In the aftermath of the 2020 election, party lines continue to divide us.
Trust and good will are at an all-time low.
Crossing Party Lines is here to unite us and help America live and work together again.
"A house divided against itself cannot stand. "
- Abraham Lincoln

Have a conversation that brings America together. 

Crossing Party Lines creates warm and engaging conversations with Americans who see the world differently,
to increase tolerance, build community, and encourage civic cooperation.

Every week, we discuss important and controversial topics. Participation is open to all, with or without membership. You decide which topics interest you, then sign up on Meetup to attend.

January is Crossing Party Lines Skills Month

Crossing Party Lines was proud to participate in America Talks (June 12-13) — A Weekend of Connection in the Midst of Deep Division.  This event, which brought thousands of Americans together across differences to engage in one-on-one, face-to-face (video) conversation to help mend our social fabric, was just the beginning.

We hope you will join us in 2022 for our this year’s America Talks event, April 21 & 23.  #ListenFirst  In the meantime, we encourage you to download our free guide to listening politics, an excerpt from Co-Founder Lisa Swallow’s workbook: Yes, You CAN Talk Politics.

Who Attends?

Americans from all walks of life representing the full political spectrum.

  • Some align fully within their designated party, while others identify based on values and topics.
  • Within party affiliation, many participants self-identify along the spectrum of conservative, moderate, liberal, or progressive.
  • Yet others self-identify along the spectrum dependent on the topic, for example, fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
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Why cross party lines?

Here’s what our members tell us:

  • “Coming to CPL meetings gives me a broader, more nuanced understanding of the issues.”
  • “I love having a chance to learn and practice skills that help me talk with my friends and family members, even the ones that don’t vote like me.”
  • “When I come, I am reminded that most Americans aren’t as crazy as the media makes them out to be.”
  • “I like being part of a community that doesn’t judge based on party views.”
  • “I  feel more hopeful.”
  • “I think it helps me be a better person.”


See for yourself what CPL members have talked about in the past.

Check out our podcast, “The Conversation,” to hear real Americans talking about the issues of the day. 

View video testimonials from Crossing Party Lines members across the nation.