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.

  • Surviving After a Stillbirth
    In July 2011, we faced every expectant parents’ worst nightmare when when we learned that our unborn daughter had died. From the moment that I found out that Autumn was stillborn, my life drastically veered off course. I have since spent the past eight years trying to find my way back on track. I’ve often referred to this experience as my healing journey. But what I have come to realize recently is that this has not been a journey of healing but rather, a story of surviving. In the months following Autumn’s stillbirth I was inconsolable and completely devastated. I ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-01-14By Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya
  • John Pudner Talks Instant Runoffs On The Matha Zoller Show
    Earlier this morning Executive Director John Pudner was a guest on Georgia’s most conservative morning radio show with Martha Zoller. John talked about how instant runoffs help keep voter turnout high and save states millions of dollars in costly runoffs. To listen to the interview in its entirety click below. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-01-14By Justin Hill
  • Discount on Davenport Local Gov’t Certificate – Apply ASAP
    In case you missed it, NCDD member organization The Davenport Institute, in partnership with the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, is offering their next professional Certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government [non-academic] from February 7-9 in Malibu, CA. Excellent for anyone involved or working with local government, or in graduate school for local government/public policy. NCDD members receive a 20% discount off the tuition if you sign by tomorrow, January 15th, so make sure you register ASAP to receive this great benefit. They are accepting applications until the class is full, so sign up while you still can! ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2020-01-14By Keiva Hummel
  • Paid leave is a racial justice issue
    Washington StateSince 2013, Families of Color Seattle has worked to build a loving community for Black, Brown, and Indigenous families in Seattle. Our work has connected 3,000+ families through parent affinity groups, workshops, community events, and more. As an organization dedicated to supporting families of color in Seattle and beyond, we are thrilled that Washington is now home to one of the best paid family and medical leave programs in the nation.  Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program provides workers with up to 16 weeks of paid time off to welcome a new child to their family (through birth, ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-01-13By Christine Tang
  • Experiences of new citizens in American civic life
    When the team at the Center for Civic Design learned that there are about 11 million naturalized American citizens who are eligible but not voting, of course, we wondered what obstacles they face in taking part in civic life. So we spent a good chunk of 2019 listening to their stories: How they came to the U.S., what they were looking for, how they made lives for themselves and their families. We asked them what “community” meant to them and where they fit into it. We hoped to learn about needs around language access (we did), so we could ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2020-01-13By Christopher Patten
  • Shaping the Future of Energy in Murray County
    Murray County, situated in the southwestern corner of Minnesota, is no stranger to wind energy. Wind turbines have become a familiar part of the landscape. The county has used revenue to improve local infrastructure, and many landowners have received an additional stream of income from hosting a turbine. Still, more wind development is planned in… Keep Reading The post Shaping the Future of Energy in Murray County appeared first on Jefferson Center. ... (Read More)
    Source: Jefferson CenterPublished on 2020-01-13By Annie Pottorff
  • Quick signature: The American people deserve a fair impeachment trial!
    The evidence is clear: President Trump used taxpayer money and the promise of a meeting to try to obtain dirt from a foreign nation on a Democratic challenger in the 2020 elections for his own personal gain. After that, he obstructed Congress’ investigation into this abuse of power, blocking witnesses from testifying and ignoring Congressional subpoenas for documents. Now, the Republican leaders of the U.S. Senate are up to no good—refusing to agree to consider witnesses and documents during the trial, and some are even attempting to change the rules of the Senate in order to dismiss the articles of impeachment ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-01-13By Felicia Burnett
  • TBOR ED and 140 Others Attend Fulton County Breakfast
    Take Back Our Republic ED and Take Back Action Fund President John Pudner talked voter reform issues at a breakfast attended by 140 people Saturday morning in Fulton County, Georgia. The newest US Senator, Kelly Loeffler, and State Senate Pro Tem Jan Jones provided updates on the Capitol Hill and the State Capitol in Atlanta. Pudner also met with a local official later in the day regarding a potential measure to save localities and the state money through an election reform issue that would bring government closer to the people by allowing localities to opt-out of running costly runoffs. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-01-13By Justin Hill
  • Civil Rights Legend Patricia Stephens Due
    This very special event, “Created Equal: 60th Anniversary of the TLH Lunch Counter Sit-ins,” will highlight this important local civil rights history — what happened here changed the world — giving particular emphasis to the role played by Patricia Stephens Due, a FAMU student leader who spearheaded these 1960 protests through the local chapter of the Congress On Racial Equality (CORE). Patricia, who is arguably the most significant female civil rights leader after Rosa Parks, had her eyes badly damaged during one of these protests when a police officer shot off a tear gas canister in her direction (forcing Patricia to ... (Read More)
    Source: The Village SquarePublished on 2020-01-11By Liz Joyner
  • Sister Group TBAF Featured In AJC
    Yesterday Take Back Action Fund, the sister organization to Take Back Our Republic, had it’s Instant RUnoff proposal mentioned in the AJC. “The “instant runoff” proposal would require voters to rank candidates for office — first choice, second choice, thus eliminating the need for a second round of voting. The Take Back Action Fund is pushing the change, and has launched a scaled-down website promoting the instant runoff as a way to drive up turnout, reduce election costs and reduce the “spoiler effect” of a third-party candidate forcing overtime.  We’re also told an influential House GOP lawmaker is ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-01-10By Justin Hill
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