"Listen First in 2018" - The Hill

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Happy New Year! Today, I call on every American to "make a fresh choice for 2018 — a new resolution to listen first." My New Years column in DC's The Hill looks back at 2017 as a year of serial controversy lacking in real conversations — illuminated by stark survey data — but finds hope in the words of former presidents and a trauma surgeon as well as in the opportunity for our Listen First Coalition to grow the movement this year. In the Washington publication, which has praised LFP's "heroic steps to get people to talk to each other," I call on political leaders to be Listen First Candidates in 2018. But "change is up to us — the people... In listen first conversations — and the relationships they build — is hope for bridging the divides that threaten the fabric of American society." Read the column here.