Want politics to be more civil? Host a potluck through Voting Block

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From Voting Block NJ:

What issues are most important to you and your neighbors this November? Taxes? Jobs? Education? Here’s an opportunity for you to amplify your concerns and talk to your neighbors about what matters most.

This November, New Jerseyans will choose a new governor without an incumbent in the race for the first time in 12 years. It’s a critical moment for the future of the state, and it comes at a time when Americans are deeply divided along ideological lines.

Voting Block – a collaboration of newsrooms serving New Jersey, including MorristownGreen.com – is working to bridge these political fissures and support more civil civic dialogue. We’re organizing “Political Potlucks” in neighborhoods across the Garden State to spark constructive conversations about politics ahead of the election. And we want you to be a part of it.

We like to think of them like block parties, where you get to break the cardinal rule of dinner-party etiquette: You get to talk about politics.

The premise is simple: Invite your neighbors or friends to your house, favorite restaurant or anywhere that can host a group meal. You can even host a conversation at your church, synagogue or barbershop. Ask guests to bring their favorite dishes, fire up the grill or order in pizza. We will help you with the rest.

We’ve created a guide to help you host your own Political Potluck. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to organize your event and guide a conversation along five major discussion questions. By participating, you’ll inform our coverage of the governor’s race and spark healthier political discourse in the process.

Want to join? Just fill out this short form to host your own Political Potluck, or join one near you.

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