December 7, 2023
Disagree Better: Politics Across Divides
DISAGREE BETTER: POLITICS ACROSS DIVIDES WITH UTAH GOVERNOR SPENCER COX
Recently, during a public event at Utah’s State Capitol, Governor Spencer Cox issued a stark warning: “Either we, the people, collectively decide we’re going to stop hating our fellow Americans, or we’ll start shooting each other.”
In our podcast, we hear why Governor Cox passionately believes that the country is heading in a dangerous direction with hyper-partisanship and political dysfunction and what he’s doing about it with his Disagree Better Initiative.
Governor Cox, a Republican, is the 2023 Chair of the bipartisan National Governors Association. He selected “Disagree Better” to be the Association’s current campaign. Through public debates, service projects, meetings, and public service announcements, Disagree Better brings together red and blue governors, looking at the problems of polarization and how to elevate solutions that Common Ground Committee and other groups in the bridging community are implementing.