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.

  • Take Back’s John Pudner featured in Newsmax
    The vast majority of Americans are fed up and want the FixIt America approach of ending overt gerrymandering and secret political payments that let politicians choose their voters rather than the other way around. The good news is the same computer programs that enabled partisans to draw ridiculous districts that leave voters hours from their “representatives” can just as easily create the districts that revitalize our democracy. To read more on Pudners take on the Supreme Courts decision on Gerrymandering click here.   The post Take Back’s John Pudner featured in Newsmax appeared first on Take Back Our Republic. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2018-06-19By Admin
  • Symposium: Clear Regulations Protect Freedom, Not Restrict It
    Elizabeth Warren and others spoke at a recent Coalition for Sensible Safeguards event on the Trump Administration’s deregulation policies and the impact they have on health and finances. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2018-06-19
  • Citizen Leader Spotlight: Ishwari Sollohub
    Ishwari Sollohub is a member of New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics (MOP), a grassroots, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to removing the often-corrupting influence of money in politics. MOP was recently instrumental in getting the Fix It America Constitutional Amendment passed in the New Mexico congress—a big step in the work to end Big Money in politics. MOP became affiliated with American Promise (AP) in early 2017, when AP Director of Political Strategy Ben Gubits delivered a presentation in Santa Fe. When it comes to getting big money out of politics, Santa Fe is on a promising trajectory. The ... (Read More)
    Source: American PromisePublished on 2018-06-19
  • PBP Announces PBNYC Results and Launches Data Tool
    There are some exciting updates from NCDD member org – The Participatory Budgeting Project, who recently completed another successful round of participatory budgeting in NYC (PBNYC) and announced the launch of their new data tool, myPB. Over the last 7 years, the PBNYC process has allowed residents to decide on how to spend $210 million on 706 community projects. As part of a pilot program in NYC, PBP announced their new data tool, myPB, which allows residents to research their districts, find out if PB is in their communities, the status of PB projects, and more. We encourage you to read ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2018-06-19By Keiva Hummel
  • #FamiliesBelongTogether: Sign to OPPOSE the Ryan & Goodlatte bills!
    Take Action!Trump is using children as hostages to bargain for his anti-immigrant agenda! It’s outrageous.On Friday, President Trump suggested that he won’t change HIS new policy of intentionally separating kids from their parents, unless Democrats agreed to his other destructive immigration demands. Trump’s demands include passing a very dangerous bill proposed by Speaker Ryan. This bill will NOT end family separation. Instead, it would result in children being detained indefinitely in worse conditions, without basic standards for their care or well-being. It would also result in the near immediate return of other children to the very life-threatening conditions they are fleeing and from which ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2018-06-18By Khadija Gurnah
  • House Members Stand Up to Bad Executive Orders, Stand Up for Federal Workers
    House Republicans and Democrats sent President Trump separate letters condemning recent executive orders that weaken civil service protection laws and put a bullseye on the backs of whistleblowers. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2018-06-18
  • Forbes: A New Congressional Proposal For A Medicare Long-Term Care Insurance Benefit
    “As a back-end, or catastrophic, long-term care benefit, the bill roughly tracks a 2016 proposal by the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative (on which I served), and a revised version proposed earlier this year by Judy Feder of the Urban Institute and Georgetown University and Marc Cohen of the University of Massachusetts at Boston.” Read more. ... (Read More)
    Source: ConvergencePublished on 2018-06-18By admin
  • NEWS RELEASE: The Voting Information Project moves to Democracy Works, Inc.
    Contact: Brandon NaylorDirector of Communications, Democracy Works,, N.Y.) — It was announced by Democracy Works, Inc. that it would become the new organizational home for the Voting Information Project (VIP) effective today. Today’s transition is the culmination of a months-long selection process spearheaded by The Pew Charitable Trusts to spin-off the highly successful civic technology program that provides official election information to the public.Founded in 2008 as a joint effort of state and local officials, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Google, VIP is the most comprehensive and trusted single dataset of national, state, and local election information. VIP uses an ... (Read More)
    Source: Democracy WorksPublished on 2018-06-18By Brandon Naylor
  • SCOTUS gerrymandering punt: The door to a fix is still open
    This morning, the Supreme Court declined to take on partisan gerrymandering, but highlighted opportunity for further attempts to fight gerrymandering in court. In two different cases, Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone, the court issued opinions that dodged addressing the harmful effects of gerrymandering by concentrating on other aspects of the case. The most impactful language for those concerned about gerrymandering was delivered in response to the Gill case, which challenged Wisconsin’s gerrymandered state house districts. John Roberts, writing with the backing of all the justices, held that the plaintiffs relied too much on evidence of the statewide ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2018-06-18
  • How You Can Help to End Family Separation Right Now
    RAVThe Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have chosen to criminally prosecute 100% of people who have crossed between official border crossings, regardless of whether they are seeking asylum and resulting in the wholesale separtaion of parents from children when they are traveling together. There’s no law to mandate this, nor is there any need for a legislative fix for this practice. This “de facto” family separation policy can be rescinded at any time by Sessions. Seeking asylum is a right guaranteed by United States and international law, however under the Trump administration, asylum seeking parents are being arrested, ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2018-06-18By Khadija Gurnah
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