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.

  • 2020, the year of decades
    It’s been quite a year–a year of decades as one of the voters we spoke to said. But we’ve managed to get a lot done. Center for Civic Design in 2020Invitations to participation: modernizing access to voting and effective election administration during a pandemic For a few months, it was business as usual. We went to conferences run by NASED and the EAC. We ran workshops, kicked off the language access planning project, worked with the Pennsylvania Department of State to design their absentee ballot envelopes to meet the new rules under Act 77, and teamed up ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2021-01-20By Center for Civic Design
  • Constitutional Scholars Across the Political Spectrum Back Ranked Choice Voting
    The need to reform America’s democracy is a desire felt across the political spectrum. Pew Research’s polling from 2020 shows that more than three in five Americans think the government needs “very major” reform, up from about a third in the 1990s. The very electoral structures that Americans have used election cycle after election cycle continues to produce political dysfunction, underrepresent marginalized groups, and reward polarizing candidates that secure narrow pluralities of the vote even when they lack the support of the majority. The National Constitution Center convened a panel of pre-eminent constitutional scholars this past fall to study ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2021-01-20
  • ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge 2020 Highlights
    Source: All InPublished on 2021-01-20By Bryana Moore
  • ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge 2020 Highlights
    Source: All In ChallengePublished on 2021-01-20By Bryana Moore
  • Turning the Page on a New Chapter in American History
    At last we turn the page on an ugly chapter in American history. Now perhaps we can begin to talk about politics in positive terms again. While Joe Biden faces difficult challenges, and while his presidency will inevitably have shortcomings, I am hoping for the best. The post-progressive perspective I advocate is all about finding higher ground. And at this moment, President Biden is poised to take the first steps toward the higher cultural ground our nation needs. I’m rooting for his success! Share The post Turning the Page on a New Chapter in American History appeared first ... (Read More)
    Source: Institute for Cultural EvolutionPublished on 2021-01-20By Steve McIntosh
  • Where Do We Stand on the Brink of Inauguration?
    The election is over, the people have spoken.  This is where we would expect to find ourselves in the middle of January after a November election. But in 2021, many believe the election isn’t over and never will be, and in a way, that the voice of the people has been suppressed.  If we didn’t recognize already that we have a serious polarization problem in the U.S., the seditious violence on January 6  made it clear beyond a doubt. Now we also have a twice-impeached president in the space of 13 months with a still-vocal core of supporters. The ... (Read More)
    Source: Common Ground CommitteePublished on 2021-01-19By Thomas Lee
  • “What I Saw at the Capitol on January 6: Perspectives from Two Protestors”
    Braver Angels members Chrissy Koach and Tom Cook are Trump voters who were at the January 6 protests on Capitol Hill. They join Braver Angels co-founder David Lapp to share their first-hand accounts of that day, and their thoughts on how we can move forward together. Twitter: @braverangels www.braverangels.org The post “What I Saw at the Capitol on January 6: Perspectives from Two Protestors” appeared first on Braver Angels. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2021-01-19By Braver Angels
  • Tech & Innovation: Priorities for 2021 and Beyond
    By Jeffrey Westling, R Street Institute. Reposted from RStreet.org. With the pandemic forcing Americans online, the role that technological innovation and deployment play in promoting prosperity has never been more clear. As the new administration begins to prioritize different policy initiatives, technology policy must remain at the forefront. And while legislators may feel the impulse for broad regulatory reforms, targeted actions can better help industry bring services to consumers without some of the significant unintended consequences which may come with overbearing regulations. ... (Read More)
    Source: Bridge AlliancePublished on 2021-01-19
  • Sign now to support Biden’s COVID plan!
    “We not only have an economic imperative to act now, I believe we have a moral obligation. In this pandemic in America, we can not let people go hungry. We can not let people get evicted. We can not watch nurses, educators, and others lose their jobs, we so badly need them. We must act now and act decisively. My fellow Americans, the decisions we make in the next few weeks and months are going to determine whether we thrive in a way that benefits all Americans or that we stay stuck in a place where those ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2021-01-19By Hanna
  • TurboVote Release Notes — January 2021
    Release notes highlight our most recent product improvements and fixes, so that our partners stay informed about what’s new in TurboVote.  Accessibility Improvements on TurboVote TurboVote recently released new accessibility and design improvements, the first in a series of improvements that will move TurboVote closer to full WCAG 2.0 compliance. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are stable, referenceable technical standards that explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. These guidelines are organized around the following four principles, which lay the foundation necessary for anyone to access and use Web content. These guidelines ensure all ... (Read More)
    Source: Democracy WorksPublished on 2021-01-19By Mariah Ross
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