State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today joined elected officials and advocates at a press conference to call for a restoration of civility to American politics and public discourse.
“It pains me to see that some of our nation’s political leaders are more focused on advancing a partisan agenda and trading insults instead of working to resolve the real challenges facing American families,” said Driehaus. “We hope to help reengage the public by encouraging a more productive and constructive dialogue based on mutual respect and cooperation.”
This morning’s press conference follows the launch of the Revive Civility Campaign by the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), which outlines standards of conduct for civil discourse, including clear guidelines for candidates, media and citizens to follow.
Based at the University of Arizona, NICD is a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting healthy and civil political debate. NICD is supported by bipartisan National Advisory Board, which includes former Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and others.