Andrew Hanauer
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Andrew Hanauer

Andrew Hanauer is the President and CEO of the One America Movement, an organization founded by faith and community leaders in the aftermath of the 2016 election to fight polarization. Under Andrew’s leadership, One America has launched projects that bring Americans together across divides to address race relations, opioids, poverty, and religious differences across the country, from Utah to Oklahoma, to California, to West Virginia, to some of our nation’s largest cities. In addition to running projects that unite Americans across divides, One America trains religious leaders on the dynamics of polarization and division.


Under Andrew’s leadership, One America has built from scratch a board and leadership that span the political, racial and religious spectrum, including senior leaders from national Muslim, Jewish and Evangelical Christian institutions, including the Southern Baptist Convention, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Wheaton College, Repair the World, American Jewish World Service, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and from the Cato Institute, Black Lives Matter, the George W. Bush Administration, Silicon Valley and more.


Andrew is a frequent public speaker at houses of worship of all kinds and has spoken at the United Nations, the National Press Club, and Congressional briefings. His work has been published or featured by USA Today, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Salon, The Times of Israel, Voice of America, the Christian Citizen and media outlets across the US and abroad.

Who is the Enemy?

Who is the Enemy?

The truth is that Toxic Polarization feeds on our behaviors, thoughts, beliefs, and actions. We could end it tomorrow if we chose to.

We would have to intentionally choose to be more curious, to learn more, to experience other people’s lives, to talk less (and smile more!), to put down our phones, to pick up a shovel or a paintbrush, and to get to work serving others and to stop treating politics like a sport that we’re trying to win and instead, start treating our neighbors like human beings who deserve dignity and respect.

We change the world by how we act in the world. How we are, how we live, how we serve. None of us live up to those ideals all the time. I sure don’t. I don’t need enemies – I am my own worst enemy most of the time. The truth is that Toxic Polarization feeds on our behaviors, thoughts, beliefs, and actions. We could end it tomorrow if we chose to.

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We’re tired of talk.

We’re tired of talk.

Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and get to work—together—on the challenges facing our communities and our country. There’s so much to do. If we’re going to talk about it, let’s talk in a way that moves us toward getting to work.

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