Hello! I am - among other endeavors - the creator of this site. I am motivated by the desire to address the condition in political discourse where the goal of achieving our most important and common policies is displaced by all the fighting about the things that divide us. I want to focus on what unites us here on this site. My background: I am a carpenter and the father of three adult daughters living in Santa Barbara, CA. I've been active in progressive politics since 1972 when I faced being drafted into the Viet Nam War. I've worked with Move On Support Corp, helping new users of the calling tools help elect Obama. I took his declaration to heart, even if I do not support all his actions. Working along with other carpenters who were often listening to conservative talk radio while I was expressing Progressive views usually ended in conflict. I realized that many were good people who had deep values similar to mine but believed certain things and used certain language. I learned to use their language to express new ideas. Suddenly we had found common ground. I want to find the common ground we've let go to weeds. I believe we can restore a conversation to build a Common Agenda in the USA.
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