Co-creating Compassionate Communities

We envision 30 million Empowered #CompassionateCitizens in the U.S. by Election Day, 2020.

Uniting "Silos of Compassion"

150+ million registered voters latently support the Campaign for a Citizen Cabinet at

We believe that educating and rallying 30 million of those supporters is critical mass to replace crony capitalism with a wiser democracy (which will expedite the path to a caring culture and economy).

Most of those 30 million are already identified with 3 movement hubs:

Revolutionary Love (50+ orgs).

Catalyzing a culture of compassion

Bridge Alliance (80+ orgs).

Empowering a wiser democracy

New Economy Coalition (200+orgs).

Co-creating a caring economy.

We envision uniting those movements, with the help of 30,000 civic/faith leaders; 10,000 #CompassionateCitizens Meetups; and with signficant funding from Compassionate Realtors.


A compassionate, inclusive World that Works for ALL

Co-created by a Movement of #CompassionateCitizens

Our Mission

Empowering Dialogue Across Diversity

We support the Compassionate Communities campaign at Charter for Compassion by engaging #CompassionateCitizens (Meetup members) in respectful dialogue across diversity, in order to: 

  1. Reduce suffering (e.g.Hunger, Homelessness, Hopelessness, Hate, and Health issues/disability).
  2. Unleash the unique assets and gifts of citizens, to co-create their communities.
  3. Collaborate with local leaders in business, government and nonprofits.
  4. Politically empower citizens by educating them about deliberative democracy, where representatives at all levels of government are accountable to the collective wisdom and compassion of their constituents.
  5. Economically empower citizens by educating them about the Triple Bottom Line, where consumers, workers and investors put People and Planet over Profits.

In April, 2016, we created a pilot Meetup group, #CompassionateCitizens Fox Valley, to serve as a template for transpartisan Meetups: 


We also enthusiastically support a deeply mission aligned organization, which is creating and supporting transpartisan Meetups:


To fund the #CompassionateCitizens movement, Connection Realty will pair #CompassionateCitizens who are buying or selling a home with Compassionate Realtors who generously support our work, and the work of our mission aligned partners.    

Get Involved

We are partnering with organizations and recruiting volunteer civic and faith leaders across the U.S., to help us unite "silos of compassion", and empower dialogue across diversity. 

We encourage all to join or form a transpartisan Meetup sponsored by Crossing Party Lines.

If you are buying or selling home anywhere in the U.S., go to to find a Compassionate Realtor who supports the movement.


Thank You

Whether you participate in respectful dialogue-across-diversity, volunteer your talents, or promote the movement through word of mouth or on social media, we thank you for doing your part to build a community, and a world, that works for all. 

About Us



Scott Shirai

Executive Director

Dr. Patricia Luckoo

Director of #CompassionateCommunity & #RacialEquity

Founder, The SELF FACTOR

Jodi Trendler

Director of #Permaculture/#Sociocracy

Co-founder, The Resiliency Institute



Compassionate Citizens Inc.

Jennifer Saunders

Director of #TransformationalMedia

Founder, People 4 People Productions

Brigitte Perreault

Director of #SocialEntrepreneurship & #GenderEquity

Founder, The Global Lead

Steven Shamrock

Chief Financial Officer

Norlyn Dimmitt

Founder, Connection Realty


Howard Pepper

Director of Interfaith Outreach

Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Jr.

Director of Ecumenical Outreach

Lorenzo Santos

Director of #Transpartisan Meetups

Founder, Rhetor

Pam Steward

Director of FSBO Outreach


Board of Directors

Jim Turner, co-editor, The Transpartisan Review

John Steiner, advisor, The Transpartisan Review

Michael Ostrolenk, advisor, The Transpartisan Review

See bios at The Transpartisan Review

Board of Advisors

Brione LaThrop

Global Ambassador at Charter For Compassion International

Kirsten Strand

Founder of Community 4:12


Lynne Meyer

Lynne is a member of the BMW Foundation's Responsible Leaders Network, with years of experience in the Interfaith Dialogue movement.

Edwina Cowell

Founder, Spiritual Playdate

Karen Danielson

Interfaith Leader and Educator

Dan Duncan

Chair of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD)

Mike Ghouse

Founder of Center For Pluralism

John Steiner

Transpartisan Committee Co-Chair

Bryan Welch

Entrepreneur, Executive, Writer; CEO of Foster Care Technologies

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Contact Us

Compassionate Citizens Foundation

(630) 362-4663