Better Angels State of the Union

January 31, 2019

Join us for the first-ever “Better Angels State of the Union” Address, to be broadcast live to our members and friends in living rooms across the country, on January 31, 2019 beginning at 8:30 PM Eastern.

Why Our Own State of the Union?

Because “We, the People” can actually address the state of our Union, not just the state of our divisiveness.  On January 31, see how to build trust instead of animosity; discover common ground; and feel better about the future of our beloved country.

What Will Happen at the Better Angels State of the Union?

On the evening of Thursday, January 31, people will gather in living rooms across the country with their families, friends and neighbors.  The live event will commence at 8:30pm ET. David Blankenhorn, a founder and the President of Better Angels, will deliver a State of the Union address from the living room of a Better Angels member at 9pm ET. The evening will be live-streamed via the Internet to computers and televisions across the country.

Sounds Interesting. How Can I Get Involved?

Here’s how, and it’s simple:

Invite a few people over to watch it with you. You can invite friends, neighbors, and other Better Angels members nearby. It’s like inviting people over to watch the Super Bowl.

You’ll connect to the event live from your living room via web stream. Invite people to arrive at 8 pm ET. You will have received ahead of time a suggested agenda. The event will begin at 8:30p ET. The address itself will begin at 9:00pm ET and conclude by 9:30 pm ET. There will be time before and after for socializing, discussing Better Angels, and planning actions in communities.

To host an event, click on the button below.

If you’ve already signed up, click the button below to access our State of the Union (SOTU) hub, where you will find more information, including agendas for the evening, sample invites, and other resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I display the live-stream on my television?

Instructions to display live-stream on your television can be found here

Is there any cost to host or to attend?


Do I have to be a member of Better Angels to host an event?

No, but we encourage you to Join and support our work.

Do the people attending my event need to be half blue and half red?

No, it would be great if you invited at least a few people who are on the other side of the political divide, but that’s not a requirement.