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.

  • New Report Published on Modernizing Congress
    NCDDer Lorelei Kelly recently published a new report called, Modernizing Congress: Bringing Democracy into the 21st Century, which was developed in support with the Democracy Fund and the Beeck Center, an experiential hub at Georgetown University. Here is an excerpt from the summary – “Modernizing Congress lays out a plan to accelerate this institutional progress. It scopes out the challenge of including civic voice in the legislative and deliberative process. It then identifies trusted local information intermediaries who could act as key components of a modern knowledge commons in Congress. You can read more in the post below and find ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2019-08-15By Keiva Hummel
  • Brand New Risers Radio: Speaking Out!
    We have a brand new episode of #BreakingThrough this week and another awesome panel of guests. Join us as we talk with author and speaker Tim Wise on how to counteract white nationalism and white supremacy. Vice president of Gun Violence Prevention at American Progress, Chelsea Parsons joins the panel with tips on how to make a difference to end gun violence. And we’ll also cover why being part of the US Census is incredibly helpful  with Lizette Escobedo (Have follow up questions about participating in the US Census? Call the NALEO hotline: 877-352-3676) There’s also a great discussion led ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-08-14By Amber Dorsey
  • U.S. Soccer: STOP lobbying against equal pay!
    Take Action!We’re calling a red card on the U.S. Soccer Federation! Why? It’s bad enough that they don’t pay the national men’s and women’s soccer teams equally, but now they have hired not one, but two (!!!) lobbying firms to actively lobby against equal pay on Capitol Hill.  → Tell the U.S. Soccer Federation: STOP lobbying against equal pay for the U.S. Women’s National Team! Our jaws dropped when we saw the news that the U.S. Soccer Federation hired two Washington, DC lobbying firms to counter the U.S. Women’s National Team’s justified claims that they are paid less than players ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-08-14By Sara Alcid
  • Swiss town tests citizen panel to help voters analyse information
    From swissinfo.ch: The municipality of Sion in southwestern Switzerland is planning a participative democracy experiment, first tried out in the US state of Oregon, that places randomly selected locals on a citizen panel in the lead up to national referendums. Various inhabitants of the canton Valais municipality will be asked to form a citizen panel that will prepare a report on one of the issues to be put to vote next February 9. The group discussions are to take place this November and will last four days. The experiment, which is directly inspired by the Citizens’ Initiative Review introduced in the ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2019-08-14By News Source
  • New Poll: Majority of Voters Do Not Think a Woman Candidate Can Beat Trump 
    New Poll: Majority of Voters Do Not Think a Woman Candidate Can Beat Trump  NEW YORK, NY, Aug. 15, 2019 – The findings of a recent national survey conducted by All In Together, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing women’s civic leadership, and GBAO, a Washington DC based strategic consulting and polling firm, reflects 1,000 registered voters’ feelings towards the 2020 election and state of the country. The survey found that although many voters are confident in a Democrat’s ability to beat Trump, the majority of both men and women are less confident if the nominee is a woman. Voters Do ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2019-08-14By Priya Elangovan
  • New Poll: Majority of Voters Do Not Think a Woman Candidate Can Beat Trump 
    New Poll: Majority of Voters Do Not Think a Woman Candidate Can Beat Trump  NEW YORK, NY, Aug. 15, 2019 – The findings of a recent national survey conducted by All In Together, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing women’s civic leadership, and GBAO, a Washington DC based strategic consulting and polling firm, reflects 1,000 registered voters’ feelings towards the 2020 election and state of the country. The survey found that although many voters are confident in a Democrat’s ability to beat Trump, the majority of both men and women are less confident if the nominee is a woman. Voters ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2019-08-14By Priya Elangovan
  • Preventing, Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences
    Co-authored by Shadi Houshyar, Ph.D.Denisse SanchezSinsi Hernández-CancioNoelle Thompson As a nation, it is critical to our collective future that we ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Yet early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma are erecting lifelong barriers for many children, jeopardizing their healthy development, their ability to self-actualize, and their long-term well-being. The evidence is clear that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are widespread, and have dramatic, detrimental, and lasting effects on the health and wellbeing of children that can persist into adulthood. While ACEs can affect children of all backgrounds, data shows that exposure to ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-08-14By Sinsi Hernández-Cancio
  • Ocasio-Cortez and Cruz’s dialogue shows common ground isn’t just for moderates
    Common Ground Committee co-founder, Erik Olsen, shares his thoughts and views on two of the countries current most polarizing political figures Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and  Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) coming together through an unlikely dialogue and shows how common ground can be found between both sides of the aisle. You can find this article in The Hill and below The week of May 27, 2019, seemed like a typical one for U.S. political discourse. Fox News Host Sean Hannity accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of being “full of crap” while a columnist for the Nation referred to President ... (Read More)
    Source: Common Ground CommitteePublished on 2019-08-14By sasha
  • All In Together’s National Survey Results on Political Engagement
    All In Together’s National Survey Results All In Together’s Recent Survey Show Fears Of Political Division, While Many Are Also Motivated By Opposition To Trump This page reflects the findings of a national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters conducted by GBAO, a polling and strategic consulting firm, on behalf of All In Together. The poll was conducted August 2-6, 2019, via online panel, and is subject to a +/- 3.1 percentage point margin of error at the 95 percent confidence level. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT View the Press Release Key Findings People feel our political divisions have gotten worse. Trump ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2019-08-14By Priya Elangovan
  • All In Together’s National Survey Results on Political Engagement
    All In Together’s National Survey Results All In Together’s Recent Survey Show Fears Of Political Division, While Many Are Also Motivated By Opposition To Trump This page reflects the findings of a national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters conducted by GBAO, a polling and strategic consulting firm, on behalf of All In Together. The poll was conducted August 2-6, 2019, via online panel, and is subject to a +/- 3.1 percentage point margin of error at the 95 percent confidence level. Download the Full Report View the Press Release Key Findings People feel our political divisions have gotten worse. Trump ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2019-08-14By Priya Elangovan
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