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.

  • Some Benefits of the Large Democratic Primary Field
    I’ve been moderating Better Angels workshops for around two years, and there are several experiences that have been consistent for me from one workshop to the next. Among these is listening to the conclusions that participants draw from their time with us. Without fail, at least one participant will mention how much closer the two sides are in their values and beliefs than they’d realized. But nearly as common is the realization that one’s own side has such a wide spectrum of belief, rather than the monolithic front that is often presented in the media narrative. Better Angels instructs workshop ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2019-08-19By Randy Lioz
  • All New #BreakingThrough: Rise Up!
    New on #BreakingThrough this week: we cover the growing (and winning!) movement for paid family/medical leave with Executive Director for Healthcare America, Margarida Jorge. We also discuss how important it is that we all fight to protect access to healthcare and affordable medicine including via  There’s a tremendous update on a breaking news win; and we also get the inside scoop from Kamilah Tisdale of Advocates for Youth about the important movement to #ProtectTransHealth in a time when the Trump Administration is ridiculously and harmfully rolling back anti-discrimination laws.  *This week's special guests include:  Former US Ambassador to ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-08-19By Amber Dorsey
  • 2019 Milwaukie Citizens Jury
    For the Milwaukie Citizens Jury, citizen panelists will consider this question: “Should Milwaukie City Council members be paid more than their current volunteer stipend? If so, how much should Council members be compensated?” Citizens Juries are professionally facilitated and follow a detailed format to ensure fairness, objectivity, and productivity.  Citizen panelists will meet on August 10, 11, 17, 18, and 19 at Clackamas Community College – Harmony Campus (7726 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie OR 97222). The Citizens Jury will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 10, 11, 17, and 18, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2019-08-19By Kelly Coates
  • Trump Public Charge Rule Will Put Food, Housing, Health Care for Millions at Risk
    “It is simply a lie for the Trump administration to claim that the public charge rule released today is about promoting self-sufficiency among immigrant families. This rule is designed to wage war on immigrants by weaponizing health, housing, nutrition and other essential programs that allow hardworking moms and families to thrive. Forcing families to choose between the services they need and the families they love is short-sighted, cruel, dangerous and simply unacceptable. “By putting admission to the United States and green cards at risk if an immigrant’s family uses Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), or Section 8 rent ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-08-19By MomsRising
  • The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois.
      The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois. “Converting campaign cash into personal funds is one of many ways that big-donor money gets between ordinary people and the elected officials who are supposed to represent them. It’s part of a web of dark money and flabby regulation that undermines democracy in Illinois.” To read the article in its entirety click here. The post The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois. appeared first on Take Back Our Republic. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2019-08-19By Admin
  • Civic Saturday – Powell Butte
    Join us in beautiful Central Oregon on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as we gather together to be in community with our fellow citizens, while reflecting on what our democracy means to us. The theme of this Civic Saturday is “Belonging & Homecoming”. Civic Saturday is designed to be a civic ritual — a place to nurture a spirit of shared civic purpose, to connect with others while exploring our differences and commonalities, and finding inspiration in a civic gathering that is positive and joyful especially in these times of ever-increasing divides. We’ll gather as friends and strangers to ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2019-08-16By Kelly Coates
  • Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 16, 2019
    Summer is heading towards a close, and school and legislatures alike will soon be back in session. As we've seen, we can't take a break when it comes to speaking out about issues affecting our families and communities. THANK YOU to all who added their name to our urgent calls to action around family separation and gun safety this past week. Tens of thousands of us spoke out, and never fear: we are making progress. We need to keep the pressure on. Please see this week's list of our top 5 Actions below, and be sure you've added your name ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-08-16By Karen Showalter
  • A Moment to Speak Out for Children
    Long time child advocate and former deputy assistant secretary for early childhood development, Joan Lombardi, urges us all to step up efforts to stand up for children. It seems like every day we hear disturbing news about children facing violence in their communities, being separated from their parents during immigration raids or border actions, hearing hate speech in the news and beyond…when will it stop? This current crisis is on top of the fact that one out of five young children are growing up in poverty, too many families face food and housing insecurity, and new parents celebrate the joy ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-08-15By Joan Lombardi
  • To Depolarize or Not to Depolarize with Julie Kohler
    Julie Kohler, author of the Washington Post article “How Calls to ‘Love Your Enemies’ Enforce the Status-Quo,” joins Ciaran and John for a back and forth about her own past critiques of Better Angels, the proper place of empathy in political life, and the importance of depolarization to preserving the possibility for political progress in the long run. Julie is a senior advisor for the Democracy Alliance, a progressive donor network. She has a Ph.D. in family social science and writes frequently on women and politics. You can find her on Twitter @juliekkohler1. The post To Depolarize or ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2019-08-15By Better Angels
  • PB2 Results are in!
    Every year PBP donors join together and do a PB process of our own – deciding together on how to spend a portion of the PBP budget for the year. It’s a PB process for PBP, PB2! Every year, PBP supporters from across the country vote online and in person by becoming donors on a PB process of our own. Donors propose projects and decide together how to spend a portion of the PBP budget. The project proposals this year were amazing, but ultimately the four projects below were the winners. Support for Youth Board Members earned 65 votes. ... (Read More)
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2019-08-15By PBPadmin
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