on Thur. Dec 10 at 7:00pm in the Wallingford
neighborhood. Call Joy at 206.801.7756 to reserve a place - space
limited, but if she gets too many, we can probably find another place.

The stated goals of this group, as I understand them, could go a long
way toward reforming ballot access law.

Listen to this interview -

Many of us here would totally agree with these people about more
respectful dialogue, and changing the atmosphere of politics.

One speaker on the radio interview said "When I attack, I get
attacked." So true.

I hope that youu all will check out this group, and consider joining
and supporting. Their philosophy is exactly what we need to change
ballot access law - greater tolerance, cooperation, and acceptance -
even when we don't agree.

And pass this info on to your national organizations, please.

You all have a gentle holiday weekend . . . :o)


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