Americans for Respect, Civility and Honor (ARCH) is a national nonpartisan grassroots organization. ARCH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of unifying Americans and promoting respect, civility and honor in solution-based conversation. ARCH is an independent nonpolitical organization.
ARCH was founded by a group of business and community leaders for the purpose of unifying Americans through a focus on how we are the same – not different. ARCH supports an emphasis on what binds us together – the important common bond of being American – as a solution to ending division in America and finding solutions to problems worldwide.
America is more than a geographical location on a map. It stands for a nation of people – a national community bound by promises of certain liberties, freedoms and rights. It is a place that connects Americans and remains in our hearts wherever we go, and a place that individuals from across the globe recognize as a nation where personal freedoms and liberty are promised to all.
Americans are a diverse group of people. We are proud of the diversity of our people and we celebrate it, but we have allowed it to divide us. ARCH believes Americans want an end to the division that has been plaguing our country for years and which, too often, leads to individuals and special interest groups attacking others. Despite good intentions, a focus on diversity without sufficient attention to unity has kept us apart. Friction and discord are fueling disrespect and incivility in our country and hindering our ability to find solutions for important challenges facing our nation and other nations throughout the world.
ARCH encourages Americans to recognize and celebrate not only the diversity of our nation's people, but also how we are alike. This will help unite Americans and promote respect, civility and honor in solution-based conversation in America. By uniting Americans, we can help bring an end to animosity, bullying, hostility and violence in our country.
When Americans are faced with challenges against our people as a nation, we readily understand the need to put differences aside. Instead of focusing on differences, we unite and stand together, and a sense of purpose and pride prevails. When Americans are united, we concentrate on common goals and dreams. In contests of strength, fortitude and determination, unity enables us to thrive. When we focus on what unifies us and treat other Americans with respect, civility and honor, we succeed.
ARCH is working to spread a positive sense of community and create a better environment and future for all Americans. We believe all Americans will benefit from being reminded that, as Americans, we are always members of the same team. For example, as Americans, we cheer for Team USA during the Olympic Games without attention to differences among us. We join together to support and celebrate American athletes regardless of their color, religion, ethnicity or any other aspect of who they are that makes them different from us or others. This unfettered spirit of unity should prevail in America always. It should continue from the glow of one Olympic flame to the next. ARCH is committed to keeping this spirit alive in America everyday throughout each year.
ARCH is calling on all Americans, including elected officials at all levels of government, members of the media, political pundits, celebrities, public figures and YOU to unite. Recognizing the successes Americans enjoy when we focus on commonalities instead of differences, ARCH proposes that Americans come together and unite by celebrating how we are alike and what binds us together – with respect, civility and honor.
The fact that you are here means ARCH is succeeding in sharing its message, but please don’t stop here. ARCH needs your help!
The Mission of ARCH
The mission of ARCH is to promote unity in America through respect, civility and honor in open-minded, solution-based discussion.
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Why Get Involved...
Do you want Americans to unite and work together to solve problems facing our nation and the world?
Are you concerned about divisive political rhetoric and contentious public dialogue?
Do you expect elected representatives to work with others, regardless of party, to get their jobs done?
Do you want facts – not bias-laced “news?”
Do you believe Americans should focus on the similarities, instead of the differences, among us?
Do you believe integrity and accountability are essential in public statements and conduct?
Do you support respectful, civil and honest dialogue and debate aimed at finding real, lasting solutions for issues of concern to our nation and its people?