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.

  • Access to Homeopathy Threatened by Latest FDA Action
    Courtesy of the American Institute of Homeopathy The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a new guidance that could lead to the end of homeopathy in America in less than three months. The consequential action taken by the FDA involves the elimination of the administrative framework for homeopathy that the agency used for 30 years, one that allowed manufacturers of homeopathic remedies to thrive while ensuring the quality and purity of homeopathic medicines. We are referring to the withdrawal of Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) 400.400 which has served the industry and consumers well. Homeopathic medicines are now in ... (Read More)
    Source: Citizens.orgPublished on 2019-12-12By Citizens For Health
  • Fighting For Xiomara: A Mom’s Story
    fundraiserRAVdisabilityThis is the story of Elena Hung, longtime MomsRising supporter and co-founder of Little Lobbyists, an organization advocating for kids with complex medical needs and disabilities.*** I am Elena and I am a mom to two amazing kids who are the joy of my life. My daughter, Xiomara, was born with chronic medical conditions that affect her lungs, heart and kidneys. Her name — Xiomara — means “ready for battle.” She was born a fighter and taught me how to fight. Healthcare is the single most important issue to families like mine. I am terrified of what losing healthcare would ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-12-12By Anita
  • CMF Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Modernization Reforms
    Earlier this week, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress introduced legislation that would enact almost 30 bipartisan recommendations, including reforms on technology, human resources, professional development, and accessibility. ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2019-12-12
  • Executive Director John Pudner Featured in NewsMax
    NewsMax featured TBOR Executive Director’s opinion piece noting that in almost every case – Clinton voters support impeachment and all other voters do not. The only winners in the impeachment hearings to date are political consultants raking in contributions as the hearing stroke anger on both sides. Click here for the opinion piece. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2019-12-12By Justin Hill
  • Tell Trump Administration: DO NOT use taxpayer dollars for hateful discrimination!
    At any given time, there are about 443,000 children and youth in foster care in the United States. When my wife and I are ready to start a family, we plan to become foster parents and eventually, adoptive parents, to provide a safe, loving home for children that need one either temporarily or permanently. But the Trump Administration has other plans for us. Among other unacceptable proposals, they want to make it legal for foster care and adoption agencies that receive federal Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people and refuse to place foster children with us. ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-12-12By Sara Alcid
  • Maternal Health and Abortion Restrictions: How Lack of Access to Quality Care Is Harming Black Women
    Maternal Health and Maternal Mortality Nearly four million people give birth each year in the United States. They deserve to have healthy and safe pregnancies, and high-quality maternity care significantly benefits not only women but also infants and families. However, our country is facing a crisis around maternal health and mortality. Approximately 700 women die every year from pregnancy and birth, and an additional 50,000 experience a pregnancy complication so severe that they nearly die.  And even though about 3 in 5 pregnancy related deaths could be prevented, the maternal mortality rate has continued to rise with alarming speed. Maternal deaths are emblematic of ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-12-12By National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Democracy Beyond Ideas
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2019-12-11By PBPadmin
  • Community Takeaway: Molly Reed
    Student Molly Reed attended our Finding Common Ground on the New Cold War forum on November 19, 2019, at George Mason University to hear General David Petraeus and Ambassador Susan Rice discuss foreign policy at a time of rising international tension. Molly says events like these make her hopeful and optimistic that one day politicians can sit down and have a productive conversation like this one. Get her take.  Molly Reed on what she took away from our Finding Common Ground on the New Cold War event:     The post Community Takeaway: Molly Reed appeared first on Common ... (Read More)
    Source: Common Ground CommitteePublished on 2019-12-11By sasha
  • Test Ranked Choice Voting for Yourself with Innovative Poll
    Iowa and New Hampshire kick off the Democratic caucus and primary season in less than two months. Right after that comes all-important South Carolina, a crucial test for candidates to demonstrate strength within the black community. A new poll conducted by FairVote has the newest snapshot of the race there -- with an important twist: Ranked choice voting. Voters in most states—with the exception of Kansas, Hawaii, Alaska, and Wyoming—can only affirm their preference for a single candidate. But what if it didn’t have to be this way? What if voters weren’t forced to select only one candidate, but could instead ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2019-12-11
  • December Confab on Guns & Violence Now Available!
    We hosted our December Confab last week with presenters from National Issues Forums, Living Room Conversations, and Essential Partners. Each shared their resources for talking about one of the toughest topics in our communities today: guns and violence. This post contains links to the resources as well as a link to the recording of this event. Betty Knighton and Darla Minnich from the National Issues Forums Institute shared their Issue Advisory, How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in Our Communities?   The issue advisory outlines three potential options for addressing this issue and encourages the public to deliberate on these and potentially ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2019-12-11By Courtney Breese
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