We believe we have a formula to strike at the cynicism and divisiveness of today's politics and reinvigorate our participatory democracy. We call this formula the Politics of Trust.
The Politics of Trust is a politics based on inclusive collaboration and open-minded governance. The Politics of Trust is a politics that puts the needs of individuals and their communities before the needs of political parties or special interests. The Politics of Trust asks, “what do we need to accomplish, and who can help accomplish it?” rather than settling for the continuation of the failed methods that have served us so poorly in recent years. The Politics of Trust seeks to do away with a politics that is divisive and closed, and replace it with a politics of collaboration and transparency.
Government, at its best, works with the community, it allows for individual growth while supporting the needs of the community. Unfortunately the current state of our government falls far short of this ideal. Partisan politics, special interests, and cumbersome legislative restrictions have created a gridlock in our State Capital that is short on results and long on wasteful spending. In order to get our legislative bodies back on track we need to develop a new culture of politics, a politics of trust.
We must bring the focus of government away from divisive political interests and back to the people the government is meant to serve. This can only be accomplished by getting enough people to voice not just their dissatisfaction, but their ideas and solutions for how our state should be governed as well. That’s why we’ve developed the Politics of Trust Network. We’re working to put the needs of the people first, by giving the people the chance to participate in getting their needs heard by the legislature and by working with the legislature to hear the needs of the people
It is only when we do away with our current divisive, self-serving, partisan politics, and replace it with a collaborative, inclusive, politics for the people, that we will get the kind of governance we all deserve.
Today's Politics vs. The Politics of Trust