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Mark DeMoss, who supported Gov. Romney during the last campaign, has an interesting project:

A Republican and a Democrat walk into a bar — a coffee bar, that is.
That’s the plan, anyway.
But, as Republican Mark DeMoss and Democrat Lanny Davis will tell you, a civil conversation can take place anywhere.
They are behind The Civility Project, which launched in January. Their goal is simple but lofty: To get Americans to agree to disagree without being disagreeable.
DeMoss and Davis are calling on liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans and people of all faiths to take the “pledge,” which reads:
I will be civil in my public discourse and behavior.
I will be respectful of others whether or not I agree with them.
I will stand against incivility when I see it.
To take the pledge, enter your first and last name and country at www.civilityproject.org.
DeMoss, president of his own public-relations firm — The DeMoss Group — said the project took shape during last year’s election season.
“I had spent about two years volunteering for Mitt Romney, and I saw a lot of ugly rhetoric and behavior aimed at Mormons and then at me,” he said. “And then the results of the Proposition 8 vote in California contributed to my thinking — when you saw gay activists responding to the (marriage-amendment) vote by vandalizing churches and temples.

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