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.

  • How to Effectively Engage Lawmakers at Town Hall Meetings
    (The following blog was posted on NPEngage.com hosted by CQ/Roll Call - May 25, 2017) Town hall meetings held by Members of Congress in 2017 have been one part theater, two parts protest, and usually three parts crazy. Normally about 20 to 40 constituents attend the average town hall meeting held by a House member. But with the new administration, citizens have been showing up to them in the hundreds or even the thousands. The media has focused on those meetings which are most raucous. (Why cover an event where an elected official and constituents have a calm conversation on ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-05-25
  • How to Effectively Engage Lawmakers at Town Hall Meetings
    (The following blog was posted on NPEngage.com hosted by CQ/Roll Call - May 25, 2017) Town hall meetings held by Members of Congress in 2017 have been one part theater, two parts protest, and usually three parts crazy. Normally about 20 to 40 constituents attend the average town hall meeting held by a House member. But with the new administration, citizens have been showing up to them in the hundreds or even the thousands. The media has focused on those meetings which are most raucous. (Why cover an event where an elected official and constituents have a calm conversation on ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2017-05-25
  • Politico Influence: Andres Bascumbe is joining TechCongress
    Politico Influence reports that Andres Bascumbe joined the TechCongress team.Andres Bascumbe is joining TechCongress, a startup housed at New America, as a program manager. Bascumbe previously worked for Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), handing technology, cybersecurity, federal IT, government contracting and telecommunications issues.  ... (Read More)
    Source: Tech CongressPublished on 2017-05-25By Andres Bascumbe
  • Take The Poll!
    Over the years, we’ve heard lots of ideas on how to improve the campaign finance system – at every level of government. Which proposals do you think should be top priority? Take the poll HERE!     The post Take The Poll! appeared first on Take Back Our Republic. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-05-25By Admin
  • Take The Poll!
    Over the years, we’ve heard lots of ideas on how to improve the campaign finance system – at every level of government. Which proposals do you think should be top priority? Take the poll HERE!     The post Take The Poll! appeared first on Take Back Our Republic. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-05-25By Admin
  • A Wedge-Busting National Priorities Survey
    We've long made the case that when you're Wedged, you've been manipulated into losing sight of your own political priorities, for two reasons:You are fooled into thinking emotionally resonant "wedge issues" are a very high priority for you; when forced to prioritize, these fall below other issuesYou are fooled into believing that your priorities for the nation are in fact very different from those of other political stripes--when in reality you actually have a lot in commonHaving sight of one's political priorities is important for many reasons. The most obvious reason is that it helps you pick a candidate that actually ... (Read More)
    Source: ReConsiderPublished on 2017-05-25By Erik Fogg
  • What We’re Reading: New Partnerships Journal Issue
    Read the latest edition of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, North Carolina Campus Compact’s peer-reviewed, online journal, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This spring 2017 issue of Partnerships offers new perspectives and research on enduring matters for service-learning scholars and practitioners.  Three articles tackle distinct areas of concern: […] ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-05-25By American Democracy Project
  • What We’re Reading: New Partnerships Journal Issue
    Read the latest edition of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, North Carolina Campus Compact’s peer-reviewed, online journal, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This spring 2017 issue of Partnerships offers new perspectives and research on enduring matters for service-learning scholars and practitioners.  Three articles tackle distinct areas of concern: […] ... (Read More)
    Source: ADP of the AASCUPublished on 2017-05-25By American Democracy Project
  • NCDD Joins Coalition in Launching National Survey on the American Dream
    In an era of political divide and confusion, we can learn a lot about what is happening if we slow down and ask people how their thoughts and feelings about the issues that seem to divide us most are changing. That is why NCDD is proud to announce that we’ve joined a national, nonpartisan coalition that is launching the “What’s Your American Dream?” survey. This survey will ask people across the US to express their values and goals around the issues they see as most vital, and deliver the results to lawmakers. We think that an effort like this can help guide the ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2017-05-25By Roshan Bliss
  • America Needs an “Empirical Showdown Between Government and the Voluntary Sector”
    Tax Revolution Institute Executive Director Dan Johnson speaks with Vin Armani of “The Vin Armani Show” to discuss how TRI was formed, what the tax revolution is all about, and how libertarians can benefit from modifying their “taxation is theft” mantra. Johnson explains why libertarians should instead focus on the services that taxes are supposed to provide and the evidence for why government fails to provide them. Johnson also highlights the fact that America is in dire need of an “empirical showdown” that illustrates — once and for all — why the voluntary sector can provide for the social ... (Read More)
    Source: Tax Revolution InstitutePublished on 2017-05-24By TRI Staff
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