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2020 Election – Concerns and Aspirations

Organizer: Living Room Conversations

As campaigning begins for the 2020 election, countless voices clamor for our attention, our donations, our time, and our votes. Headlines, news broadcasts, and social media present conflicting reports on guns, immigration, border security, abortion, climate, healthcare, and other pressing matters – often using facts selected to bolster specific views. Shrill ads overwhelm our senses and seem designed to promote rage rather than reflection. It can be difficult to stay open-minded to new learning or understand the perspectives of those we disagree with. This conversation is an opportunity to share and reflect on our perspectives with others; cutting through the noise to seek a more productive exchange about our different values and hopes for the future.

Location: Virtual

United or Divided?

Organizer: Living Room Conversations

Political and philosophical differences are normal in a healthy and free society. No citizen should be expected to violate his or her own conscience or compromise sacred principles. But the common values we share, and our shared desire to solve common problems, should also enable us to make reasonable and principled compromises for our mutual well-being. In some instances, the Left and the Right fundamentally agree, yet the system somehow keeps us from working together.

Here is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2.

Location: Virtual

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Younger House members a bit more bipartisan, research decides

Younger House members are more likely to work across the aisle than their older colleagues, a new study shows.

Bipartisanship is extraordinarily hard to come by on Capitol Hill, one of the main reasons why the legislative branch has devolved into near-total dysfunction and further hobbled the regular operations of democracy. The report provides a glimmer of hope the next generation of lawmaker leaders may be willing to change that.

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