What is an Alliance?
Braver Angels Alliances are local groups of people who have participated in a Braver Angels workshop, have become dues-paying members, and want to keep the conversation going and find common ground. Alliances have at least one red co-chair and one blue co-chair. They prioritize having no more than a 60/40 (or 40/60) split in red and blue membership. There can also be members who see themselves as true independents who do not lean red or blue.
List of Alliance Chairs
Please visit our Alliance Map to look up an Alliance Co-chair.
Getting Started as an Alliance Co-Chair
Alliance Co-Chair Description - What does it mean to be an alliance co-chair?
Alliance Guiding Principles - What are the principles that alliances should use to guide them?
How to Start a New Alliance - When you're ready to start a new alliance, how do you do this?
Register a New Alliance - Don't forget to work with your state coordinator or regional lead to register your alliance using this form.
Make Changes in an Alliance - Use this form to submit updates to an existing Braver Angels alliance, such as changing an alliance co-chair or changing the name of an alliance or dissolving an alliance.
Alliance Journeys - Click here to learn more about possible alliance journeys your alliance might take.
Alliance Meeting in a Box - Go to this link to get ideas for programming, along with branded Braver Angels workshop and debate offerings.
Members and Subscribers: while Alliance Co-Chairs do not have access to our Action Network database, you can contact the technical team to request to get access to an Alliance Data Toolkit, which enables you to get weekly reports on members and subscribers in your area.
Some alliances have found it helpful to join together to share volunteer leadership resources. A super-alliance is an alliance that covers an area of a state or region where there are already other alliances present.
Two examples of a super-alliance are the SoCal Superalliance and the New England Regional Alliance. For ideas on starting a super-alliance, we suggest you contact a member of the SoCal Superalliance or read these documents: