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.

  • Peter Yarrow Wants You! To Enter Our Songwriting Conest
    Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary sings the group’s Grammy-winning hit “If I Had a Hammer” and encourages you to try your hand at singing a song that captures the spirit of Braver Angels for our songwriting contest. For full rules and information:
    The Braver Angels Songwriting Contest The post Peter Yarrow Wants You! To Enter Our Songwriting Conest appeared first on Braver Angels. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-05-18By Braver Angels
  • NewsMax Sunday Features TBOR ED on Mail-In Voting
    NewsMax’s Sunday edition featured TBOR’s Executive Director alongside some of the top conservative leaders in the country. As a former long-time Republican field operative, John Pudner made the case for temporarily allowing broader mail-in voting, pointing out that coronavirus actually makes it very difficult for those who would commit voter fraud or ballot harvesting that can occur in other years. Pudner writes the “Take Back Our Republic” column for NewsMax and has appeared on NewsMax TV (Channel 349 Direct TV, 177 Spectrum, 216 on Dish). See the complete op-ed here. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-05-18By Justin Hill
  • THIS TUES: Add your voice to the next COVID-19 stimulus!
    Take Action!Last Friday, the U.S. House released a new phase of the COVID-19 relief package, the HEROES Act. Because of the efforts of fearless MomsRising members and action takers like you, many of your priorities and demands are included in the package including: a HEROES’ fund of $200 billion for essential workers who are risking their lives in the midst of the pandemic; a stronger Payroll Protection Program (PPP) which will extend the urgently needed PPP loan program as well as help ensure communities of color receive the support they need and quickly; an increase in funding for testing and ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-05-17By Diarra Diouf
  • Sign On to Tell Congress: Boost SNAP!
    Take Action!At MomsRising we are hearing from families every day wondering how they are going to put food on the table: “I am a mother of two and I am expecting my third. My oldest child is nine and she receives free breakfast and lunch at school. Our family lives from paycheck to paycheck and therefore forcing us to spend more money on food impacts our ability to pay additional bills. My infant child also receives free meals and formula at his daycare and while his daycare has not officially closed as of yet, a closure is impending. I am ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-05-17By Elyssa Schmier
  • Experiencing COVID-19
    Like the rest of America, Braver Angels has been touched by the COVID-19 epidemic and the national response. Some of us have been touched in very personal ways. So listen as the Braver Angels crew, including Ciaran, April, Monica and John, share their own experiences related to COVID-19, while exploring the warring attitudes of the American people. The post Experiencing COVID-19 appeared first on Braver Angels. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-05-17By Braver Angels
  • QUICK ACTION for Ahmaud Arbery
    Take Action!This was a tough Mother’s Day. Not just because of the pandemic. We were also all thinking of Ahmaud Arbery’s mother Wanda, who was grieving the loss of her son at the hands of two men who literally hunted down and killed him while he was jogging. Just last week — ELEVEN WEEKS LATER — Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested for the shooting. The prosecutors and police sworn to protect families and communities instead hid and covered up a horrific murder. ELEVEN WEEKS LATER. Ahmaud’s mother and his friends and family have had to wait eleven weeks for ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-05-15By Karen Showalter
  • Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 15, 2020
    It's another Friday. The weather is warming and we are DOING IT, friends. This is a hard time. Thank you for all you're doing for yourself, your family, your community and this nation. We see you, and we're honored to work alongside you. This week's list of top #5Actions includes some urgent calls to action around childcare, SNAP, Ahmaud Arbery, and more. Please be sure to scroll down and take action, then forward this email to friends and family who may want to, too. Together we are powerful! Here's the list:  1. Tell your Senators: Boost SNAP! BACKGROUND: The House of ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-05-15By Karen Showalter
  • South Florida Coordinator Wayne Rossiter Featured in Florida Politics
    The core disease in our system of government is pay to play politics, where big donors get special favors, such as a Fortune 500 corporation stealing millions of dollars from a stimulus package set up to help small business owners across America who had to shut down operations so we can flatten the Coronavirus curve. How did these behemoth companies already have their applications submitted to get these small business stimulus funds on day one, unless someone in government gave them a heads up about it beforehand? The swamp is full of politicians getting campaign donations, while they do financial ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2020-05-15By Justin Hill
  • Say NO to “Big Brother” Bill H.R. 6666
    On May 1, 2020, 45 congress members co-sponsored Bill HR 6666, proposing to spend $100 BILLION dollars in 2020 to hire “contact tracers”, coronavirus testers, and reporting agents. If passed, this would create an unprecedented new mega-industry for what appears to be a type of “medical martial law”. TAKE ACTION NOW! For more posts about COVID-19, visit our coronavirus page. The post Say NO to “Big Brother” Bill H.R. 6666 appeared first on Citizens for Health. ... (Read More)
    Source: Citizens.orgPublished on 2020-05-14By Citizens For Health
  • Join the Meeting on COVID-19 and Loneliness
    COVID-19 has ushered in an unprecedented era of isolation and loneliness. Dr. Vivek Murthy, MomsRising’s favorite U.S. Surgeon General, who served under President Obama, has just released his new book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in the Sometimes Lonely World. We are honored and excited to tell you that Dr. Murthy has accepted our invitation to join our next #KeepMarching meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, to discuss TogetherWill you join the meeting with former President Obama’s U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Murthy, too, to talk about loneliness? Click here to RSVP.  In Together, Dr. Murthy makes the case for loneliness as a ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-05-14By Gloria Pan
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