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Common Ground

Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, or anything in between, there is more that unites us than divides us. As Vice-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, pursuing common ground for the common good is among the most important work Dean does in Washington. Dean was ranked the 12th most bipartisan member of Congress and is a two-time recipient of the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. He knows Congress can't legislate decency, but neighbors can come together and create greater understanding in our communities – and that's where you come in

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Common Ground Workshops

Rep. Phillips is inviting small groups of neighbors with different perspectives and life experiences to come together, break bread, and talk about the issues facing our community through facilitated conversation. The goal? Understanding one another a little better and respecting one another a little more, even – and especially – when we disagree. Here's how they work:

Our Common Ground Workshop is the first-of-its-kind, but a format Rep. Phillips hopes will be replicated in Congressional Districts across the country very soon. Only by listening to and learning from one another can we fix the most challenging problem our nation faces – our own political divisions. Are you interested in joining the conversation? 

Previous Common Ground Workshops
Common Ground Workshop
April 28, 2022 | Washington, D.C.


Common Ground Workshop
March 26, 2022 | Shorewood, MN


Common Ground Workshop
January 29, 2022 | Chanhassen, MN


Common Ground Workshop
November 13, 2021 | Brooklyn Park, MN


Common Ground Workshop
August 26, 2021 | Minnetonka, MN