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Provocative thinking on our conversation topic. What are your thoughts? Share your comments.
Just how severe will America's minority rule become? | David Sirota | Opinion | The Guardian
What If We Don't Need To 'Fix' Polarization? : The NPR Politics Podcast : NPR
First, thank you to the many participants in the March 23 Civil Discourse Conversation. Your thought-provoking comments definitely revealed more diversity of thinking than one might imagine. Our monthly Civil Discourse conversations emphasize hearing every voice in the room, and listening without cross-talk or direct comment on another person's words.
Every month right after the Civil Discourse Project's "Monday Conversation" we'll offer a chance to continue thinking together on the Forum. This time it's our chance to dialogue back and forth about political party affiliation in these times of tumult, polarization, and violence. What more do you have to say? Just click on the live "comment" link below and share your thoughts.
If you were not able to make this second CDP conversation, on on Zoom, you are still welcome to join the conversation now.
"What does party affiliation mean to me?"
Want to learn more about these monthly conversations? Email irene.epp@gmailcom.
Live with the League: Are All Votes Equal? Sponsored by the LWV San Diego, featuring League members, Mary Thompson – explaining the history of the Electoral College and what our founding fathers were trying to achieve and avoid - and Jeanne Brown – explaining the National Popular Vote Compact and League’s support for it; also exploring the myths and facts of the proposal – and Pam Wilmot, Common Cause VP of State Operations – speaking to the national efforts and the current status. Is the red/blue map shown following each election part of our view of our divided country? There’s a better way. Video available here.
Tuesday, March 23
7 to 8 pm
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This question grew from our experiences in these hyper-polarized times. If you have not yet viewed the film, “The Reunited States”, we recommend watching it on YouTube or Amazon Prime before the conversation. It’s a powerful experience. Click HERE for viewing options.
Mis- and disinformation about the 2020 election continues across social media and fringe media outlets. These lies have spurred violence and continue to threaten our democracy. The only way to effectively win against the lies is to avoid spreading them and counter with facts. If you see a lie about elections on social media, do not engage with it. Do not comment or share, even to provide the truth. Any engagement will boost the algorithm and ensure the false post is seen by more users, which helps the disinformation spread more. Use your platforms to instill confidence in our elections and continue to celebrate the remarkable resilience of the American voters in 2020 who made their voices heard. You can use our mis- and disinformation graphic series on social media to help get out the right message.