“What’s Next U.S.?” Join An Eye-Opening Conversation THIS Weekend
Posted by on November 16, 2018 at 4:37 PM
Election Season is over! That means an end to the myriad of campaign ads that reduce candidates for public office to good/evil caricatures, as well as a few that are...something else.
Unfortunately, the stereotypes and misunderstandings promoted by these ads are more persistent. Everybody is stuffed into a box marked “Republican,” “Democrat,” or “Independent,” each of which is clearly defined and designed to foster loyalty and discourage friendly discussion with “the other side.” As you know, this kind of hyper-partisanship is toxic and polarizing.
But there’s another (better) way!
This weekend (Nov. 16th-18th), new Bridge Alliance member National Conversation Project is co-hosting “What’s Next U.S.?” Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are invited to come together for conversations happening throughout the nation. The goal of these conversations? To address our nation’s problems -- not as progressives, conservatives, libertarians, etc. -- but as Americans. If you like the idea of creative, sustainable solutions that meet everybody’s needs, this is the event for you. The event is being co-hosted by Living Room Conversations, which will also host conversations on “Tolerance,” “Immigration,” and “Free Speech.”
We also want to give a shout out to the Bridge Alliance’s other new member Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC). The CSPC generates innovative solutions for our nation’s challenges and advises the President and Congress -- drawing on institutional knowledge and inviting the input of various think tanks, universities, laboratories, and NGOs. We encourage you to check out their website and learn more about their work.
As always, thank you for your support.
Bridge Alliance Education Fund
Bridge Alliance Members in the News:
Congressional Management Foundation - Albuquerque Journal - The midterm elections are over — now what?
Center for Civic Design - Post Bulletin - In Florida, flawed ballot design may be to blame for questionable voting patterns in Broward County
92nd Street Y - FiveThirtyEight.com - Politics Podcast: A Post-Midterms 2020 Draft … Live!