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Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Why Join?

Each of our members is a constituent. And elected officials pay attention to what constituents think. Through membership in the Institute, citizens like you have already helped start a conversation about civility on Capitol Hill. And only through your support can we transform that conversation into cultural change.

Each of our members is a difference-maker in his or her community. Institute programs like Congressional Student Forums, Student Legislative Seminars, and Civility Training Workshops equip citizens, young and old, with the tools to listen, engage, and make their needs known without dismissing or degrading others in the process. And only through your support can we keep those programs going.

Each of our members is a model of civil discourse and a walking, talking proponent for change. Beyond the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of others far beyond the reach of your personal interactions, the Institute provides members with resources such as the quarterly newsletter and The Civility Blog that encourage, inspire, and offer the substantive analysis necessary to be the change you want to see. And only through your support can we provide those resources.

Our members are students, clergy, homemakers, retired people, and business leaders. They are in real estate, computer programming, teaching, engineering, retail, social work, and air traffic control. Every member counts. By joining the Institute or making a donation, you are making your demand for civility loud and clear.

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