Our Events


  • Hosted by moderators in comfortable settings in our chapter cities.
  • Limit 20 persons, so that everyone is heard.
  • Sign up to reserve your spot.

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  • Hosted by moderators.
  • Join us online by computer, phone, or other compatible device.
  • Unlimited attendees. We provide a moderator for every 20 persons.
  • Register in advance to receive your  link.


Every week we host moderated conversations where members discuss issues of the day.

Before we discuss an issue, the Topic Development Team researches and explores it with the goal of designing a topic package for members and moderators.  The topic package includes:

  • A description of the focus we believe will give our members the greatest insight into the range of perspectives,
  • A collection of links designed to make sure all participants enter the conversation with a basic understanding of the topic,
  • A set of questions to explore.

Movie Nights

Our movie nights offer a fun and stimulating opportunity to learn and grow together.

We watch movies, videos, and TED talks that help us understand what it takes to talk across differences.  Recent movie nights include:

  • What’s Wrong with Being Wrong
  • Moral Foundations

Social Events

At Crossing Party Lines, we break bread together, laugh together, and play together.

We’ve put together a set of games designed to give our members a chance to share their values, experiences, and knowledge and laugh and smile as they do it.  We use some games in their off-the shelf versions.  Some we modify slightly.  And some we’ve designed in-house.

Note: We haven’t yet adapted our game nights to work in virtual meetings.  We’ve got a plan for it, but need a few volunteers to help us implement it.  If you are interested it, please let us know:  volunteer@crossingpartylines.com

Upcoming Events

Want to attend?  Click on an event to be taken to Meetup.com where you can register.

Why do we call our events meetups?

Meetup.com is an online platform that connects people with common interests.  Organizers schedule events, called “meetups.” Meetup.com gets the word out for us so people like you and I can attend.

Crossing Party Lines uses Meetup.com to connect people who ordinarily wouldn’t meet: people with a range of political views, a variety of life experiences, and a shared desire to bridge the political divide.

A Sampling of Our Past Topics

Vote For Our Next Topic

Help  choose a future national topic for Crossing Party Lines.

  • Participate in our bi-weekly polls to submit your own topic ideas AND vote for the ones you like.

    –This week’s poll is now closed.  Check back soon for the next poll.

  • Submit ideas in the form below and we’ll make sure they get on the next poll.

Submit a Topic to Discuss

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