Ah, Thanksgiving. That magical holiday to reunite with family. But let’s face it, it usually starts off with warm, cozy smells of holiday tradition in the kitchen, then turns into an ideological war room once friends and family take their seats. While the potatoes get cold, the temperature rises.
This year, let’s flip that script. Its your job to take over, lead the conversation.
Hijack the program from the hot heads in the room. Make the night not only meaningful, but a symbol of the end goal – to show the value of democracy by having a debate, not an argument. Here’s a few ideas:
Have you told people how you feel or expressed your voice about your views on democracy? Now's your chance! Click on the button below from your mobile phone, and record your views. Then share it with friends and followers! Happy Thanksgiving, when we celebrate the freedoms we were founded on.Record and Share!
Get the whole family miming 18 democracy-themed phrases. And be sure to post the fails. #wethepurpleDownload the Game!
Download our label, glue it on a can and pass it around.
Like The Conch in "The Lord of the Flies,” the Can of Democracy empowers the holder to speak, to give thanks for our freedoms and/or share thoughts about our future.
No conversation of Democracy will steer clear of topical debates. Having facts in front of you to explain your position, or learn something from the other side, requires a trusted source.
Our friends at USA Facts have put together a mobile friendly resource where you can get government-supplied data, presented for discussion, with no introduction of bias. While both sides insist they are right, this may serve to keep the flames low and the learning bright.
Delicious! Also, purple. Get the conversation started with what you set on the table at Grandma, Grandpa or Grandx’s house!Check them out!
Some of the adults a little stubborn? Get them to dress in purple! Heh heh. Now there’s a memento you can share with the world. When you do that, add #wethepurple to get Grandpa trending.Upload to Insta!