Don’t Bother Arguing With Your Conservative Relatives

This Thanksgiving, invest time into mobilizing your like-minded family members instead

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Don’t waste time trying to convert your conservative Uncle Bill

What about that bigoted second cousin who always says something terrible to provoke people?

But don’t we need to reach across the divide?

But don’t liberals need to win over conservatives to change the system?

But shouldn’t we be open-minded?

What if my other relatives start arguing?

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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