News from the Community

The following news items are an aggregation of RSS feeds taken from over 60 websites across the web.  They represent member organizations from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, the Bridge Alliance, and supporting organizations of the Transpartisan Review.  Although not all items reflect transpartisan news and opinion, the following feed offers an interesting snapshot of the work of organizations who pursue a mission of sharing meaningful ideas and lasting solutions to our most pressing problems.

  • Libertarianism in America | Nick Gillespie with John Wood, Jr.
    For 20 years, Nick Gillespie has been the “intellectual godfather” of Reason Magazine and one of the leading minds of the libertarian movement in America. Yet while libertarianism has a notable place in American culture and has proven influential in our political conversation, it hasn’t yet proven itself to be a strong force in electoral politics.  What are the challenges facing political libertarianism in America? Where does libertarianism come from in American history? Nick joins John Wood, Jr. to talk about all this and more in this special interview on the Braver Angels Podcast. Twitter: @braverangels, @JohnRWoodJr, @nickgillespie  Listen ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2021-05-06By Braver Angels
  • Protected: PBP Announces Our Co-Executive Directors
    This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: ... (Read More)
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2021-05-06By PBPadmin
  • TBOR Events Coordinator and Exec. Director Meet with LG, Speaker, Senate Majority leader, and Congressman
    Take Back Our Republic’s Events Coordinator Ashley Sellers (center left top photo) and Executive Director John Pudner enjoyed a great event hosted by the first Alabamians to host a TBOR event in Alabama’s Capitol City, Jeff, and Deborah Miller. The event gave Sellers and Pudner a chance to talk to Cong. Robert Aderholt (center right top photo) and Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth (2nd photo with Pudner and Sellers) The packed event also included the Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon who joked about Pudner first driving to a barn in Northern Alabama in 2005 ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2021-05-06By Justin Hill
  • The Fourth Annual Civvy Awards
      Because it’s about time that people working to overcome political differences got to walk a red carpet. ... (Read More)
    Source: Big Tent NationPublished on 2021-05-05
  • TurboVote Release Notes — May 2021
    Release notes highlight our most recent product improvements and fixes, so that our partners stay informed about what’s new in TurboVote.  The Referral Code Generator in the Partner Admin Console Partners can now generate referral codes in the Admin Console with our new Referral Code Generator tool! Referral links, or custom signup URLs, enable you to track, measure, and evaluate a variety of TurboVote voter engagement efforts. For instance, you can use them to identify the number of TurboVote signups originating from a mass email or from a link on your website by giving each tactic a distinct referral ... (Read More)
    Source: Democracy WorksPublished on 2021-05-05By Mariah Ross
  • In a Time of Uncertainty, Let Us Commit to Keeping Our Kids Safe this Mother’s Day
    Being a single mother is tough. Doing the same job during a global pandemic has been nothing short of a seemingly impossible task that managed to get completed with each passing day. In March of 2020, as I was packing my luggage to make one of my many usual trips to Washington, D.C. for my work as National Director of Civic Engagement at NALEO Educational Fund, I received an e-mail letting all of the meeting attendees know that the gathering was canceled until further notice. Later that day, I received another e-mail from my employer, shifting us ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2021-05-05By Lizette Escobedo
  • Rates of Breast Cancer in Women Veterans Provoke Questions
    My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and aboard Parris Island, the training command where the Marine Corps makes Marines. I loved the Marine Corps; it was my identity, and Marines are my people. Unfortunately, I did not know that my military service came with significant risks of toxic exposure. In 2005, as I ran laps around ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2021-05-05By Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas
  • Greed, Keeping up with the Joneses and Shiny Objects
    by: Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research   On February 11, 2010, Representative Gordon Fox stood before the chamber and took the oath of office as the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Just over five years later, on March 3, 2015, Fox stood before a U.S. District Judge and took another oath, answering “It is, your honor,” when asked if the charges of bribery, fraud and filing a false tax return were true. Fox pleaded guilty in March to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return and ... (Read More)
    Source: SLLFPublished on 2021-05-05By SLLF
  • Gun ownership will not make Asian Americans safer
    The March 16 Atlanta mass shooting killed 8 people, 6 of whom were women of Asian American descent. That was followed by the Indianapolis shooting in April, where 4 of the 8 victims were members of the Sikh community. These recent shootings happened in the context of surging anti-Asian hate crimes. The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism found that starting from the first quarter of 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 169 percent. Asian Americans understand that gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis, which is why 80% support gun policy reform. ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2021-05-05By Gloria Pan
  • Meet the Fellows 2021: Geoffrey Cain
    For twelve years, I was a foreign correspondent covering technology and authoritarianism regimes. I lived in or reported from China, South and North Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam, Russia, Cambodia and Turkey, where I covered authoritarian politics, civil wars and a genocide, as well as their links to technology. Everywhere I went, the story was the same. Novel technologies like social media, AI, bitcoin and facial recognition weren’t liberating the better angels of governments and their people as many predicted. Instead, dictators and war criminals marshalled their resources—with the complacency of US and EU tech companies—to consolidate power, spy on critics, ... (Read More)
    Source: Tech CongressPublished on 2021-05-05By Kaitlyn Rentala
1 2 3 896