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National Debate: Vote the party or the person?

10/20/2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates
State/Region: - National

Midterm Elections. Join Braver Angels to debate.

About this event

Join Braver Angels for a debate on the topic – “Resolved: Vote the party, not the person.

Politics in America is now the purview of two parties that have become increasingly polarized. In this environment, some see it as necessary to vote to ensure that their party remains in or takes power. The consequences of their party losing or taking control overshadow the candidates themselves. For other voters, the quality and policies of the specific candidate outweigh their party affiliation.

Does “voting the party” worsen and perpetuate our political polarization? Or is it a rational response to the perceived differences between the two parties and the reality that the party in power may determine the policies and direction of the country?

Come join us for this free national debate, in which all participants from across the ideological spectrum will have an opportunity to speak and ask their questions. Tell us what you have experienced and what you think.

Register here. After registration, you will be emailed the zoom link to attend the event. Keep an eye out!

Questions? Email debates@braverangels.org.

You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. This is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships.

To learn more about these debates, you can view this video of a sample debate (it lasts about 15 minutes). This file might help you understand the debate process that we use.

This debate is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels, a 501(c)(3) non-profit as part of our mission to depolarize America. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible. Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America.

You will have an opportunity to make a donation as you register, if you so choose. Your choice will have no bearing on your registration or Zoom meeting assignment.

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** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

This is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible.  Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America. To donate, click here.

Click here to sign up now!

Details

Date:
10/20/2022
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/431125246217

Organizer

BA National – Debates
Email
debates@braverangels.org

Other

Host Organization
Braver Angels Debates
State/Region
- National
Setting
Online

Braver Angels Support