Many Americans currently consider the U.S. a nation divided. We have different ideas, beliefs, values, and hopes for our country. As a result of those differences, we are starting to view America as split into two very different camps: republican and democrat / conservative and liberal. We are, however, more than those labels. We all want what is best for the country and for Americans.
The Day 9 challenge action is to have a respectful conversation with someone from a different political party about current political or social concerns. The goal of this action is to help people understand both our differences and our similarities, our thought process and our motivations, our fears and hopes.
To complete this exercise, you first need to know how you identify in terms of your political beliefs. Below are a couple of resources you can use to help you determine which camp you're in.
The NBC News What's Your Political DNA? Quiz extends beyond Republican and Democrat. Take this quiz and read through their extensive descriptions to see where you land on the partisan spectrum.
The Pew Research Center conducted a national survey regarding Americans' partisan views. They shortened that survey and created a quick quiz you can use to help you identify your political "label," and also compare your answers with other Americans from different demographics.