Same Family – Different Politics

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It’s a uniquely tumultuous holiday season. Can we find common ground with family members with different politics?

In this time of deep and sometimes bitter political division, how do we talk to family members who don’t view the world the way that we do?

In the next episode of the “Let’s Find Common Ground” podcast, we explore the challenges and opportunities faced by many families, especially as they come together during the holidays. Our guests are Becca Kearl, a Joe Biden supporter, and her mom, Robbie Lawler, who went for Donald Trump.

Becca is a Managing Partner at the non-profit group, Living Room Conversations. She is a founding member of the Utah Dialogue Practice Network. Becca is also fully engaged in the non-profit venture of raising five kids with her husband in Provo, Utah.

Robbie Lawler is a mother of six and was named National Mother of Young Children in 1996. She has received awards for community projects she worked on and most recently was an events coordinator for the Law School at Brigham Young University. She lives with her husband in Alpine, Utah.

Becca Kearl

Becca Kearl is a Managing Partner at Living Room Conversations. At her core, she believes in the power of dialogue around difficult topics to strengthen communities locally and nationally and finds a way to weave it into all her non-profit efforts. She is a founding member of the Utah Dialogue Practice Network and has designed and led healthy dialogue practices in high schools, universities, civic organizations, faith communities, and communities at large. When she’s not doing community work, Becca is fully engaged in the non-profit venture of raising 5 kids with her husband in Provo, Utah.

Robbie Lawler

Robbie Lawler is a fantastic mother of six, in fact, she was the National Mother of Young Children in 1996. She has been highly involved and awarded for her various community projects throughout her life and had a women-centric radio show before podcasts were cool. Robbie most recently was the events coordinator for the Law School at Brigham Young University and will take on planning events that inspire her. She is currently enjoying semi-retirement and travels extensively when pandemics don’t hold her back. She and her husband live in Alpine, Utah.