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My Citizenship Agreement

Civility Pledge - Great Transition Initiative

I pledge to conduct myself in a way that is civil, honest and respectful toward people with whom I disagree. I value people from different cultures. I value people with different ideas and I value and cherish the democratic process.

My Political Affilation
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Coffee Party
Conservative
Democrat
Green
Independent
Liberal
Libertarian
New American Consensus
Occupation OWS
Other
Progressive
Republican
Tea Party

My Gender
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Male Female

My Activism
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Advocacy and persuasion
Attending local meetings
Deliberation
Dialogue
Facilitation
Fundraising
Internet development
Media outreach
Mediation
Militancy
Networking
Organizing
Organizing local meetings
Protesting
Publicizing
Research
Theory
Writing

My Engagement with Others
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American politics brings together many points of view and can become contentious. How do you engage with other citizens when discussing controversial or difficult issues?

I acknowledge any changes in my own point of view.

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I acknowledge that I am expressing my own opinion, rather than expressing an opinion that is true for everyone.

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I ask questions to get clarity about another point of view.

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I do my best to identify and recognize my own assumptions.

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I do not try to convince others to change their point of view.

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I express my opinions in a positive and constructive way.

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I listen attentively to what others have said and respond empathetically.

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I realize that it can be helpful to relate a personal feeling or story to what has been said.

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I realize that it may be helpful to state in my own words the point of view of those who have a different opinion.

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I respond in ways that show an effort to understand others.

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I respond in ways that show openness and a willingness to learn.

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I respond to the insights of others with questions, agreements or respectful disagreement.

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I state what I have learned from others.

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I try to recognize how other people feel.

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My Voice

What should we be doing? What issues or concerns should we be taking on? What would you like to be doing, if you had the support of other Great Transition Initiative members, who would work with you? Let us know, and we'll try to connect you with them.

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My Wheel

Check sectors of the wheel where you feel special interest or affinity

Arts
Business & Economics
Education
Environment & Energy
Governance
Health
Infrastructure
Justice
Media & Communications
Pattern of the Whole
Relationships
Science
Spirituality & Religion

My Shared Purpose Action Team Agreement

We are envisioning a powerful national network system built on these principles. If you want to participate or get involved, let us know by checking off points of agreement.

If interested, please join us in our Shared Purpose Action Team forum.

I want to work with other team members to build a national transpartisan network based on the principles of community, inclusion and mutual respect.
I understand that the internet can play an essential role in supporting this project.
I want to help develop a national network of local chapters, and connect our internet systems to real-world face-to-face systems.
I want to help build a national system of 'issue networks' that take on every major issue under consideration in the USA, in a way that is driven by the motivations of the people who are participating.
I want to work closely with existing Coffee Party groups and initiatives – supporting them wherever possible.
I want to build an inspiring vision of a new politics, that can bring out the best in everybody, finds a place for everybody, and generally follows the theme promoted by NoLabels – 'Everybody AT the table, everything ON the table.'

My Issues
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Select all issues that particularly concern or interest you.
Issues link to special "Tag Networks" on that issue.

Abortion
Alternative Medicine and Healthcare
Anger in Society
Balanced Judgment
Big Money in Politics
Campaign Finance Reform
Church and State
Citizen Participation and Engagement
Civil Discourse
Civil Rights
Climate Change
Collective Bargaining
Cooperation
Corporate Power
Corporate Taxes
Creating Opportunities for Conversation
Death penalty
Developing Collective Intelligence
Developing the TagNet system
Disabilities
Drugs
Education
Election Reform
Energy
Environment
Federal Reserve
Fragmented or Disjointed Thinking
Free Market Capitalism
Freedom
Gangs
Grassroots Mobilization
Guns
Haiti
Health Care
Homelessness
Human Trafficking
Immigration
Implementing Simpson-Bowles
Inclusion and Diversity
Jobs
Justice
LGBT Issues
Media
Mistrust
Misunderstanding
Money in Politics
National Debt Crisis
National Security
National Unity
Native Americans
Negative Politics
Nuclear Power
Partisanship in Politics
Peace
Privacy
Race
Reforming Congress
Social Security and Entitlements
Spin and Distortion
Taxes
Terrorism
The Culture of Blame and Accusation
The Role of Government
The Spirit of Democracy
Too Big to Fail
Unscientific or Irrational Thinking
USA Constitution
Violence
Wall Street bailout
Water
Welfare
Wisdom
Women

My Interest Areas
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Interest areas - please select all that describe you:

Collaboration and teamwork
Community building
Dialogue and democracy
Ecology and environment
Economics
Education
Energy
Global shift
Interfaith
Political activism
Religion
Spirituality
Voice of the people
Women's movement

My Orientation
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Select all tags that describe you.

Activist
Advocate
Agnostic
Altruist
Atheist
Capitalist
Centrist
Coffee Party
Communitarian
Conservative
Constitutionalist
Democrat
Educator
Environmentalist
Federalist
Fiscal conservative
Fiscal libertarian
Follower
Globalist
Green
Humanist
Independent
Internationalist
Leader
Leftist
Liberal
Libertarian
Mystic
Neo-conservative
Non-interventionist
Organizer
Pacifist
Patriot
Peacemaker
Populist
Programmer
Progressive
Religious
Republican
Social conservative
Socialist
Speaker
Spiritual
Tea Party
Theocratic
Theorist
Transpartisan
Universalist
Volunteer
Worker
Writer

My Themes
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Select all themes that interest or influence you.

All is one
Bring all factors to the table
Build a wisdom culture
Build trust
Co-creativity
Collective intelligence
Common ground
Community
Computer support for complex issues
Connect the good
Conscious evolution
Dialogue
Diversity empowers creativity
Divine guidance
Everybody on the same team
Everything is connected to everything else
Expertise from everywhere
Find enough time
Global shift
Golden rule
Heal the nation
Holistic vision
Integral context
Listen to all voices
Look for ways to understand
Many minds sharing big tasks
Meditation
More friends and fewer enemies
Mutual respect
My neighborhood
One nation, one people
Overcome spin and distortion
Prayer
Realize the full potential of democracy
Resonance
Sacred circles
Servant leadership
Shared purpose
Solutions that work for everybody
The blind men and the elephant - see all aspects
Transcend and include
Transpartisan unity
Unity in diversity
Voice of the people
We are the Human Network
Yes we can

My Evolutionary Keys
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An "evolutionary key" is a theme or idea that might be part of a big-picture solution for our collective future.

Select all evolutionary keys that resonate for you. (146 shown)

A golden thread connects us all
All are responsible for the whole
Appreciative inquiry
Art of hosting
As above so below
Ascension current
Awakened world
Axis mundi
Balance the patriarchy
Be the buddha where you are
Be the change you want to see
Bindu
Bridge
Can you feel the love tonight
Center
Centerpoint
Circle
Cocreative
Collaboration
Collective intelligence
Collective resonance
Common ground
Community
Connect the dots
Connect the good
Conscious evolution
Conscious evolution
Convergence
Cooperation
Cosmic oneness
Creative
Creativity is diversity in resonance
Cross-cultural
Dawn's early light
Democracy
Dialogue
Dialogue is a conversation with a center
Diversity becomes harmony through resonance
Divine feminine
E pluribus unum
Ecology
Embrace diversity
Environment
Everybody all at once
Everything is connected to everything else
Feminine/masculine balance
Freedom
Global shift
Golden rule
Golden thread
Grace
Grandmother drum
Harmony's way
Heal disunity
Heart
Heartbeat of America
Heartbeat of the world
Heart-centered
Holistic
Holocracy
Hospitality
Human family
Humility
I am you and you are me
Illuminate the circuity
Integral
Interfaith
Interspirit
Intuition
It takes a village
Iterative relaxation convergence
Jeweled net of Indra
Kindness
Leadership
Light
Listen to all voices
Logos
Loom of light
Love
Mandala
Many/one
Medicine wheel
More friends and fewer enemies
Mother divine
Mutual respect
Neighbor
Neighborhood
Neighbors helping neighbors
Network
One
One global heart
One nation one people
Oneness movement
Open space
Organize
Peace
Perfect relaxation within perfect tension
Politics of trust
Power to the people
Renaissance
Resonance
Resonant democracy
Resonant semantics
Sacred
Sacred hoop
Self-governing and self-organizing
Self-organize
Self-realization
Shared purpose
Sisterhood
Sociocracy
Sophia
Spirit
Spiritual
Start where you live
Sustainable
Syncon
Tapestry
Teamwork
The heart to lead
The pattern that connects
The power of we
The world will be saved by western women
Thousand points of light
Transcend and include
Transcend borders
Transpartisan
Trust
Unity
Unity in diversity
Universal
Universal heart that connects all people
Universal human
Universal spirit
Vision
Vision of the network
Water
We are one
Weaver
Whatever the problem, community is the answer
White light
Wholeness
Women
Women at the well
World cafe
You got gold

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