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.

  • Dispatch: Some Thoughts from David Sable, and a Big Announcement for Braver Angels
    Last Wednesday, almost 350 Better Angels members tuned in to the April BA member meeting, where a well-kept secret was finally revealed. But before the big announcement, a special guest joined us to discuss the state of social media. David Sable, a former global CEO of Young & Rubicam, a marketing and communications consulting firm, who has been ranked a Top 20 Must-Know Global Influencer by LinkedIn, and as one of the Top 10 Most Generous Marketing Geniuses by Fast Company, addressed the prompt: “What is the problem with social media, and what can be done about it?”  Noting that ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-04-06By Greg Steinbrecher
  • How to Communicate the Chili Bowl Metaphor of American Identity
    In my previous article, I argued that the chili bowl should be America’s new national metaphor. I said that it strikes the right balance between individuality and commonality. A chili bowl has unique and identifiable ingredients, but it is still held together with a single sauce.  People can maintain their unique identities, while also having a strong common identity as an American. However, that article left various questions unanswered. What is in the chili bowl’s common sauce, and what actually ties us together as Americans? How should this chili bowl message be communicated to different audiences from different messengers? How ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-04-06By James Coan
  • Braver Angels Media- Writer’s Guidelines
    Welcome to Braver Angels Media, the opinion page of Braver Angels, where our writers explore themes of importance to our organization and community. We publish standalone pieces and frequent symposiums about civil discourse, civil society bridge-building, bipartisan common ground, the divides between American reds and blues, the work of depolarization, American culture and heritage and principles, and the polarizing issues of the day. We ask only that all our writers practice and exhibit the Braver Angels Way: State your views freely and fully, without fear. Speak as an individual, without claiming to speak for others. Engage your opponents’ best arguments, ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-04-06By Luke Nathan Phillips
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: New federal paid leave laws and what they mean for our families
    #coronavirus #paidleave #paidsickdays #covid19Washington StateNew, emergency paid leave laws went into effect on Wednesday, April 1st. This includes emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid family leave.  If you have a problem or want more information about your rights, our partners at A Better Balance have a free and confidential helpline at 1-833-NEED-ABB (633-3222). Many states also have free legal aid organizations that can also be a great resources for navigating these laws. Your state’s Attorney General’s website or state bar association website are good places to look for lists of these organizations.    1. Who is covered by this ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-04-06By Maggie Humphreys
  • Answers on Unemployment Insurance with SAG-AFTRA Pres. Gabrielle Carteris & NELP
    Editor's Note: This information is accurate as of today, 4/6/2020. These policies are continuing to evolve at the federal level, as well as at the state levels, and they may change, so please check back here on the MomsRising blog regularly for updated information. Got questions on unemployment insurance? Check out this podcast I just recorded with Gabrielle Carteris, the President of SAG-AFTRA (the screen actors’ union), about the Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available under the recently-passed CARES Act.  We go through the basics of UI and then concentrate particularly on those industries where it’s common for people to have a lot of different ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-04-06By Judy Conti
  • Calling On YOU!
    While our nation is in the throes of dealing with Covid-19, Take Back Our Republic is continuing the battle for the issues that concern citizens the most. In March of 2020, our dedicated volunteers hit an all-time record, making more than 3,500 calls to citizens all over the country to get their opinion on what issues are most important to them. Our goal is to continue to find out the issues that are important to you! Now more than ever, it is important for Americans to be heard. We are Calling on You to join us by signing up as ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-04-06By Justin Hill
  • Join NCDD and NCL’s Webinar on Social Distancing and Public Engagement
    NCDD is thrilled to announce a joint webinar with our partner, the National Civic League! This webinar takes place next Wednesday, April 15th at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific. Register today to reserve your spot! The webinar will feature Wendy Willis, Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and Larry Schooler, Director of Consensus Building and Community Engagement, CD&P.  Wendy and Larry will showcase strategies for virtual public engagement in this time of social isolation. This webinar will include information about leveraging government access television at all times, including this current time, to enhance the efforts of local government to connect ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2020-04-06By Courtney Breese
  • Introducing the Braver Angels Podcast
    /p> Better has become Braver. Ciaran O’Connor and John Wood, Jr. discuss the organization’s transformation, the need for courage in public life, the politics of the coronavirus, and the task of depolarization in the face of a national crisis, in a critical election year. Listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. The post Introducing the Braver Angels Podcast appeared first on Braver Angels. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-04-05By Ciaran O'Connor
  • How We’re Helping Weave Community During Crisis
    Big Tent Nation is proud to be a supporter and advocate for Listen First and the latest crucial initiative to bring Americans together: #WeavingCommunity during crisis.  ... (Read More)
    Source: Big Tent NationPublished on 2020-04-04
  • #5Actions You Can Take Right Now: Paid Leave, Protecting Incarcerated Loved Ones, and More
    Last week, the CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law. You can read our statement here. While there is still more work to be done, the CARES Act provides urgently-needed support to moms and working families, small businesses and the health care system.This week's actions are things you can do today to continue to help lift all moms and families.Thank you for taking action! 1. Tell Congress, we need the PAID Leave Act and we need it now!BACKGROUND: We need Congress to close the large loopholes in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by including the Providing Americans ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-04-03By Sue Anne Reed
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