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Government can work again, but only when Americans support and vote for individuals who will follow the principles of consensus-building. The purpose of this website is to provide a gathering point for all of us who believe our elected officials need to put the country ahead of politics, to facilitate the distribution of news about activities taking place to further that goal, and to identify and support like-minded candidates and office holders.

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Vulnerable Incumbents Were Most Likely to Stray From Party Line This Congress

The National Journal
Posted: August 19, 2014


America’s half-century of polarization, in one GIF

The Washington Post
Posted: August 18, 2014


Congressional Re-Elect Measure Remains Near All-Time Low

Gallup
Posted: August 18, 2014


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Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate In Congress

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In this timely call to action, Olympia explores the roots of her belief in principled policy-making and bipartisan compromise. A leading moderate with a reputation for crossing the aisle, she proposes solutions for bridging the partisan divide in Washington, most notably through a citizens’ movement to hold elected officials accountable.

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Congress: Leaving Town and Letting Us Down

August 5, 2014

To put a new twist on an old song, it’s summertime, and the leaving is easy. At least, apparently, for Congress. The U.S. House and Senate have departed Washington for five weeks, with a “to-do” list about as long as their August break.

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