A Shared Understanding of Civility
Civility has come to mean different things to different people. As we work toward civil conversations on behalf of democracy, here’s how we define civility.
Civility: from the Latin civis, meaning "citizen." A way of approaching debate and conflict that results in constructive dialogue focused on generating results that benefit the community. Civility in politics is about bringing more perspectives to the table and working together as citizens to solve the problems harming our communities.
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