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.

  • WEBINAR RECAP: What Nonprofits Can (and Should) Say About the Election
    Misinformation and disinformation regarding changes and election integrity can exacerbate mistrust in the system. As trusted messengers, nonprofits are well positioned to challenge misinformation about voting and elections, even when candidates are the source of that inaccurate information. Throughout this webinar we explored how we can nonprofits can challenge misinformation and do so while maintaining nonpartisan. Special thanks to Nonprofit VOTE’s Caitlin Donnelly and Adler & Colvin’s David Levitt, for sharing their knowledge and expertise. WEBINAR MATERIALS: Please feel free to download the Powerpoint​ and watch the webinar​ on Nonprofit VOTE’s YouTube channel​. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: For more information on the areas touched on throughout the ... (Read More)
    Source: Nonprofit VotePublished on 2020-10-07By Kimberley Carroll-Cox
  • The Day After (2020 Edition)
    The following blog was originally written and posted before election day four years ago as we awaited the results of the 2016 elections. Then, as now, we were in the grips of a divisive election. However, now those differences are magnified by a pandemic, civil unrest and an economic crisis that makes it even more imperative that we come together after the election to govern and move our states and our nation forward. I believe that the advice is as valid today as it was four years ago, if not more so. I hope you agree! By Thomas H. Little, ... (Read More)
    Source: SLLFPublished on 2020-10-07By SLLF
  • America’s Lost Voices
    The turmoil that coronavirus has exacerbated is shining a spotlight on previously under-discussed topics such as race, inequality, and the criminal justice system. Yet, a critical source of systemic inequality is still not getting attention -- the fundamentally unfair practice of prison gerrymandering.  There are several clear patterns in the prison population. First, it is disproportionately people of color. As of 2017, over 60% of individuals in prison were people of color. Black men are 6 times more likely and hispanic men are 2.7 times to be incarcerated as white men. In that same vein, black and hispanic women make ... (Read More)
    Source: Bridge AlliancePublished on 2020-10-07
  • Colby College Joins a Growing List of Student Governments using Ranked Choice Voting
    Maine has long been a hotbed for “small-d” democratic reform, with its citizens and politicians recognizing the desire for voters to cast more meaningful ballots in a polarized and broken American political system.  According to a study by the Electoral Integrity Project, which surveyed 716 political scientists, Maine is among the most democratic states in the country, ranking 6th out of all 50 states in its electoral procedures, laws, and safeguards. Maine became the first state to approve ranked choice voting (RCV) for its statewide elections in 2016, with the ballot referendum on RCV garnering the second greatest number of ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2020-10-07
  • MIAC Votes Initiative
    MIAC Votes Initiative The post MIAC Votes Initiative appeared first on ALL IN Challenge. Is your campus ALL IN? ... (Read More)
    Source: All InPublished on 2020-10-07By Bryana Moore
  • MIAC Votes Initiative
    MIAC Votes Initiative The post MIAC Votes Initiative appeared first on ALL IN Challenge. Is your campus ALL IN? ... (Read More)
    Source: All In ChallengePublished on 2020-10-07By Bryana Moore
  • Emerging Technologies in Governance Program Starts 10/27
    The Professional Certificate Leading Smart Communities will be hosted online this fall by our friends at NCDD member org, the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civil Leadership! The intersection of government and technology has drastically changed in the past few years, and these changes are even more drastic with the health precautions needed due to COVID-19. Learn essential skills from leaders in government technology on how to better utilize #govtech, and impact of technology in the future. Don’t miss out on this training series – program starts in less than three weeks on Tuesday, October 27th! For more details on this ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2020-10-07By Isabella Guzman
  • Get Out The Vote
    Each week the AIT community receives #TakeActionTuesday with tips for creating impactful change in their community and beyond. From new online tools, to pending policy updates, subscribe today to make sure you don’t miss these action-oriented recommendations. It’s time to GOTV! The election is less than one month away and voting has already begun so in these final weeks, it’s all about getting out the vote (GOTV)!  Voter registration has already closed in 14 states but there are multiple states’ registration deadlines looming.  This handy chart lays it all out or you can check out AIT’s Voter Guides for detailed information on voting in your ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2020-10-06By Kierra Powell
  • Visions for Justice: Conversation 4 — Demystifying Budgets
    This is the fourth conversation in our Visions for Justice discussion series. Every other week, we will be examining key issues for justice as it relates to participatory practices by learning from organizers on the ground who are reimagining public safety, centering community-led decision-making, and divesting from systems that harm us to invest in thriving communities.
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2020-10-06By PBPadmin
  • Exciting Updates from the Tufts’ Tisch College of Civic Life
    We received this announcement from NCDDer Peter Levine at Tufts’ Tisch College of Civic Life, sharing many exciting updates happening at Tisch that we wanted to help boost to the larger NCDD network. Don’t miss out on the next announcement and sign up for this newsletter via the Frontiers of Democracy Updates Email List linked here. Do you have information you’d like to share with the NCDD network? Then check out this page to learn how to boost information with the expansive coalition. Update about Frontiers of Democracy and Civic Initiatives at Tufts Via Peter Levine on email list ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2020-10-06By Keiva Hummel
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