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Starts With Us empowers and connects the 87% of Americans frustrated with extreme political and cultural divisions with the skills to engage across our differences and move our country forward.

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Press Releases

May 14, 2024

Leaders Including Lonnie Ali, Jonathan Haidt, Daniel Lubetzky, Liev Schreiber, and Andrew Yang Launch Builders, A Global Platform to Combat Extremist Thinking Hijacking Our World


May 14, 2024

Fast Company Names Citizen Solutions as a World Changing Idea


April 24, 2024

Wisconsin Citizens Are Invited to Make Their Voices Heard on Abortion and Family Well-Being


April 12, 2024

Starts With Us Builders’ Original Radical Heroes Videos Nominated for Webby Award for Best Video Series in Public Service and Activism


January 9, 2024

Tennesseans Push State Legislature to Address Gun Rights and Safety and Other Priority Issues by Establishing Bipartisan Solutions Committee


November 16, 2023

Starts With Us Named Winner at the 8th Annual Shorty Impact Awards


October 30, 2023

Tennesseans Take Back the Agenda on Guns in New Citizen-Powered Initiative to Tackle Divisive Problems


October 25, 2023

Starts With Us Emerges as a Shorty Impact Awards Finalist: Champions of Radical Compassion, Curiosity, and Courage


June 14, 2023

NEW STUDY: The Left and Right Think They Live on Different Planets -- New Data Shows They're More Like Next-Door Neighbors


April 2, 2023

Starts With Us Is Honored As Part Of Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards


March 13, 2023

NEW STUDY: Hyper-Partisan Politicians Received 4x More Coverage Than Bipartisan Problem Solvers in America's Top Media Outlets


November 14, 2022

Braver Angels, BridgeUSA, and Starts With Us Partner to Host "Hold America Together," a Post-Midterms Event Series for the 87% of Americans Tired of Political Division


November 1, 2022

Starts With Us Launches Depolarization Challenge As Two-Thirds of Americans Fear Midterm Elections Will Drive Deeper Divides


October 20, 2022

Starts With Us Rallies the 87% of Americans Who Are Tired of Political Division by Sending 87 "Abraham Lincolns" to Times Square Ahead of Midterm Elections


June 16, 2022

New Video Series Reveals Antidote to America's Culture Wars: Radical Heroes


December 8, 2021

Starts With Us Challenges Divided Americans to Co-Sign a Pledge to Disagree Better

In The Media

May 24, 2024

Abortion Can Be Difficult To Talk About. These 14 Strangers Took It On Anyway


May 16, 2024

Fox News Rundown - Why Presidents Trump And Biden Want An Early Debate


May 15, 2024

Morning Joe - New organization hopes to lessen the temperature of political polarization


May 14, 2024

TED Talk - Why the world needs more builders — and less "us vs. them"


May 14, 2024

Associated Press - New Builders initiative looks to fight polarization by encouraging collaboration and alliances


May 14, 2024

Fortune - Daniel Lubetzky: Here’s the real reason moderates are losing ground


May 14, 2024

Fast Company - 12 projects that show how North American companies are creating positive change


May 14, 2024

CityCast Madison - Bipartisan Solutions to Wisconsin’s Abortion Debate


April 26, 2024

States Newsroom - On abortion, advocates and opponents unite on policies to address root causes (Part 3)


April 25, 2024

States Newsroom - Where is the common ground for abortion-rights opponents and supporters? (Part 2)


April 24, 2024

States Newsroom - Can 14 strangers from Wisconsin help America find common ground on abortion? (Part 1)


March 27, 2024

PBS Newshour: America at a Crossroads with Judy Woodruff - Tennesseans from across the political spectrum unite to address gun violence


March 27, 2024

The Tennessean - Tennesseans have different views on guns, but here's how we know solutions are possible


January 25, 2024

Memphis Flyer - Two Memphis natives represent city in Tennessee 11 proposals


January 9, 2024

WBIR Knoxville - 'TN11' group creates five gun rights and safety proposals ahead of the legislative session


January 9, 2024

WKRN Nashville - ‘Tennessee 11’ push for gun rights, safety proposals ahead of 2024 legislative session


November 27, 2023

The Daily Beacon - Citizen Solutions opens public feedback period for Tennesseans to weigh in on gun rights, safety issues


October 27, 2023

The Tennessean - Citizens group asks for public feedback on top gun rights and safety initiatives


October 10, 2023

The Tennessean - Here's some advice for President Biden on how to protect lives and the Second Amendment


September 23, 2023

KVUE News - Starts With Us aims to make polarizing political conversations easier at Texas Tribune Festival


September 18, 2023

National Governors Association - Disagree Better Panelists Share Stories, Data Showing Americans Want To Engage In More Positive Dialogue


August 31, 2023

Fox News - Kat Timpf: We've got more in common than you think


July 23, 2023

The Hopeful Majority - Is America Really That Divided? 


July 19, 2023

Fortune - The culture wars have polarized Americans–but a growing civic repair movement believes it can reverse the damage


July 13, 2023

The Messenger - Stalemate Between Republicans and Democrats Can Be Broken


June 14, 2023

Associated Press - Democrats and Republicans share core values but still distrust each other


June 14, 2023

Washington Post - Democrats and Republicans share core values but still distrust each other


June 14, 2023

ABC News - Democrats and Republicans share core values but still distrust each other


June 14, 2023

Politico Playbook - All Politics


June 14, 2023

The Hill - Democrats and Republicans share core values but still distrust each other


June 14, 2023

The Independent - Democrats and Republicans share core values but still distrust each other


June 10, 2023

Co-Creating Peace Podcast: Overcoming Division Through Curiosity, Compassion & Courage, Part 2


May 29, 2023

Co-Creating Peace Podcast - Overcoming Division Through Curiosity, Compassion & Courage, Part 1


May 2, 2023

Fast Company - 29 companies that prove you can make a difference from the outset


April 27, 2023

Fortune - Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon are the product of America’s media landscape. It’s time to meet the exhausted majority’s rising demand for positive journalism


April 20, 2023

Next Question with Katie Couric - Indivisible: New Approaches to Polarization


March 16, 2023

Newsweek - The Media Is Over-Covering Divisiveness. It's Going to Destroy Us | Opinion


March 16, 2023

The View - Hyper-Partisan Politicians Get Four Times More News Coverage


March 13, 2023

The Hill - ‘Hyper-partisan’ politicians get four times the news coverage of bipartisan colleagues


March 13, 2023

NewsNation Now - Study: ‘Hyper-partisan’ lawmakers received 4 times more media coverage


March 13, 2023

Media Post - If It Misleads, It Leads


March 13, 2023

Straight Arrow News - Study: ‘Hyper-partisan politicians’ like Greene get more press coverage


January 26, 2023

ABC Augusta - Local Living: Deke Copenhaver Joins Us to Share His Mission to Bring People Together


January 19, 2023

Forged by Trust Podcast - Be a Changemaker w/ Deke Copenhaver


January 19, 2023

The Changemaker Podcast - From Hate To Hope | Tony McAleer | The Change Maker Podcast


January 1, 2023

Alan Alda Clear+Vivid - Daniel Lubetzky: On a Mission to Spread Kindness


December 1, 2022

Augusta Good News - Former Mayor Believes Positive Change ‘Starts With Us’


November 20, 2022

Authority Magazine - Emmy Winner Kim Thai of GaneshSpace On How To Develop Mindfulness During Stressful Or Uncertain Times


November 16, 2022

Finding Direction Podcast - Changing Directions In Life Is Your Greatest Superpower with Tom Fishman


November 8, 2022

NHK Japan - Talking about Polarization


November 6, 2022

The Augusta Press - From former Mayor Deke Copenhaver: It starts with us, every day, to end polarization


November 1, 2022

Forbes - How Might Social Media Drive Compassion, Curiosity And Courage?


October 31, 2022

Surfacing Inclusive Leadership Podcast - We Are Not As Divided As The Media Would Like You To Think We Are


October 26, 2022

Digiday - Why this nonprofit is using augmented reality to cut through the divisive noise of social media


October 26, 2022

12 Geniuses Podcast - Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage in Leadership with Tom Fishman


October 21, 2022

NBC News Now - 87 Abraham Lincolns Take over Times Square


October 21, 2022

TIME - The U.S. is Heading Toward a Second Civil War. Here Is How We Avoid It


October 20, 2022

The Recount - 87 people dressed up as Abraham Lincoln have congregated in Times Square to draw attention to political polarization


October 12, 2022

Leadership & Loyalty - 2/2 Bridge-Building with Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage: Tom Fishman


October 10, 2022

Leadership & Loyalty Podcast - 1/2 Tom Fishman: it STARTS WITH US


September 29, 2022

The Hill - To end partisan gridlock, start on your own side of the aisle


September 8, 2022

BBC - Positive Thinking. A solution to polarisation?


September 6, 2022

The Change Maker Podcast - Open Minds, Kinder Hearts, Cooler Heads, Better World


August 30, 2022

Deadline - SXSW Confirms Initial Featured Speakers For 2023 Conference


August 22, 2022

WJBF (ABC Augusta) - Mending the division in America: It all starts with us


August 19, 2022

Office Hours with David Meltzer - Daniel Lubetzky, Founder of KIND Snacks on Building an Impactful Brands


June 29, 2022

Fox News - Recurring 'Shark Tank' entrepreneur Daniel Lubetzky launches movement to combat culture wars: 'Starts with Us'


December 16, 2021

Newsweek - Both Sides Are Minimizing Violence. Americans Must Fight for Our Nation

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