Dean’s Common Ground Toolkit

Nurture connection and understanding.

Give your loved ones the thing they want most—your time.

Print out your DeanTeam Activity Book and huddle around the kitchen table with your family and friends. When you do, you’ll help them feel valued—and you just might find opportunities to engage in some important connecting conversations while you’re at it.

Bring the people you care about closer together.

We all know there’s too much division in our politics today. We believe building connections with friends and family who see the world differently can bring people together.

That’s why we’ve put together these Common Ground Conversations cards. They offer simple tips that will help you navigate difficult discussions—empowering you to foster feelings of connection and understanding.

Of course, listening is at their center.

I could feel myself wanting to just convince Brad and LouAnne right away to just ‘get it.’

But I reminded myself that this was just the first conversation, and they were really important to me—so I held back. A couple of weeks later, we talked again, and they asked questions. I could tell they had really been thinking about it—and I realized that we had started the journey.

Share your common ground conversation story.

When you do, we’ll share your experience with others—inspiring them to find common ground, too.

Let’s create change—together.

Join the DeanTeam—a diverse, committed team of neighbors who are creating change in communities across Minnesota’s Third District.

Whether you’d like to volunteer at an upcoming campaign event or lend a hand from home, there are always opportunities to make a meaningful difference.

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