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 Work of Unity – A Braver Response to COVID-19
    Do not be ashamed of being afraid. Many of us in the United States at this moment are fearful. We may or may not be afraid for ourselves as individuals—but we fear for our loved ones and we fear for our country. That was true for many of us before the pandemic. It is strikingly true now. In the blink of an eye our lives have changed in this country in dramatic fashion. But there is a way for us to adapt to this change without succumbing to our understandable fear. We can demonstrate a braver response at the advent ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-04-08By John Wood, Jr.
  • Liberal, Conservative? Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to?
    I recently came across a post on my Facebook page via a friend (a Blue) that linked to a blog post by a writer named Lori Gallagher Witt. Apparently, this post found its way to my feed through a viral sharing on Twitter by some well-known celebrities, the film director and actor Ron Howard among them. I clicked through and read the blog post, which was an open letter in the form of a manifesto of how Ms. Witt defined herself as “liberal.” I was immediately struck by how little of it defined liberal ideology from any other ideology. It ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-04-08By Michael Harrington
  • Last time we were introduced to the Peace Officer concept by Lisa Broderick, who leads Police2Peace. Today we learn from Sheriff Lott of Richland County how he’s implementing the Peace Officer program and what impact it’s had. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott leads one of the largest sheriff’s departments in the southeastern United States. Often referred to as “America’s Law Enforcement Agency,” the near 1,000-employee Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) is one of the regularly featured law-enforcement agencies on the A&E television series LIVE PD, and is the only which has been with the program since it first aired ... (Read More)
    Source: ReConsiderPublished on 2020-04-08By Erik Fogg
  • The COVID Relief Bill – Why, How, and What
    A stimulus bill just got passed. Is it the right bill? What the heck happens with that $2T and what are the consequences? Erik and Xander take a crack. Our Totally Unabridged Notes (enjoy) Source:   UP FRONT: NOT FINANCE/TAX/ACCOUNTING ANYTHING ADVICE. THERE’S A LOT IN HERE TALK TO YOUR ADVISOR IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO YOUR OWN SITUATION.    China Covid numbers Almost no way these numbers are reliable. China has a well-established history of faking statistics of all sorts for political purposes. Beyond this, China also has historical difficulty in actually collecting accurate ... (Read More)
    Source: ReConsiderPublished on 2020-04-08By Erik Fogg
  • Scaling-up voting by mail for the 2020 elections
    When there are big changes in elections, they sometimes come with years of careful planning, public discussion, and voter outreach. And then there is this year. Faced with the challenge of running safe elections in the uncertainty of a pandemic, election officials are pulling off a move to running a vote-by-mail election in a few months – or even a few weeks.  A little help from your design friends Scaling up voting by mail is a work in progress for everyone. For some election offices,  moving to voting by mail is a big change for voters and election procedures. For others, ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2020-04-07By Center for Civic Design
  • Midwives on the front lines of COVID-19
    Midwives are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether serving in hospitals, birth centers, or homes, midwives are providing essential health care. Midwives are experiencing a sharp increase in demand for their care in community birth settings: homes and freestanding birth centers. Community birth in a pandemic supports the need to reduce the spread of disease through social distancing while preserving much-needed hospital capacity for lifesaving care of COVID-19 patients.   Unfortunately, the successful campaign to eradicate midwifery in the U.S. 100 years ago has persistent repercussions today. The continued marginalization (and in some states, criminalization) of midwifery has ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-04-07By Tamara Wrenn
  • COVID-19 Tips, Actions for Families and Childcare Providers
    First, let me say that I hope this note finds you and the ones you love safe and healthy. I also want you to know ZERO TO THREE is here for you and everyone who cares about the health and well-being of babies and toddlers. Our work together, on behalf of the youngest among us, is far too important to stop during this time. This global pandemic calls for us to be intentional and more creative about staying connected, focusing on our well-being, and sharing ways to help. ZERO TO THREE is here with the expert advice, learning opportunities, and support ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-04-07By Matthew Melmed
  • Take Action During Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    Each week the AIT community receives #TakeActionTuesday with tips for creating impactful change in their community and beyond. From new online tools, to pending policy updates, subscribe today to make sure you don’t miss these action-oriented recommendations. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and advocates and organizations are taking action to ensure that the needs of all sexual violence survivors are understood and addressed throughout (and beyond) the global challenges created by COVID-19.  In the US, an estimated one in three women has experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Since the onset of the COVID-19 Crisis, reports of domestic violence have dramatically ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2020-04-07By Priya Elangovan
  • The State of PB During COVID-19
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2020-04-07By PBPadmin
  • Webinar Recap: Voting Rights and Support for People with Felony Convictions
    Thanks to all who could join our March 31 webinar “Voting Rights and Support for People with Felony Convictions” Special thanks to Jon Sherman, Senior Counsel at Fair Elections Center and Samuel Gross from Revive My Vote for sharing their knowledge and expertise.WEBINAR MATERIALS:Please feel free to download the PowerPoint and watch the webinar on Nonprofit VOTE’s YouTube channel. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: You can check out our newest blog post on the topic here: And our go-to resource on supporting people with felony convictions here: The post Webinar Recap: Voting Rights and Support for People with Felony Convictions appeared first on Nonprofit Vote. ... (Read More)
    Source: Nonprofit VotePublished on 2020-04-07By James Hill
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