2020 Election Resources
Connection in a Time of Polarization
Many Americans struggle with personal relationships that span the political spectrum. How can we be good neighbors, friends and family at a time when so much of our media is suggesting “those people” with differing beliefs are bad, stupid or ignorant?
A disturbing number of people suggest the upcoming election cannot be trusted. Some even believe violence would be justified if the election doesn’t go the way they want. The U.S. is the oldest democratic republic in the world, but democracy can’t function when we are unable to talk through our differences. If the American experiment is to survive, we must begin the work of domestic peace building.
The good news is connecting with people can be eye opening, gratifying and even fun. And bringing more ideas into the room means we are more likely to find the best possible solutions to our problems.
But first, we need to nurture our capacity to work together.
The Tea Party and MoveOn: Do we agree on anything? (from American Creed, PBS)
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