We are a grassroots, non-partisan, non-profit organization that is building civility in a society that all too often seems tilted toward uncivil speech and actions. We are about process, not positions, we serve as a catalyst for change. The Institute for Civility in Government is dedicated to reducing the polarization of our political and legislative processes by facilitating dialogue, teaching respect, and building civility in both the public and private spheres. We believe there are two key threats to the effectiveness and efficiency of the governing process in the United States: lack of participation in government at all levels—local, state, and national; and persistent and growing polarization along lines of race, class, religion, age, and ideology.
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