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.

  • 3 reasons to come to our June 1st Oakland PBParty
    We are less than 10 days away from our June 1st celebration! Here are three reasons to come to our PBParty: You will connect with the participatory budgeting (PB) community. Our PBParty is a perfect way to connect with change-makers who are building real democracy in their communities. You will celebrate real democracy. Have fun, enjoy amazing food and drinks, and a party with friends new and old! Come enjoy food from Speck and Spaetzle and Chickpea Chick, and drinks from Downtown Wine Merchants and Drake’s Brewing Company—all donating food and drinks to support our first PBParty. You ... (Read More)
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2017-05-22By Ginny Browne
  • A Study on State Lobbying: Culture of Corruption Permeates Empire State
    In our study on lobbying, we go on quite the rabbit trail again this week as we look at a culture of corruption in New York. Like our most recent paper on the subject, we understand that we are being somewhat tangential. However, we continue to believe that loose laws and a culture where influence is held by the few leads to other problems. Consider one such example in the handling of stipends given to committee chairpersons. The system, which needs to be reconsidered even without this example of corruption, was recently openly abused. The New York Times authored a ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-05-22By Admin
  • A Study on State Lobbying: Culture of Corruption Permeates Empire State
    In our study on lobbying, we go on quite the rabbit trail again this week as we look at a culture of corruption in New York. Like our most recent paper on the subject, we understand that we are being somewhat tangential. However, we continue to believe that loose laws and a culture where influence is held by the few leads to other problems. Consider one such example in the handling of stipends given to committee chairpersons. The system, which needs to be reconsidered even without this example of corruption, was recently openly abused. The New York Times authored a ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-05-22By Admin
  • May Founding Member Call with Eliot Cutler
    Towards the end of May, Founding Members were welcomed to an exclusive call with Nick Troiano, executive director of the Centrist Project, Eliot Cutler, former gubernatorial candidate from Maine, and Joel Searby, senior strategist of the Centrist Project. ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-22
  • May Founding Member Call with Eliot Cutler
    Towards the end of May, Founding Members were welcomed to an exclusive call with Nick Troiano, executive director of the Centrist Project, Eliot Cutler, former gubernatorial candidate from Maine, and Joel Searby, senior strategist of the Centrist Project. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-22
  • Chad Peace, Attorney for the Independent Voter Project, Leads Discussion at Election Reform Gathering
    Last night, the newly-formed San Diegans for Election Reform held their first Election Reform Update. Chad Peace, attorney for the Independent Voter Project, brought the group up to speed on both the history of election law as well as current options for future election reform. The group had come prepared with thoughtful questions and a lively discussion ensued.  Watch the full video on the Independent Voter Project's YouTube page ... (Read More)
    Source: Independent Voter ProjectPublished on 2017-05-20
  • Apply for a $5,000 Campus Compact Mini-grant
    Over the past two years, longstanding political and social rifts in the United States have become deeper and more overtly hostile, embittering our already polarized public life. The purpose of the Fund for Positive Engagement is to catalyze experimental responses to challenges arising from this new climate. Through this fund, Campus Compact is offering mini-grants of $5,000 to campuses to enable small-scale, short-term experiments; reveal promising practices; and share what is learned from these innovation efforts across our network and beyond.   Fund for Positive Engagement Request for Proposals Deadline to Apply: July 14, 2017   The post Apply for ... (Read More)
    Source: All In ChallengePublished on 2017-05-19By Zaneeta Daver
  • Apply for a $5,000 Campus Compact Mini-grant
    Over the past two years, longstanding political and social rifts in the United States have become deeper and more overtly hostile, embittering our already polarized public life. The purpose of the Fund for Positive Engagement is to catalyze experimental responses to challenges arising from this new climate. Through this fund, Campus Compact is offering mini-grants of $5,000 to campuses to enable small-scale, short-term experiments; reveal promising practices; and share what is learned from these innovation efforts across our network and beyond.   Fund for Positive Engagement Request for Proposals Deadline to Apply: July 14, 2017   The post Apply for ... (Read More)
    Source: All InPublished on 2017-05-19By Zaneeta Daver
  • Apply for a $5,000 Campus Compact Mini-grant
    Over the past two years, longstanding political and social rifts in the United States have become deeper and more overtly hostile, embittering our already polarized public life. The purpose of the Fund for Positive Engagement is to catalyze experimental responses to challenges arising from this new climate. Through this fund, Campus Compact is offering mini-grants of $5,000 to campuses to enable small-scale, short-term experiments; reveal promising practices; and share what is learned from these innovation efforts across our network and beyond.   Fund for Positive Engagement Request for Proposals Deadline to Apply: July 14, 2017   The post Apply for ... (Read More)
    Source: All In ChallengePublished on 2017-05-19By Zaneeta Daver
  • Apply for a $5,000 Campus Compact Mini-grant
    Over the past two years, longstanding political and social rifts in the United States have become deeper and more overtly hostile, embittering our already polarized public life. The purpose of the Fund for Positive Engagement is to catalyze experimental responses to challenges arising from this new climate. Through this fund, Campus Compact is offering mini-grants of $5,000 to campuses to enable small-scale, short-term experiments; reveal promising practices; and share what is learned from these innovation efforts across our network and beyond.   Fund for Positive Engagement Request for Proposals Deadline to Apply: July 14, 2017   The post Apply for ... (Read More)
    Source: All InPublished on 2017-05-19By Zaneeta Daver
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