Republicans, Democrats come together for BYU Law event

BYU Law’s Conflict Resolution Center and The Village Square are hosting “Why Gridlock Rules Washington” on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Varsity Theatre. (The Village Square)

Former U.S. Reps. David Jolly (R-Florida) and Patrick Murphy (D-Florida) came to Washington, D.C. in 2014 hoping to work across the aisles for the American people — an ideology that made them both former members of Congress, thanks to a hyper-partisan political environment, according to a press release.

The BYU Law School’s Conflict Resolution Center and non-partisan educational forum The Village Square are bringing Jolly and Murphy together again on Thursday, Oct. 25 for “Why Gridlock Rules Washington,” a discussion hosted by Evan McMullin, a BYU alum, former presidential candidate and founder of Stand Up Republic.

The event is part of an initiative to support “democratic engagement across ideological difference,” according to a press release. Other stops in the “Respect + Rebellion” college tour include University of California at Berkeley, Pepperdine, UCLA and USC.

The event will be held on Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre on the BYU campus. The free event is open to students and the public, but participants should register in advance online.

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