What we're about

Is the other side really nuts?

Find out by joining our open discussion group that is inclusive of all views (conservative, liberal, etc.).

Our Mission:

CPL’s Mission to foster civility and community among politically dissimilar Americans by transcending divisive media politics through mediated, face to face discussion groups that explore our shared values and interests as individuals and as a nation.

Our Conversation Approach (friendly, respectful, fun):

Our discussions give you the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings about politics today, and to listen to what others think/feel so that we can really understand why American's believe what we believe (without the media filter). Too much of our opinions about what American's believe and why we believe it, is dominated by what we see on our screens (TV, phone, computer, etc.). Let's get together to talk In Real Life so that we can separate fact from fiction -- while doing so, lets see if we can come up with solutions to prove that real American's with different political views can work together!

***Our discussions will be moderated to keep the conversation stays open and friendly, please come open to listen and learn with an open mind, and open heart. No judgement, just conversation.

Upcoming events (2)

(online) Crossing Party Lines in Real Life

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------------[VIRTUAL MEETING]------------ To sign up for this event: 1) Click the red ‘Attend’ button at the bottom of this page to register. 2) Then, visit https://bit.ly/2XMZRpb to be emailed the Zoom link to join. *Please cancel your RSVP if you can’t make it, to make room for others -------------------Description------------------ CPL members learn and practice a new way to approach politics; we speak from personal experience and listen to understand. Everyone at our meetups attends with the same goal. The consequences for mistakes are less because everyone in the room is working on the same skills and we make allowances for not always knowing what to say or how to respond. But what happens when you go out into the real world, where talking politics seems more like ranting, or sport, or even religion? In this workshop we’ll help you feel more comfortable bringing the CPL way of talking politics into your real lives. We’ll look at four types of situations: • Gatherings of friends who hold similar political views • Family get-togethers with diverse perspectives • Workplace conversations • Chance encounters While every situation is different, there are techniques and approaches you can bring to all these situations to help you navigate them in a way that leaves you feeling true to yourself and your beliefs. Come prepared to share your own biggest challenges and practice new ways of handling them with fellow CPL members. Note: We'll send you a link for downloading the handouts when we send you your personal join link. We would love to hear your thoughts on our social media pages. Don't miss topic announcements, updates, news! Follow us on: Instagram @crossingpartylines Instagram.com/crossingpartylines Twitter @crosspartylines Twitter.com/CrossPartyLines Facebook @crossingpartylines Facebook.com/crossingpartylines

(online) Lasting Effects of COVID-19: How Will You Change? (1/13)

------------[VIRTUAL MEETING]------------ To sign up for this event: 1) Click the red ‘Attend’ button at the bottom of this page to register.* 2) Then, visit https://bit.ly/2WM53J2 to be emailed the Zoom link to join. *If you can't make it, please edit your RSVP at the bottom of this page to make room for others. -------------------Description------------------ To help us all better navigate the uncertainty around the permanent societal changes that will result from COVID-19, the CPL team has put together a 13 part conversation series titled: "COVID-19 Lasting Effects". With your hosts Marcus and Kareem, you will discuss a wide array of important and thought provoking topics around COVID-19's lasting effects on: Individuals, Communities, Technology, Health and Science, The Global Economy, Elections, and Government. The first conversation in the series is all about you! Join us for an open, honest and reflective conversation about how COVID-19 has personally impacted your life and how you think your personal beliefs, values, motivations and choices will have changed once the economy fully reopens. We will ask questions that include: • What are the things you may have taken for granted about the world pre-COVID? • What have you learned about yourself and others that you will carry forward? • How do you think the changes to your day to day activities will impact you in the future? • How do you see the world / society differently? • Have your political perspectives changed at all? Pre-read Material: – Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How. (https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/19/coronavirus-effect-economy-life-society-analysis-covid-135579) Join the Crossing Party Lines discussion and have a voice in our Nation’s Conversation! People of all views are welcomed, appreciated, and heard. We would love to hear your thoughts on our social media pages. Don't miss topic announcements, updates, news! Follow us on: Instagram @crossingpartylines Instagram.com/crossingpartylines Twitter @crosspartylines Twitter.com/CrossPartyLines Facebook @crossingpartylines Facebook.com/crossingpartylines

Past events (20)

(online) Vote by Mail: Convenience or Craze?

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