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Hotel that caters only to liberals?

Published in Blog on December 05, 2017 by Convention of States Project

Amidst all the serious news from this week’s cycle, one story stands out.

Bloomberg reports that the first “politically motivated” hotel chain is set to open in Washington, D.C. The “Eaton Workshop” markets itself as a “safe haven” for liberals, and its founders plan to integrate a liberal philosophy into every aspect of the guest experience.

The Washington location will include amenities that cater to public activism including TED Talks-inspired fireside chats and lectures, co-working space for progressive startups, activists, and artists, a writer’s residency, where investigative reporters can pursue stories and a multimedia studio where artists can create short films, podcasts, and other content in line with Eaton’s philosophy.

How has our country come to this? Even our hotel chains are catering to -- and profiting from -- our nation’s divisive state. When the Eaton Workshop is a viable business model, it’s difficult to imagine ever uniting around anything again.

And yet, there is hope. Americans from both sides of the aisle believe they know what’s best for themselves and their families. Even if they support a strong federal government in principle, no one wants a faceless bureaucrat to make decisions for them.

Bureaucratic decision-making is exactly what the Convention of States Project is fighting against. An Article V Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that give decision-making power back to the people. Whether liberal, conservative, or moderate, all Americans can support being empowered to control their own lives and futures.


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