MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — The 2020 Presidential election is a little more than a year away. For the 10 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, that means a hard fought face to win their party’s nomination. As voters debate both the issues and the candidates, many people are ranting on social media and even storming out of family and friend functions over party loyalties and political disagreements. It’s become so uncomfortable that some people are swearing off talking about politics altogether. But, for how long? And, is that really the answer? Alissa Daire Nelson, Transformational Coach and owner of Daire Success Coaching, wants people try to another way.
“Stop trying to change other people’s minds. Be respectful of their opinions. Just like you believe for specific reasons, they do too. The start of finding new solutions begins with listening to others’ experiences,” said Nelson. Politics don’t have to be off limits. "Political conversations just need to have ground rules. Approach them with curiosity rather than judgment,” added Nelson.
Here are three things you can do right now to have productive adult conversations about politics. Be sure to vote November 3, 2019!
3 TIPS FOR HAVING PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT POLITICS
STOP TRYING TO CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE’S MINDS
DON’T’ BE PREJUDICED
BE WILLING TO STAY IN A TOUGH CONVERSATION