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.

  • Ranked Choice Poll Sheds Light on Maine’s CD-2 GOP Primary
    There’s less than a week until the GOP’s July 14 ranked choice voting (RCV) primary in Maine’s Second Congressional District—and a recent poll conducted by FairVote illustrates the state of the hotly-contested three-way race. The poll, conducted in conjunction with SurveyUSA and released July 8, surveyed 604 likely CD-2 Republican primary voters on June 30 through July 6. The poll was conducted via RCV—the voting method that will be used in the race itself. In the poll, former state legislator Dale Crafts led with 46.16 percent of first-choice support, followed by realtor Adrienne Bennett with 30.73 percent support and former ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2020-07-10
  • A New Ranked Choice Poll of Maine Republicans Shows the Initial Dynamics of the 2024 Presidential Race
    Despite the 2020 race being far from over, Republican voters already have opinions about their next Presidential nominee.  On July 8th, a poll of Republicans in Maine’s second congressional district, conducted by SurveyUSA and commissioned by FairVote, was released. This poll surveyed 604 Republicans likely to vote in next week’s congressional primary, which will utilize ranked choice voting. Respondents were also asked to rank their choices for the 2024 Republican Presidential primary from a list of potential candidates to analyze the initial state of the race and the trends in crossover support between candidates. The 2024 Maine Presidential primaries will ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2020-07-10
  • Supreme Court resolves faithless elector dispute – leaves in place lots of other terrible things about the stupid way we elect the most powerful position on Earth.
    On November 3, voters across the country will cast their votes for President and Vice President. However, this vote will merely decide which electors will actually vote for President and Vice President when the electoral college meets on December 14, 2020. On Election Night, the media will report which candidates won which states as the vote totals are released, but these electoral votes are not abstract scores - they are people, generally life-long volunteers and leaders for the political party whose nominee won the state. The Election Night results rest on the assumption that these people will vote as expected ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2020-07-10
  • Top #5Actions of the Past Week: July 10, 2020
    Greetings. Summer is here. It’s hot. And the drumbeat of urgent actions in need of your support continues. This week’s list of top actions demanding justice for Vanessa Guillen, demanding immigrant children being held in ICE Family Detention Centers are released by the July 17 deadline, and urging the U.S. Senate to both protect unemployed workers and pass comprehensive paid family and medical leave. Scroll down to easily click through and sign each, then be sure to share with your family and friends, too. Thank you for all you do, and here’s the list -> 1. #FreeTheFamilies NOW! BACKGROUND: Children ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-07-10By Karen Showalter
  • TBOR Executive Director Discusses Kanye West Candidacy In IBTimes
    “Kanye West should not be discriminated against in his potential bid for president, any more than my friend Evan McMullin was four years ago when many thought he would take several percent from Donald Trump by splitting the Republican vote. … Americans want more choices, not fewer — and the more options voters have the less likely candidates are to take voting blocks for granted,” Said TBOR Executive Director John Pudner. To read the article in its entirety click here ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-07-10By Justin Hill
  • TBOR West Keeps on Rolling
    TBOR Western Field Director Clark Caras and Executive Director John Pudner were guests of Ranked Choice Voting champion Stan Lockhart at the Utah Leadership Conference quarterly meeting with elected officials and community leaders. The event was hosted by Woodland Hills City Council Member Kari Malkovich who has also previously run for Utah State House. Take Back Our Republic opened it’s Western office in Salt Lake City this summer. Images from Thursday afternoon’s Ranked Choice Voting Meeting in Utah ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-07-09By Justin Hill
  • Take Back Our Republic Announces Wes Powell as Kentucky Coordinator
    Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR),named Wes Powell as a Kentucky Coordinator to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts.  “I’m ready to get rolling!” said Wes on being named TBOR’s Kentucky coordinator “We’re excited to have Wes join the TBOR team. I’ve known Wes for years and he is the perfect coordinator for the Bluegrass state. His leadership skills built over the course of his college football career and his work experience after where he traveled the country makes him a uniquely qualified coordinator. His larger than life ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-07-09By Justin Hill
  • EP Student Facilitator Joins Anti-Racism Education Project
    The following story is shared by our friends at Essential Partners, an NCDD sponsor member, who recently announced one of their student alumni has joined the international initiative, the Anti-Racism Education (A.R.E.) Project. 17-year-old Clay Thornton from North Carolina, who previously participated in Essential Partner’s program and is taking his facilitation skills into the important work of race dialogues. We are so excited to hear the youth are involved and powerful in this conversation. We encourage you to read more in the post below and find the original on the EP’s site here. Impact Snapshot: Essential Partners-Trained Student Joins The ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2020-07-09By Isabella Guzman
  • TBOR Executive Director Talks ActBlue, Small-Dollar Donations and Senate Races
    With 10s of millions of donations coming through Act Blue in addition to large donors giving Democrats a huge money advantage, the Hill interviewed Take Back Our Republic’s Executive Director. Click here for the entire story, including this quote from Pudner: “The Republican campaigns should be alarmed,” John Pudner, a veteran Republican campaign operative who now runs the nonpartisan group Take Back Our Republic. “There’s this theory that there’s not a lot of enthusiasm for Biden, but there’s so much Democratic enthusiasm to get rid of Trump … it just seems like there’s a lot more money for the left ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-07-08By Justin Hill
  • Coming on PBS – How We Can Fix Our Democracy?
    WASHINGTON – Does you sometimes feel as if our democracy is coming apart at the seams? Gridlock, hate speech, dark money, negative ads, the War of Words in Washington, political parties fighting instead of working together for our common good? It’s almost enough to make you give up on American democracy. But don’t go there, please.  Because I know we can fix our broken democracy. I know, because bold, daring Americans from Florida and the Carolinas to the Dakotas and Washington State have shown me how they’re winning reforms to make our elections cleaner and fairer ... (Read More)
    Source: ReclaimPublished on 2020-07-08By hedrick
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