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Mead and Nehring invites you to Building Bridges Tour at Lynnwood Library

LYNNWOOD, Wash., September 6, 2023—Snohomish County Council President Jared Mead and Vice President Nate Nehring are inviting the public to attend a conversation on Tuesday, September 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lynnwood Library as part of their Building Bridges Tour geared to understanding and removing the barriers of political polarization. The Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library is located at 19200 44th Ave W.

Attendees were separated into groups of three to four to discuss four key topics: concerns about political polarization in the community, life experiences influencing those concerns, root causes of political polarization, and overcoming political polarization in the community.

After each discussion, a spokesman summarized the group’s thoughts with closing remarks by Councilmen Mead and Nehring.

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Building Bridges Tour – Lynnwood

Building Bridges’ motto is “Creating stronger communities through meaningful conversations.” The concept was founded when Councilman Mead, a Democrat, and Councilman Nehring, a Republican, were watching the events at the January 6th unfold and were “speechless.”

After publishing an op-ed on unity two years ago that was well-received by the community, Mead and Nehring were invited by dozens of schools, colleges, and civic groups to speak on political discourse.

The councilmen had two previous events this year—Mill Creek in February and Arlington in May—and a last event is scheduled for December 5th in Everett. The Tour is in partnership with Braver Angels, a national citizens’ organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America.

For more information or to RSVP, email russell.witta@snoco.org or angela.ewart@snoco.org.

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