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.

  • #5Actions of the Week: February 23, 2018
    Did you know stories are one of our most powerful tools for changing hearts and minds? Stories are personal, they're real, and they really paint the picture of what's really happening on the ground. MomsRising has brought your stories around the importance of healthcare, early learning and food justice, and the heartbreak of gun violence, deportation and the criminal justice system, and so much more right to our leaders. Truly: everyone from past Presidents of the United States to small-town Mayors have heard the voices of MomsRising members like you. It makes a huge difference. This week's #5Actions roundup ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2018-02-23By Karen Showalter
  • Reform news round-up 2/23/18
    Who needs congressional districts?, New York Times (Feb. 20, 2018) Op-ed: Michael Tomasky calls for the end of end single member districts and mentions Rep. Don Beyer’s Fair Representation Act. We, the people, were attacked as a people. We need to respond as a people, as well. Washington Post (Feb. 18, 2018) Columnist Danielle Allen writes about rethinking our system of representation and adopting measures such as multi-member districts and ranked choice voting to broaden representation. Why Santa Clarans should support ranked-choice voting, The Mercury News (Feb. 22, 2018) In an op-ed, former members of the Santa Clara Charter Review ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2018-02-23
  • A Tale of Two Presidents
    Posted by Erik Fogg, ReConsider Media. Reposted from ReConsiderMedia.com Let me tell you about a president, and you guess who he is. He's a relative political newcomer with lots of money that swept aside the conventional right and left by mobilizing the frustration and anger of a new coalition of citizens He's trying to revitalize what he and his followers believe is a stagnant nation He cut taxes and killed the estate tax He's going after unions, who he thinks are dragging down the economy He's slashing lots of regulation, but trying to protect domestic industries from foreign competition--especially from ... (Read More)
    Source: Bridge AlliancePublished on 2018-02-23
  • Could 2018 be the Year for Independent Candidates?
    Could 2018 be the Year for Independent Candidates? Independent candidates have not traditionally fared well in American politics. Ralph Nader and Ross Perot come to mind when we talk about those who managed to make a dent, and it’s stories like theirs that motivate others to attempt what has thus far been impossible — gaining a foothold in the American political system. ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Could 2018 be the Year for Independent Candidates?
    Could 2018 be the Year for Independent Candidates? Independent candidates have not traditionally fared well in American politics. Ralph Nader and Ross Perot come to mind when we talk about those who managed to make a dent, and it’s stories like theirs that motivate others to attempt what has thus far been impossible — gaining a foothold in the American political system. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Unworthy Tribute: FEMA Contract Raises Disaster Preparedness Concerns
    The failure of a small, inexperienced company to deliver meals to Puerto Rico disaster survivors highlights the need for improved federal contracting. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2018-02-23
  • National Pledge Campaign Asks Over 1,000 Federal Candidates to Tackle Corruption in Washington
    Across the country, politicians and candidates are waking up to the fact that Americans overwhelmingly want them to champion the 28th Amendment to end legalized corruption and create a government accountable to the people, not corporations and special interests. So far, over 75 candidates have pledged to use their office to support the amendment, and this is only the beginning! Yesterday, American Promise sent the Pledge to over 1,000 federal candidates, and we need your help to make sure they, and many more candidates at all levels of government sign it. Before Election Day, help us make sure that every ... (Read More)
    Source: American PromisePublished on 2018-02-23
  • Where our Fellows Landed!
    Our 2018 Fellows are getting to work in Congress!We are proud to announce that our 2018 fellows have found their placements in Congress! Five of the Congressional Innovation Fellows have begun on the Hill. This year’s class continues the expansion trend set by our 2017 cohort and the fellows came from every corner of the tech sector, bringing experience from roles in military intelligence, civil society, startups and cyber-defense.Bukky Adebayo is serving with Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, supporting on issues of emerging technology and inequality.Collin Anderson is serving with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, supporting on cybersecurity and international human rights.James Gimbi is serving ... (Read More)
    Source: Tech CongressPublished on 2018-02-23By Andres Bascumbe
  • Building Resilience in Winona County
    We read a lot in the news these days about the large scale effects of climate change, from melting glaciers to intensified tropical storms. But many people are also noticing shifts in their own backyard, like the residents of Winona County. Higher temperatures, increased thunderstorms, and frequent heat waves have led to big changes in … Continue reading Building Resilience in Winona County The post Building Resilience in Winona County appeared first on Jefferson Center. ... (Read More)
    Source: Jefferson CenterPublished on 2018-02-23By Annie Pottorff
  • 2/23/18 – Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?
    immigration.procon.org - DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an Obama administration policy implemented on June 15, 2012. DACA prevents undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children from being deported, and it allows those immigrants to get work permits. ... (Read More)
    Source: ProCon.orgPublished on 2018-02-23
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