While it is easy to get caught up in the energy of the election season, we urge Americans to express their passion for specific issues and candidates in a respectful manner. Remember that everyone has a different life experience and a different lens through which to see the world. We believe that influencing others and moving conversations around critical issues forward in meaningful ways requires respect for others.

We encourage Americans to be civil. Hopefully others, including the candidates, will follow our lead.

Tips on showing respect
Passionate discussions can escalate to arguments quickly if we aren’t prepared to act civilly.   To help you approach tough conversations with an attitude of tolerance and civility, check out our Tips page for a few ideas on how to be respectful.

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Follow our social media platforms to help share the Show Some Respect message. If you’re hosting an event or want to show support of our mission we’d love to send you complimentary Show Some Respect materials to pass out, including:

  • Stickers
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Contact us at amy.smit@drake.edu or 515-271-2293 to request materials.