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Bridging the Partisan Divide: How to Lobby Those Who Don’t Agree with You - Shared screen with speaker view
Alaina Dougherty
14:34
Hello lovelies!
Gill
14:59
Hello everyone Gill from Stort Valley results uk here
Naveed Chaudhri
15:18
Hello Gill!
Karyne Bury
15:29
Hello everyone from Miami, FL!
Cecilia van Wijk, Indianapolis
15:35
Hi all! Cecilia from Indianapolis, Indiana US
Tiffany Williams
16:11
I am also here from the UK. We are also a very divided nation right now so I think the lessons will be helpful.
Ken Patterson
16:38
this should be useful Tiffany
Ken Patterson
17:57
https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777
J Vano
24:46
Jim - just a note that the bottom person on the totem pole is typically seen as the highest in the hierarchy.
J Vano
24:53
(of the totem pole)
Katharine Landfield
25:47
This is fascinating. Hope we can get slides/doc. Thanks!
Karyne Bury
26:02
Thank you for sharing these perspectives. Where does the idea that the poor/minority should pick themselves up by the bootstraps come into the Conservative rhetoric when idea that the “top of the totem pole (white/male/rich)” should care for the bottom?
Sarah Borgstede St. Louis, MO, USA
26:07
Hi Katharine! You can find the slides here! https://results.org/wp-content/uploads/Bridging-the-Partisan-Divide-Handout.pdf
Katharine Landfield
26:37
thx!
Martha Karnopp
28:00
Please talk about sanctity/degradation
Katharine Landfield
28:46
My question pls: how has the current Trumpist GOP changed the concepts you have laid out here about conservatism? I understand that conservatism has changed quite a bit.
Roshelle (she/her), Canada
28:49
is there a distinction between economic and social conservatives
Ann Erdmann
29:08
I would think the bootstrap argument is in the work harder get more foundation.
Ruth Thurmond Scott
30:06
How/when these foundations are formed? Can they be changed?
Karyne Bury
30:06
Thank you
Dr. Josiane Apollon
30:51
At this time, Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility, is a more expanded model on stopping thinking that liberals or progressives are the good guys and the bad ones are the conservatives. she is very explicit in naming that the slavery system of oppression has been actually maintained by liberals or progressives
Cynthia Tschampl
31:18
It might be important to give some details about his research; for example most psychology research in US takes place on US college campus’ and the subjects are typically college students (with all the socio-economic/demographic limitations that implies).
Edward Syth
31:23
Is there a lack of empathy involved due to cognitive difficulty?
Martha Karnopp
31:30
how do conservatives relate to "privilege"?
Sherry Moran
32:44
if you want to get support for initiatives that address climate change impacts on extreme poverty, do you emphasize to cons that African farmer of many generations and show photo of land devastated by drought, and to lib that drought leads to displacement from farmland and show photo of refugee camp?
Christie Renner
32:50
"Empathy is the capacity to think and feel oneself into the inner life of another person." — Heinz Kohut (psychologist)
Aaron Tucker
33:23
conservatives do not like that government programs help others instead of them, how do you convince representatives to invest into public welfare programs that to them is essentially free handouts which they despise?
Naveed Chaudhri
33:30
There is some really interesting work based on psychological research on how values are held and how they interact with each other: https://publicinterest.org.uk/download/values/Common%20Cause%20Handbook.pdf (written for liberals)
Dr. Josiane Apollon
34:07
we should stop this polarities in thinking. According to DiAngelo whites are socialized to learn they are privileged, just like she lived all her life as a white liberal with a good conscience. How is this dichotomous thinking is helping the human race to evolve? or to maintain status quo?
Alaina Dougherty
34:28
Aaron - we've found that discussing the economic growth opportunities help with some of our conservatives, economic growth helps all levels of people according to these models. (:
Cynthia Tschampl
34:29
Thanks Naveed!!
Ken Patterson
35:35
Thanks for all of you comments and questions!
Karyne Bury
35:54
I agree @Dr. Josiane Apollon! The division is keeping us further from dismantling oppression that has affected everyone.
Karyne Bury
36:36
In the end I feel like we all are operating from a place of good, and want the same things - end of suffering, security, love - how do we communicate this to show everyone that we are one community and one humanity?
Christie Renner
36:52
I often make the economic argument to members of Congress that these that are not “free” programs, but that they pay for themselves. You cannot have a robust economy without a healthy population. Health is fundamental to the ability to work. Government investment in public health has massive economic returns. Thinking in investment/return language. And multiplier effects of these investments circulating in an economy.
Ken Patterson
37:29
Nice
Alaina Dougherty
37:47
Yaasss Christie!
Karyne Bury
38:29
Yes, great point Christine! Many of the Republican reps in FL use that type of language and think first about business and economy.
Dr. Josiane Apollon
40:12
that’That’s a great question, Karyne! How do we do that? can you Ken ask this question?
Dr. Josiane Apollon
40:24
thank you!:-)
Kem Spaulding
40:35
Would you mind giving us those talking points that you recited?
Carolyn Feuille
41:47
How do we access these handouts on the R.website?
Naveed Chaudhri
41:54
This is incredibly useful for helping to craft appropriate narratives. Many thanks Jim!
Randolph Splitter
42:08
Dr. Apollon and others make a good point, but perhaps it means (in Haidt’s terms) that the “caring” of many liberals is limited and their sense of authority and acceptance of status quo may be limited but still significant.
Cecilia van Wijk, Indianapolis
42:08
Thank you, Jim, for offering us a variety of ways to make a variety of members of Congress hear our message by tailoring our message to the way they view the world
David Bryden, DC USA
42:39
handout is here: https://results.org/wp-content/uploads/Bridging-the-Partisan-Divide-Handout.pdf
Elaine Wells
42:48
I’m familiar with The Righteous Mind — but I don’t understand how to get your handout. Please tell me the steps.
Cynthia Tschampl
43:11
www.frameworksinstitute.org has additional messaging tips (very easy to understand “messaging memos” and examples). Specific to US context...
Cecilia van Wijk, Indianapolis
43:17
I think this is a way to bring us together, because it forces us to look at different perspectives, too, as we try to understand our members of Congress who have different moral perspectives
Ken Patterson
43:24
Use the link just put into the chat or go to the resources page on our website for the IC
Karyne Bury
44:08
Yes it does, thank you!
Sarah Elizabeth Leone
44:47
Thank you Jim!
David Bryden, DC USA
44:48
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Sri Jaladi
44:55
Thanks jim
Karyne Bury
45:02
Thank you Jim, great references!
Tiffany Williams
45:04
Thank you Jim, it has given me a lot of food for thought!
Margaret Smith
45:10
This was excellent!
Sam Weller
45:16
Thatywas great
Cecilia van Wijk, Indianapolis
45:18
Snaps!
Amy Morros
45:23
Thanks Jim! Very insightful observations.
Sam Weller
45:24
. I just ordered the book
John Paul Fawcett
45:28
great job, Jim. Super interesting.
Roshelle (she/her), Canada
45:29
that was great, thanks
Carolyn (she/her)
45:30
Thanksthankshtnaks!!
Alexa Angelo
45:35
Thanks, Jim!!!
anthealai
45:35
Thank you!
Randolph Splitter
45:35
Thanks, Jim. Good job.
Peggy Fitch
45:37
Very helpful!
Gill
45:38
Thank you
Sid Jacob
45:39
thank you!