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Join the conversations that bring Americans together.

Join the conversations that bring Americans together.

Crossing Party Lines creates open dialogue between Americans with dissimilar ideologies in order to increase tolerance, build communities, and encourage civic engagement.

“Learning the Crossing Party Lines approach to talking to people with different political views has influenced more than just how I talk politics. It’s really making a difference in my family, my workplace, and my entire life.”

Stephanie, Washington

Daring to Discuss

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.

Who attends? Americans from all walks of life representing the entire 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.

“I didn’t believe it was possible. But I was wrong. I attended one of the Crossing Party Lines meetings in Portland and they were polite and respectful and interested in hearing what I had to say!”

Dennis, Tennessee


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