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.