“We’ve reached an inflection point in the United States. Toxic polarization, once dismissed as the normal back-and-forth of political debate, has gone beyond words and boiled over into violence. We saw the results in real time on Jan. 6, 2021, and in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in 2020.
But warning signs were blinking urgently well in advance of those eruptions.
Americans are rightly concerned. An astounding 71% say the country is heading in the wrong direction. It’s easy to see why.
As leaders of organizations committed to healing the divides of our nation, we’re here to tell Americans that there is hope on the horizon.”
Read more from Convergence CEO David Eisner; Co-founder and CEO of Common Ground Committee, Bruce Bond; Founder of the Listen First Project, Pearce Godwin; and Executive Director of the Civic Health Project, Kristin Hansen.