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.

  • Take the ‘Afterschool for All’ Challenge Today
    In Washington, DC today, I’m joining hundreds of moms, kids, community and business leaders, educators and others to walk the halls of Congress to urge our elected representatives to stand up for afterschool programs. Afterschool and summer learning programs are vital to our families and communities. I speak from experience, not just as the executive director of the Afterschool Alliance, but as a mom whose daughters benefited from a host of afterschool enrichment opportunities ranging from music theater to computer programming throughout their time in school. Even though reams of research prove how effective afterschool programs are at keeping ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-06-11By Jodi Grant
  • Listen to Confab Recording on Using Slack for Democratic Movement Building
    We had a wonderfully engaging call last Thursday to learn more about the capabilities of using the collaborative platform, Slack, to further connect the D&D field and growing Democracy Movement. The call was co-hosted with our friends at the Bridge Alliance who discussed a new effort launched recently on the platform called the Democracy Movement Slack Forum and gave us a preview of the new space. If you weren’t able to join the call, we encourage you to listen to it now! We were joined by Walt Roberts who gave the 45 participants on the call a quick tour of ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2019-06-11By Keiva Hummel
  • 6/10/19 – Schools Monitoring Social Media to Prevent School Shootings
    socialnetworking.procon.org - Schools are beginning to monitor social media more closely in an attempt to prevent school shootings. ... (Read More)
    Source: ProCon.orgPublished on 2019-06-10
  • Sign your name to support the Affordable Care Act!
    Every parent knows that feeling… an ominous silence from the other room where you know the kids are playing—and you’re sure that they are up to no good. Well, there is an eerie lack of yammering in Congress about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that’s because the Trump Administration and fellow Republicans have taken a new, quieter approach to attacking the law by trying to undermine it in the courts. But moms can’t be fooled! *Quick signature: Tell President Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and State Attorneys General who are plaintiffs in the Texas v. United States case ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-06-10By Felicia Burnett
  • One state could reshape campaign finance, ethics debate
    In the 2020 race for president, South Carolina will, once again, be the place that narrows the field from survivors – those who can simply carry on from Iowa and New Hampshire – to real competitors capable of running national campaigns for their party’s nomination. However, with the ever-expanding race on the Democratic side, the feel could be significantly different than even the massive 2016 Republican field. With the number of candidates likely to reach at least the mid-twenties, South Carolina Democrats will see far more survivors reach their state than the six their Republican counterparts saw in 2016. And ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2019-06-10By Admin
  • Democracy depends on preserving the rules of discourse
    We, as Americans, cherish the freedom and right to disagree—which we do, often deeply about important issues that need resolution. But polarization undermines that freedom by tightening prejudices rather than opening thought, thus diminishing the chances for finding resolutions and moving forward.  So while polarization may feel like a righteous champion of freedom and right, it is in fact just the opposite—a stick jammed in the ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2019-06-10By Greg Munford
  • For Women, and for Choice
    Photo Credit: Luke Phillips Better Angels Dispatch, by Brianna Johnson Editor’s note: In the wake of various public controversies over the question of abortion, Better Angels’s media team is publishing a pair of pro-life and pro-choice pieces on abortion. This is the pro-choice piece. Neither piece represents the official views of Better Angels as an organization; they are meant, rather, to demonstrate civil and depolarizing, yet passionate and well-argued, discourse on issues of extreme importance to our country. -LNP I was originally convinced to become pro-choice by third trimester abortions. Not the “just changed my mind the day before delivery” abortions ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2019-06-09By Better Angels
  • For Women, and for Life
    Photo Credit: Luke Phillips Better Angels Dispatch, by Nayeli L. Riano Editor’s note: In the wake of various public controversies over the question of abortion, Better Angels’s media team is publishing a pair of pro-life and pro-choice pieces on abortion. This is the pro-life piece. Neither piece represents the official views of Better Angels as an organization; they are meant, rather, to demonstrate civil and depolarizing, yet passionate and well-argued, discourse on issues of extreme importance to our country. -LNP The legal right to an abortion has reentered American public discourse after the recent, restrictive laws passed in Georgia and ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2019-06-09By Better Angels
  • John Wood, Jr. speaks at the Aspen Institute’s #WeaveThePeople 2019
    John Wood, Jr. delivers the keynote speech on day one of the Weave the Social Fabric Project conference, on race and the power of love as a social value to transcend our divides. The post John Wood, Jr. speaks at the Aspen Institute’s #WeaveThePeople 2019 appeared first on Better Angels. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2019-06-08By John Wood, Jr.
  • #5Actions: Special Gun Safety Edition
    Today, June 7, is #WearOrange National Gun Violence Awareness Day.With the tragic mass shooting in Virginia Beach just last weekend (and the seemingly daily parade of gun violence headlines in both local and national news), it often feels like every day is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Indeed, gun violence takes some 40,000 lives every year in our country. That’s why it’s so important to build the gun safety movement to get our leaders to finally find real solutions.So this week, in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we are dedicating all of our #5Actions to gun safety.To start, ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2019-06-07By Gloria Pan
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