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As The November Election Approaches, Are You Talking Openly With Friends And Family About How You’re Voting?




US President Barack Obama sits at a kitchen table discussion with family after visiting farm in Missouri.
US President Barack Obama sits at a kitchen table discussion with family after visiting farm in Missouri.
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We all know the old adage— “don’t talk politics at the dinner table.” It’s meant to keep harmony and decorum among family and friends whose conversation might otherwise be… inspired, to say the least.

Yet as the November election approaches, many voters have not only the presidential election on their minds, but also California’s many local elections and complicated ballot measures. Voters might feel the need to share their political choices because they are hoping to sway the vote of those around them, or they may simply want to try to help decode how certain measures would affect others in their community. The state’s ballot measures in particular require much more than a face value analysis, and may propel voters to reach out to others to get clarity. With so many contentious national and local issues on the ballot this year, are you trying to embark on potentially fraught political conversations with family and friends? If so, how have you been received?

If you have begun sharing your political leanings more openly, we want to hear from you. Share your experience with us below or give us a call at 866-893-5722.