We are all already members of The American Society for Personally Questioning Political Questions. If you want to get more involved here are some ways to do that.

Please join us in considering these questions:

  • From where you stand, how has American politics changed over this last decade?
  • How has your own politics changed in the last 10 years?
  • How can we face the deepening political divide in our country?
  • What are the ways of engaging politics that feel the most useful or alive to you at this time?
  • How can our political landscape embrace non-voters, including young people, immigrants, people who have been incarcerated, and those who lack faith in democracy?
  • What political questions are you living with these days?

CALL OR TEXT (503) 383-1106‬ to share your responses.

If you want to have your own conversations across our political divide, I created these instructions in 2012 for how to start:

  • Find someone you disagree with
  • Take an interest in thinking about how they think
  • Ask about their life, how they grew up, and what experiences changed their beliefs
  • Listen for differences between how they understand something and how you do
  • Ask about what actually makes you curious or confused
  • Hold off on deciding whether or not they are right
  • Sometimes it is very boring or feels like it is not working
  • Describe the differences between your way of understanding and theirs as plainly as you can