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By Amanda Kathryn Roman ~ If you look back throughout the history of our country, many of our grand visions and democratic ideas began with informal conversations in taverns and parlors, coffee shops and living rooms. Patriots, activists, elected officials and volunteers, these Americans talked about their passions, hopes and dreams to good effect. They developed transformative action plans in the melting pot that is the United States of America. Sadly, at this time, the art of civil conversation Read More...

By Joan Blades -- On December 4, 2011, the Living Room Conversations Website went live and I co-hosted a demonstration Living Room Conversation gathering with my conservative partner Amanda Kathyrn Roman. I'm still feeling the glow. I expanded my understanding of where we might find common ground across party lines around reducing the influence of big money in politics, and people participating in the conversation expressed interest in a future Living Room Conversation about immigration. What a pleasure Read More...

By: Elisa Batista BEDFORD, NH -- What's up? On Monday night, I co-hosted the second ever trans-partisan living room conversation, "Changing the Game", as part of a pilot program launched by Joan Blades of MoveOn.org and MomsRising.org. The first one took place in Colorado and the second one, this past Monday, took place near my parents' neck of the woods, Bedford, New Hampshire. I co-hosted with Kevin Smith, executive director of the conservative Cornerstone Institute here in New Hampshire, Read More...