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.

  • I Got Involved for My Son Javi
    The year my son Javier turned two, he and I spent a huge amount of time traveling around North Carolina and speaking to anyone who would listen about his healthcare needs.  Javi has Down syndrome, and along with that he has many co-occuring conditions, including two holes in his heart, kidney and gastrointestinal reflux, severe obstructive sleep apnea, and a floppy airway.   At that time, he did not have Medicaid coverage and my husband and I were relying on private insurance to help us access the care he needed to live a healthy and productive life.  Even with that insurance and the ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-09-23By Martha Chaires
  • Illinois Humanities Grantee Spotlight: Restore Justice
    Illinois Humanities-Funded Project: “Beyond County: Community Dialogues and Partnerships” Location: Chicago, IL Organization: Founded in 2015 by criminal justice reform advocates, those formerly incarcerated, and others, Restore Justice believes every human being deserves dignity, including those who have committed serious crimes. Restore Justice works toward a day when the criminal legal system in Illinois treats every case as an opportunity to heal individuals and communities. We advocate for fairness, humanity, and compassion throughout the system, with a primary focus on those affected by extreme sentences imposed in their youth.
    Restore Justice’s Executive Director Jobi Cates and Program Manger ... (Read More)
    Source: IHPublished on 2020-09-23By Tia Williams
  • The Congressional Innovation Fellowship Selections Process
    After an incredible three months of recruiting, we are thrilled to have 318 applicants for the Congressional Innovation Fellowship! We wanted to provide guidance as to how we move through the Selections Process. For the 2021 Fellowship, we will be following the same process as last year except that, due to COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted via video. Read below to learn more about the timeline and our Selections Process! We do our best to live our values as an organization, and primary among those are transparency and inclusion. Accordingly, we want to provide a window into the stages ... (Read More)
    Source: Tech CongressPublished on 2020-09-23By Brooke Hunter
  • The Congressional Innovation Fellowship Selections Process
    After an incredible three months of recruiting, we are thrilled to have 318 applicants for the Congressional Innovation Fellowship! We wanted to provide guidance as to how we move through the Selections Process. For the 2021 Fellowship, we will be following the same process as last year except that, due to COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted via video. Read below to learn more about the timeline and our Selections Process! We do our best to live our values as an organization, and primary among those are transparency and inclusion. Accordingly, we want to provide a window into the stages ... (Read More)
    Source: Tech CongressPublished on 2020-09-23By Aleena Khan
  • Executive Director John Pudner Quoted in Politico on Supreme Court Vacancy
    Yesterday TBOR Executive Director John Pudner discussed the Supreme Court vacancy in Politico, below is an excerpt from John’s comments. “It helps Republicans for one reason — they were losing,” said John Pudner, a Trump supporter who worked for Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney in 2012 and George W. Bush in 2000 and now leads Take Back Our Republic, a group that aims to use conservative solutions for political reform. “You want the story to change.” To read the politico story and John’s comments in their entirety click here ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-09-23By Justin Hill
  • The Accidental Anchor | Greta Van Susteren with Ciaran O’Connor & John Wood, Jr.
    Host of Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, and former host of Fox New’s On The Record, Greta Van Susteren has been one of the most visible anchors in American political media for many years. But how did Greta’s media career begin? And what did it have to do with a Toga party in 1976? Hear Greta recap her whipsaw career in broadcast journalism, her time at Fox News, the one time Roger Ailes told her what not to report, and weigh in with her thoughts on media bias and what it’s like to interview politicians in this special interview on The ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-09-23By Braver Angels
  • WATCH: How to Use the Common Ground Scorecard to Inform Your Vote
    Want more progress and less division in politics? See how our new Common Ground Scorecard can help you make change. We all need our government to work effectively – but it won’t unless we elect those with the capacity to reach across the aisle. That’s why we created the Common Ground Scorecard, a free mobile-friendly tool that helps voters of all parties evaluate how well your legislators are doing at listening, leading productive conversations and finding bipartisan points of agreement. Watch our short video tutorial to learn: How to find and evaluate your elected officials How to compare ... (Read More)
    Source: Common Ground CommitteePublished on 2020-09-23By Emily McFaul
  • NCDD Proud Partner of Online Facilitation Unconference – #OFU2020!
    NCDD is proud to be a partner of the Online Facilitation Unconference 2020 (#OFU2020), hosted by the Center for Applied Community Engagement LLC! Mark your calendars for October 19-25th, to join the 7th annual OFU event where attendees will have the opportunity to strengthen their virtual facilitation skills. FYI NCDD members can receive a 20% discount on tickets (see below for promo code)! We encourage you to read more about #OFU2020 in the post below and register here. In addition, you can get a teaser of some helpful civic tech tools for virtual engagement work at NCDD’s Online Engagement Summit ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2020-09-23By Isabella Guzman
  • Take Action in Honor of Justice Ginsburg on National Voter Registration Day
    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. Last week we lost a true feminist icon, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away at age 87. The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Justice Ginsburg became a prominent member of the Court’s liberal wing, and a champion for equality and women’s rights.  A Brooklyn native, Ginsburg was top of her law class at Columbia University but initially struggled to find a job ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2020-09-22By Kierra Powell
  • Make Sure Your (Mail-in) Ballot Counts
    Reposted from NonprofitVOTE.org. This will be an election like none other, but rest assured, it will go on. Thankfully, our democracy is resilient. We’ve held elections in wartime, during the Great Depression, and amidst the 2018 flu pandemic. We can do this! We will do this. However, central to holding a representative election safely amidst this pandemic is the dramatic expansion of mail-in voting.  To be clear, this is not a new, untested voting method. Our nation has allowed mail-in voting since the Civil War. As recently as the record-breaking 2018 election, 25% of all ballots cast nationwide were cast ... (Read More)
    Source: Bridge AlliancePublished on 2020-09-22
1 2 3 4 5 829