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Make America Dinner Again

$3,720 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 15 months
Created September 6, 2017

It is no secret that the United States is in a time of great division and polarization. Make America Dinner Again (MADA) brings contrasting viewpoints to the table, in an attempt to build understanding and move forward together.

These small dinners consist of respectful conversation, guided activities, and delicious food shared among 6-10 guests who have differing political perspectives, and our country's best interests at heart. 


We've had close to 40 dinners across the country in 18 cities. That's already 400 seats at the table for different political perspectives, and there are thousands more signups of citizens who want to sit down with each other and build understanding. We just need the resources to keep holding dinners for them.


With your help, we can connect neighbors who may not be able to meet each other otherwise, and bring unity to America – one dinner at a time.

All donations will go towards food, location fees, supplies, and spreading the word for these community dinners. Sponsor an entire dinner for $250, or send even $5 to greatly help the cause – every bit will go towards making more of these conversations happen!


Warmly,
Justine & Tria
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Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, we're more grateful than ever, and it's all because of you. Justine and I started Make America Dinner Again a year ago with just an idea and a hope for better understanding. Since then, we've worked with our small team to hold 7 dinners in the Bay Area and New York, and have 9 more dinners on the calendar for D.C., Bethlehem, Wichita, Seattle, and the Bay – and this is all before February of 2018!

Funds from your donations covered our last dinner in Lafayette, CA, where we had 7 guests representing a spectrum of political perspectives and life experiences. We had two representatives from the East Bay Young Republicans club, two democratic socialists, one democrat, and two libertarians. All shared generously their life experiences and had civil disagreements about immigration, LGBTQ issues, and the role of government. Overall, there were more commonalities found, to the point that some of the guests expressed a desire for "more fire" at the next get together :)

Lafayette's dinner was featured in a food podcast, which you can listen to here (our segment starts around 10:45):
http://www.motherjones.com/food/2017/11/thanksgiving-dinner-political-conversations-make-america-dinner-again/

With visits to the website from all 50 states and signups across the country, we look forward to sharing more MADA stories with you! If you'd like to keep updated, you can follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makeamericadinneragain

In the meantime, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts.

Gratefully yours,
MADA Founders Tria & Justine
dinner guests in Lafayette
Signups across the country
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$3,720 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 15 months
Created September 6, 2017
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