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.

  • The “National Inquiring” of our Political Discourse
    We, as Americans, cherish the freedom and right to disagree—which we do, often deeply about important issues that need resolution. But polarization undermines that freedom by tightening prejudices rather than opening thought, thus diminishing the chances for finding resolutions and moving forward.  So while polarization may feel like a righteous champion of freedom and right, it is in fact just the opposite—a stick jammed in the ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2019-06-17By Greg Munford
  • Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists
    One of the biggest problems in our federal government is the concern about elected officials seeking self-enrichment, leading to motives beyond public service that potentially affect policy choices. A lifetime ban on lobbying would certainly be a strong, positive step. The next step is to stop the revolving door that lets them get rich after they finish approving money through legislation for future employers. The system of the haves and the have-nots are at the core of this issue. It’s a rich man’s game run by favors and the buddy system. To stop the revolving door of corruption in our ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2019-06-17By Admin
  • Setting Your Issue Priorities and Telling Your Personal Story Webinar Copy
    Having a clear focus and tangible goals is a crucial part of effective advocacy. This webinar will help you to identify and remain focused on the issues that matter most to you using a formula of passion, expertise, and urgency. This webinar will also allow you to craft your personal story in connection to their selected issue priorities.   Download the Slides Here Get a copy of our Telling Your Personal Story Template The post Setting Your Issue Priorities and Telling Your Personal Story Webinar Copy appeared first on All In Together Campaign. ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2019-06-17By Priya Elangovan
  • Disaggregate the Data to Approach Health Equity for AAPI Peoples
    RAVAsian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage month is an opportunity to focus on the many contributions these communities have made to build our nation over the generations, and their continued role in our future prosperity. With more than 22 million Asian American (AAs) Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) people living in the US, it is also an important time to improve our understanding of the incredible diversity that exists within what is commonly thought of as a large, monolithic, so-called “model minority.” Especially when it comes to addressing health needs, disaggregating data into subgroups is critical because ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-06-14By Sinsi Hernández-Cancio
  • Top #5Actions of the Week: June 14, 2019
    We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending equal pay, pregnant workers, and gun violence. We also need your input on which issues are most important for you so we can create our "Mom Platform" as we head into the next presidential election. Please scroll down, take action, and share with family and friends, too. Thank you for all you do, and here's the list => 1. Your Input Needed! What issues should Presidential candidates prioritize? BACKGROUND: You know. Moms know. We all know what’s happening in our families, our lives, ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-06-14By Karen Showalter
  • Celebrate Pride with Rainbow Snacks
    RAVIt shouldn’t take Pride Month to talk to our kids about the impact that LBGTQ people have had in our communities, country, and the world. But now’s as good a time as any, since this month the rainbow flags are flying high and proud, and you can’t scroll through your feed without seeing rainbow-themed t-shirts, layer cakes or hairstyles. I’m a mom, an activist, and a gardener, and my medium for sparking conversations is food. Food is used in nearly all gatherings as a means to bring people together, to celebrate! And what is more worthy of celebrating than love? We probably ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-06-14By Megan Grocki
  • Youth Collaboratory Accepting Applications Until July 1st
    For younger folks excited to build their civic power, Citizen University is accepting applications for their 2020 Youth Collaboratory cohort! The Youth Collaboratory is an exciting opportunity for 24 high school sophomores and juniors, who are passionate about civic engagement, to join this year-long program to strengthen civic literacy and network with civic leaders. Applications are due Monday, July 1st – so make sure to share with your networks and submit applications ASAP. You can read more about the Youth Collaboratory and how to apply in the post below, and find the original version of this information on Citizen University’s ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2019-06-14By Keiva Hummel
  • Recapping the Month: Ezra Klein, The Weave Project and more
    Ciaran O’Connor and John Wood, Jr. recap their recent journeys across the country discussing depolarization and reconciliation, Ciaran’s interview with Ezra Klein, the values that bind Americans and John’s feelings on Memorial Day. The post Recapping the Month: Ezra Klein, The Weave Project and more appeared first on Better Angels. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2019-06-13By Better Angels
  • I was one week away from not having childcare
    When I found out I was pregnant with my first child I thought I had plenty of time to find childcare. I was lucky enough to be able to take 12 weeks off from work so I wouldn't need childcare right away after the baby was born.  I was completely wrong.  No one told me that I needed to start looking for infant care before I even thought about getting pregnant.  I knew what to look for when it came to quality care because I work in the childcare field. I started calling around to different locations when I was ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-06-13By Billie Spears
  • Meet the Team: Corinne DeFrancisci
    Last year, I stood in front of a room full of people and told them about the many problems facing our democracy. This was the culmination of two years of work on my keystone project, a requirement for my honors program at the University of Maryland, and, notably, where I first came across FairVote. Able to do any project of my choosing, I embarked on the task of pointing out where the U.S. electoral system falls short of our democratic ideals and offering improvements. I didn’t want this work to end when I completed my project, and am thrilled that ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2019-06-13
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