Why We Invested
The increasingly strident tenor of the nation’s public discourse affects our democracy, and our ability to work together as a nation to address the major challenges that America must confront. In a world of instant communication, it is more important now than at any other time in our history that we find avenues to speak across political divides and party lines and communicate in ways that will foster dialogue, conversation and legitimate debate. NICD will be a catalyst to mobilize political will and public pressure towards improving the quality of discourse in our nation.
Additional grants to NICD include up to $800,000 over two years in 2011 and up to $500,000 over one year in 2014.
How You Can Get Involved
Subscribe to the Institute’s newsletter to learn more about their programs. During the mid-term campaign season, you can also view their “Respect or Reject” website, where you can rank political campaign ads for their civility: www.respectorreject.com.