Elders for Sound Democracy – Civic Values and Culture

Our Projects

Being With Difficult Conversations

Political discourse has become so fractured and reactive that it has become practically impossible to forge consensus. Using the insights of Emotional Logic, we discover how the energy from our deeply held values and emotions can be harnessed into the inner strength to enable more effective communication in all of our difficult conversations. Contact Maribeth Goodman

Civic Heroes

We research and recognize individuals or groups who have done something exceptional to advance democracy. We identify them from every walk of life—not just politics–and can be celebrities or ordinary folk. The heroes share a dedication to the values we promote in society and our collaborations with other groups. Look for short vignettes highlighting the heroes published monthly. To nominate a hero, contact Meg Newhouse

Grandparents Who Lead 

We are developing a series of four civic education workshops for elders to expand their problem solving, goal setting and critical thinking skills for civic engagement. Modeled on National Parent Leader Institute work, this program will expedite local transformation through elder empowerment in democracy and citizenship. Contact Rod Malloy

Resources for Engagement

We identify potential partnerships with other organizations promoting our vision and values to connect our efforts and magnify our impact. We share this information with ESD state teams and other EAN members seeking to engage with local groups working on voting rights and election integrity issues. Contact Linda Warner


Contact Linda Warner, co-leader with Meg Newhouse

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