Why we need SMART.
The progressive movement has a major communications problem. When we talk with people outside our tribe, we tend to argue and criticize. Rather than welcoming potential supporters into the fold, we push them away. We need a new way forward. Radical Civility, an approach developed and championed by SMART Politics, is the key to sharing our vision for the future in a way others can hear.
Who we are.
The 7,500+ members of SMART Politics are progressive political activists and concerned citizens from across the nation who understand that treating all people with respect and tolerance improves the quality of democratic discourse and makes us more powerful advocates for the causes we care about.
What we do.
SMART Politics teaches progressives how to use Radical Civility to have more productive and persuasive conversations with people outside our tribe. At the core of our method is the Radical Civility Cycle, a five-step process for engaging in difficult dialogues.
How to begin.
Getting involved with SMART Politics is easy. To become a member and start using Radical Civility, just click the button below.