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.

  • SIGN To Tell Congress: “Repeal the #TrumpTaxScam!
    After two years, the evidence is in. President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka the Trump Tax Scam) has made things much worse by exacerbating income and wealth inequality with the vast majority of the tax cuts going to the richest 1% and big corporations. ***SIGN OUR LETTER calling on the U.S. Congress to repeal the Trump Tax Scam and instead pass tax policies that boost our families and our economy! President Trump and his sub-group of cronies in Congress are balloning the national debt and using their $2 trillion in tax cuts as an excuse to try and ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-12-10By Elyssa Koidin Schmier
  • Community Takeaway: Marisol Maddox
    Student Marisol Maddox 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. Marisol gained more faith from our event that even with the current impeachment hearings and trials, conversations between parties can be had – and common ground can be found.  Marisol Maddox on what she took away from our Finding Common Ground on the New Cold War event:     The post Community Takeaway: Marisol Maddox appeared first on ... (Read More)
    Source: Common Ground CommitteePublished on 2019-12-10By sasha
  • Join us in Celebrating Our NY Change Makers!
      Mr. O’Brien’s class from the High School for Law, Advocacy, and Community Justice celebrates their Class Change Maker award for their work to address the school to prison pipeline. We are inspired by how Civics Day shines a spotlight on the incredible student leaders emerging across New York, as well as the incredible community of champions who support their learning and civic leadership. Join us in celebrating the many stars of our fall 2019 Civics Day in New York! STUDENT CHANGEMAKERS Levon Thomas Theater Arts Production Company School, ... (Read More)
    Source: Generation CitizenPublished on 2019-12-10
  • Navigate the News Cycle
    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. An important part of being civically engaged is learning to navigate the news cycle and stay informed on the issues that matter most to you. Yet, it is easy to become overwhelmed when deciding which news sources to rely on and which stories to follow. In a time when more than 50% of Americans receive their news from social media and only 41% of Americans ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2019-12-10By Priya Elangovan
  • What Will It Take to Be A Leader?
    Reposted from Future500.org. (Editor's Note: "CSR" means Corporate Social Responsibility and "ESG" means Environmental, Social, and Governance) Stakeholder expectations are evolving faster than you can say “planetary boundary.” Here’s where corporate sustainability could be headed next. Earlier this month, we hosted a group of senior corporate sustainability leaders in Portland for our bi-annual Corporate Working Group. At the two-day meeting, members of our Corporate Affinity Network exchanged insights with their peers on pressing sustainability trends and spoke candidly with the activists and funders that are advancing those trends. One key question kept coming up in our conversations: What does corporate ... (Read More)
    Source: Bridge AlliancePublished on 2019-12-10
  • New FairVote Analysis of South Carolina Poll
    On December 9, FairVote sponsored a YouGov ranked choice voting poll of 400 likely South Carolina Democratic primary voters.  The FairVote/YouGov poll provided survey respondents with more opportunities to explain their relative support of candidates than typically provided in campaign polls released to the public. Most importantly, we invited respondents to rank up to 10 of the 18 Democratic candidates then seeking election in order of preference, with a separate opportunity to rank the five frontrunners at that time: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg.  The findings are revealing. The interactive tools on our website ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2019-12-10
  • States Can Boost WIC, Improve Outcomes for Low-Income Women, Young Children
    State policymakers can do more to ensure that low-income women and young children participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Just over half of those eligible currently participate, despite WIC’s well-documented role in improving birth, diet, health, and developmental outcomes. By streamlining enrollment and improving services, states can make it easier for families to enroll and stay enrolled as their children grow. WIC’s benefits include reductions in childhood obesity, new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agriculture Department confirm. Obesity for 2- to 4-year-old WIC participants fell from 15.9 percent in 2010 to ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-12-10By Zoe Neuberger
  • Building Resilience and Minimizing Burnout
    Earlier this year, CMF hosted a "Life in Congress" Webinar titled "Strengthening Emotional Well-Being and Personal Resilience." The webinar provided insightful, expert guidance to congressional staff on how to strengthen your well-being and resilience and more effectively manage stress and personal safety concerns. Below are three essential pieces of advice to confront burnout head on. ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2019-12-09
  • Your Signature Needed on the Week’s Top 5 Actions! 12/6/2019
      It's the last month of the year, and of the decade. Wow. While time may go quickly, our movement to demand an economy that works for women and families will have lasting, enduring impact. And it's built by the individual actions of fired-up people like you. Please scroll down for our latest list of top actions, and be sure you've added your name to all. Once you do, share this list with family and friends. Thank you! => 1. Call Your U.S. Representatives NOW To Tell Them: Support H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act! BACKGROUND: ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-12-09By Karen Showalter
  • QUICK ACTION NEEDED to support immigrant families!
    Take Action!The U.S. Congress will only be in D.C. for a few more days. And while the media is focusing on the very important impeachment proceedings, there is another incredibly important action Congress must take before the holidays: Passing a federal budget so the government doesn’t shut down (again!). This is a critical time to tell Congress to invest in our children and families, not to use our hard-earned tax dollars to fund the separation and incarceration of immigrant children and families and to build a harmful wall. ***Take action now!! Send a letter to your local paper calling on ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-12-09By Elyssa Koidin Schmier
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