One America Voices: Alden Groves

Alden Groves Charlottesville, Virginia Regional Coordinator (Virginia), One America Movement   Q: You grew up in Philadelphia and then went to South Carolina for college. What was that transition like? A: I had no idea what I’d gotten myself into when I stepped out of the car for freshman orientation at Wofford College in Spartanburg,... Continue Reading →

My Year With One America

By Areesa Somani   Last month marked my one-year anniversary with The One America Movement. And reflections on complexity are on my mind. I traveled across Oklahoma, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Charlottesville this past year. I've learned a lot. But above all, I've learned that it's much easier to conceive of your enemy as a caricature... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Andrew Hanauer

Andrew Hanauer Washington, D.C. Director, One America Movement   Q: What in your personal life brought you to the work you do as Director of One America? A: I heard Arthur Brooks, the head of the American Enterprise Institute, interviewed on the radio recently and he talked about how he has a mix of liberal and conservative people in... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Denise McKinney

Denise McKinney Tulsa, Oklahoma Worship and Community Pastor, Redeemer Covenant Church 1. You are the Worship and Community Pastor for Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tell us about that.  A: Redeemer has been where I have been in ministry for about 18 of the last 25 years. I started out as the youth pastor to... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Anna Robinson

Anna Robinson Martinsburg, West Virginia Program Coordinator, One America West Virginia 1. You hail from Martinsburg, West Virginia. Tell us about your hometown. A: There’s so many different things that I can say about Martinsburg as a city. I could talk about the fact that it’s historic, it’s also pretty small compared to most American cities with... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Samantha Owens

Samantha Owens Washington, D.C. Trainer, Over Zero 1. You work at Over Zero, an organization that works to reduce and prevent identity-based violence. Can you tell us about your role there? A: Happily! I am the Trainer at Over Zero, which entails everything from building partnerships to delivering in-person trainings. As an organization, we focus... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Melissa Balaban

Melissa Balaban Los Angeles, California Executive Director, Ikar 1. You are the co-founder and Executive Director of Ikar. Tell us about that. A: When I was part of founding IKAR in 2004, our goal was to help reclaim the vitality and relevance of Jewish religious practice and reimagine the contours of what a Jewish community could look like. ... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Dr. Edwin Chapman

Dr. Edwin Chapman Washington, D.C. Medical Director, Medical Homes Development Group 1. You head the Medical Home Development Group in Washington D.C. and are on the front lines fighting the opioid epidemic. Tell us about that.  A. I have practiced medicine in Washington, DC for the past 40 years after completing undergraduate training, medical school,... Continue Reading →

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