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.

  • Helping voters make healthy choices
    Keeping up with all the changes in elections this year has been… let’s say exciting as states work to make sure everyone can vote safely during the COVID-19 crisis. Center for Civic Design joined We Can Vote, American Public Health Association (APHA), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) to create to add advice from public health experts to up-to-date information about voting options and rules. For voters deciding whether to vote in person or online, the site lays out the options to help voters make the ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2020-10-12By Center for Civic Design
  • Joy of Voting Youth Video Contest Open Until October 23rd
    Everyday Democracy, an NCDD member org, announced they are hosting a Joy of Voting Youth Video Challenge and submissions are being accepted until Friday, October 23rd. This contest is an opportunity for youth, ages 14-25, to submit a short video on the importance of voting, and which issues being voted on during Election Day, are the most impactful for their communities and our democracy. Please note, that submissions are limited to residents of Connecticut or those students enrolled at a Connecticut school. Read more about the contest requirements below and find the original posting here. Everyday Democracy Announces Joy of ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2020-10-12By Isabella Guzman
  • David French on How to Prevent a Civil War
    David French, Senior Editor of The Dispatch, has a new book called “Divided We Fall” about why America is so polarized, how it could tilt into civil war, and ways we can stop that from happening. On this episode of the Braver Angels Podcast, he talks to Ciaran O’Connor and Greg Steinbrecher about his book, how and why polarization has gotten so bad, and what our government and we the people can do to make things better. He also explains why everyone is too quick to blame the media for our problems, and touches on some current events like the ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-10-09By Braver Angels
  • Rest in power, Monica Roberts
    LGBTQ+transgenderMonica Roberts, the original TransGriot, just passed away. She was an absolute titan. In the early blogging days I heard about her pioneering work, telling stories of people that hardly anyone was even thinking about at the time, especially online. She received a lifetime achievement award at the Creating Change conference that I attended in January this year in her home state of Texas, where she was very well known and respected in politics as well as the queer community. At the conference there was always a flock of people around her. Everyone knew who she was and adored her. ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-10-09By ruby
  • FairVote Webinar Rewind: Redefining representation for American Voters
    On Thursday, October 1, FairVote hosted the third webinar in our Fall series about The Future of American Elections. The topic of the webinar was “Redefining representation for American voters.” FairVote Senior Communications Fellow David Daley hosted the event. He was joined by former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and Harvard professor Danielle Allen, who serves as Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Both panelists are serving as honorary co-chairs for the campaign to pass Question 2 to adopt ranked choice voting (RCV) in Massachusetts. Throughout their conversation, the panelists discussed how many modern American problems, such as ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2020-10-09
  • Review the Week: #BlockBarret, Love Languages, Fire & Fear [Oct. 9, 2020]
    ICYMI: The MomsRising community is craving love, kindness, freedom from fear, and RELIEF. Together, we have the power to make all of these possible...for so many more Americans. In that spirit, check out these MomsVote posts that you loved, liked, shared or might have missed for the week ending Oct. 9, 2020. 1. INSTAGRAM: The 5 Love Languages We fight hate, and move toward a brighter future, with love. Especially in an election as important as this.  So it is no surprise that the MomsRising community LOVED this graphic, released just in time for the vice president debate on Wednesday, on both Facebook ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-10-09By Kerri Karvetski
  • Assuming Democracy: Adam Says Hello
    After too many years working in the advertising industry as a Creative Director, one day I came to the liberating conclusion that I no longer wanted to sell people things they didn’t need. This reluctant admission was instantly followed by a life-changing question: what if I take the skills I have for selling people stuff they don’t need, and use them to sell people stuff they do need, like a stake in their world and a claim on their democracy?  So, I defected from advertising and got busy working to persuade people that democracy matters. In my own small way, I ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2020-10-08By Adam Klugman
  • Radio interview this morning caps 4-State Western Tour
    TBOR initial invite months ago to attend the Vice Presidential Debate at the University of Utah was scuttled by Covid-19 shutting down the audience. However, our ED traveled 800 miles in less than a week leading up to last night’s VP debate, ending with this morning’s interview airing on KNEB throughout Nebraska and two other states this morning. While Clark Caras and Jessica Murphy in our Utah office continued their great work, the tour included Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. Descriptions of some of the key meetings and events continue below the photos from the four states this past week. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-10-08By Justin Hill
  • Planning to Vote by Mail in North Carolina?
    There’s no wrong way to vote this year, in-person during early voting, in-person on Election Day, or voting by mail. If you are planning to vote by mail in North Carolina, please follow these steps to make sure your vote gets counted!  Request and return your ballot ASAP  Seal the ballot within the envelope Sign your name where indicated (where it says Step 2) on the return envelope Almost any adult can be your witness. Have your witness sign AND write their FULL home address (street, city, state, zip) on the return ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-10-08By Jessica Burroughs
  • Culture vs Race: A Polemical Take
    Race, to all people who use the term correctly, is a matter of a few easily observed physiological characteristics: the color of your skin, the texture of your hair, and the shape of a few extremities . . . But there is no scientific correlation between those physical features and behavior. The only correlation comes from the conditioning of the consciousness—and that is not the same thing as race. Consciousness and race just don’t correlate. —Albert Murray Introduction The meme of race is like a dead virus, brought alive by the vulnerability of those it feeds upon, attacking ... (Read More)
    Source: Institute for Cultural EvolutionPublished on 2020-10-07By Greg Thomas
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